The art style of Chindogu and our love for cycling inspired us to make biking as safe as riding in a car.
What it does
We integrated two required car safety features into a bike helmet. We have turn signals that are activated by a mercury-tilt sensor and headlights that are activated by a photo resistor or a push button.
How we built it
Lots of jumper wires, electrical tape, resistors, and Arduino
Challenges we ran into
We are not mechanical engineers so we can't put things together for crap. Also, cheap-ass sensors.
On a more serious note, we only had access to one Arduino, so we designed a hardware PWM by using an oscillator, zener diode, and potentiometers. However, we did not have the ability to view the output signal since there was no oscilloscope available. Ultimately, we are very curious as to if our DIY PWM output actually works, and we will be testing it when we get back to Purdue.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Everything works, it actually works. We have a video.
What we learned
We need mechanical engineering friends. Most of the electronic knowledge came from our experience in lab.
What's next for Deceptacar
We want to add retractable sunglasses and buy improved sensors.