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   * Promising DIY bicycle fenders: https://​bicycleobsession.wordpress.com/​2013/​03/​03/​turn-two-plastic-bottles-and-a-hanger-into-the-worlds-best-diy-bicycle-fenders/​   * Promising DIY bicycle fenders: https://​bicycleobsession.wordpress.com/​2013/​03/​03/​turn-two-plastic-bottles-and-a-hanger-into-the-worlds-best-diy-bicycle-fenders/​
     * Can probably make teeth in the insertion so they don't come out. Removes need for wire.     * Can probably make teeth in the insertion so they don't come out. Removes need for wire.
 +
 +===== 10? Uncommon Bicycle Things =====
 +10? "​advanced"​ bike things
 +  • Basics, helmet, maintenance,​ clothes planning, why.
 +  • 
 +  • No backpack
 +  • Expect people to not see you. It's much less fun to be in an accident and have your expenses covered than to ride a bike another day without pain.
 +  • People turning from right
 +    • Small headlight is not visible from off angles
 +    • Reflectors are retro-reflective
 +  • When passing cars on the right that are waiting at an intersection and the light turns green, don't rush through! Assume people won't signal and won't look to their right before turning. I balance it. Stop accelerating and make sure to be very visible in front of a car but behind the next car as you proceed through the intersection . (maybe best to show in video)
 +  • Rain is great fun during the daytime, as long as you can take a shower at work! However, at night-time, water on ground can be very painful. Can't see potholes or debris in bike lane, even with motorcycle light. So just go slowly
 +  • Large obstacles on intersection corner make for huge blind spot for you and driver.
 +  • 
 +  • Action camera. While it's likely that the authorities will side in your favor, for biking and in a car it's cheap insurance. Guaranteed accurate testimony.
 +
 +===== Light Collimator =====
 +Or Lens. On amazon for pretty cheap.
 +
 +US source: https://​www.addicore.com/​ProductDetails.asp?​ProductCode=AD418&​CartID=1
  
 ===== Trailer ===== ===== Trailer =====
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 Or child trailer. But sucky part is storing it. Somehow mount to ceiling. Or child trailer. But sucky part is storing it. Somehow mount to ceiling.
 +===== Notes from Johnson Light Show =====
 +Vixen or xLights
 +  * Seem to need to use an OS and external controllers. Can be as cheap as Raspberry Pi Zero
 +
 +Screw connectors for waterproofing and strength.
 +
 +
 +Wemos D1 Mini is awesome. $4 each, and you get wifi, 4mb of flash, free webserver, etc. Wow. 
 +
 +Also want to use FastLED. They do dithering and lots of cool patterns. Don't support RGBW, unfortunately :-(
 +  * {{youtube>​fjoDkqoU5Fk?​medium}} with yellow pool noodle. Free code!
 +  * {{youtube>​3zQ8qC1KQgU?​medium}} Also free code! And construction!
 +
 +He uses Ray Wu's Alibaba page: https://​www.aliexpress.com/​store/​701799. But prices aren't that much different for 5V led strips than ALITOVE on amazon
 +
 +====== Ultraviolet UV =====
 +BBlack lights and tanning beds and UV leds all put out 320-400 nm UV light. (UVA).
 +
 +Pretty sure more UV light is put out during the daytime w/ the sun than coming out of a black light, but want to avoid it long term. Also, avoid pointing it in your eyes / exposed skin too much.
 ===== Strobe LED Lights ===== ===== Strobe LED Lights =====
 +
 +
 How to overdrive LEDs to do your bidding. How to overdrive LEDs to do your bidding.
  
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 From Cree, apparently this is a JEDEC spec! https://​www.cree.com/​led-components/​media/​documents/​XLampMCE_SolderingandHandling.pdf From Cree, apparently this is a JEDEC spec! https://​www.cree.com/​led-components/​media/​documents/​XLampMCE_SolderingandHandling.pdf
 {{:​everyday:​pasted:​20190209-131737.png}} {{:​everyday:​pasted:​20190209-131737.png}}
-===== Code Backup ​=====+===== Code ===== 
 +  * Need to have really accurate timing estimate of LED strips because it stops delayMicroseconds() and delay() from working right. I'm off by a factor of two somehow 
 +    * Really helpful to have an oscilloscope / logic analyzer for this, as you can get accurate timings of everything very easily just by pulsing a pin and commenting out everything except each section you're timing. 
 +==== Backup ​====
 {{ :​everyday:​bikestuff.zip |}} {{ :​everyday:​bikestuff.zip |}}
  
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 ==== Mr. Domes ==== ==== Mr. Domes ====
-Should you even do it?+Should you even bike?
  
   * As people get older, their pupils are not as able to let in light (dilate). Equivalent to a young person wearing a pair of sunglasses! Also get glazed over from cataracts.   * As people get older, their pupils are not as able to let in light (dilate). Equivalent to a young person wearing a pair of sunglasses! Also get glazed over from cataracts.
   * There are idiots! People are lost and look at their phones, or drive drunk. Or just don't look around, or don't care about hitting you.   * There are idiots! People are lost and look at their phones, or drive drunk. Or just don't look around, or don't care about hitting you.
 +    * This can even happen when they'​re behind you in the bike lane too and can otherwise see you (swerving to side)
   * Especially when it's raining and dark, it's really difficult to see stuff on the road. One poorly placed pinecone on your skinny road tires could be enough to tip you over and cause $15K easy just for screwing your elbow back together again! Of course insurance will probably cover it, but not sure if they'​ll raise your rates. That'​ll pay for a lot of public transit or Uber rides.   * Especially when it's raining and dark, it's really difficult to see stuff on the road. One poorly placed pinecone on your skinny road tires could be enough to tip you over and cause $15K easy just for screwing your elbow back together again! Of course insurance will probably cover it, but not sure if they'​ll raise your rates. That'​ll pay for a lot of public transit or Uber rides.
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     * Unicorn     * Unicorn
     * Other crazy stuff: {{:​everyday:​img_20190419_104517.jpg?​600|}}     * Other crazy stuff: {{:​everyday:​img_20190419_104517.jpg?​600|}}
 +{{:​everyday:​pasted:​20190519-185757.png}}
 +    * Kinda like the middle one, but it's almost too anime.
   * "bang bang" (on off) blinky lights don't convey distance very well. Our eyes need time to place something. So an oncoming car might think you are farther away than you are and cut in front? Plus they are quite annoying, not so good either. ​   * "bang bang" (on off) blinky lights don't convey distance very well. Our eyes need time to place something. So an oncoming car might think you are farther away than you are and cut in front? Plus they are quite annoying, not so good either. ​
     * Sine wave looked cool...     * Sine wave looked cool...
 +== LED Diffusion ==
 +Looks like the pros use clear plastic infused with barium sulfate: https://​www.prnewswire.com/​news-releases/​light-scattering-grade-barium-sulfate-248191361.html. Will see what it's like at TAP plastics.
 +
 +I liked the polyethylene at Ace. Kinda milky
 +
 +TAP plastics, they have:
 +  * LED Light Panel Sheet, thin, easily bendable and probably adjustable. https://​www.tapplastics.com/​product/​plastics/​plastic_sheets_rolls/​led_ligh_panel/​598
 +  * Satinice White, https://​www.tapplastics.com/​product/​plastics/​cut_to_size_plastic/​satinice_white/​655
 +
 +  * {{youtube>​KqYq21fSfRU?​medium}}
 +    * Huboptic makes good diffuse light masks, but pretty sure they'​re all with EL panels (somehow addressable!,​ probably with lots of small wires). Nice work, but too dark for my needs. But they do have some LED ones too....
 +    * {{youtube>​F-mzh7kvARo?​medium}}
 +
  
 === Solutions === === Solutions ===
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     * Or don't use it at all for now and have the speed constant     * Or don't use it at all for now and have the speed constant
   * See pulse lighting above   * See pulse lighting above
 +
 +=== Hot glue ===
 +The usual craft stuff has a low "​softness"​ temperature of 130F. Also our glue gun only goes to 280F. Increasing to 400F will help grippiness, but it'll still be soft in sunlight. So will call hot glue folks and see what they recommend / say.
 +
 +Also best to heat up the metal or whatever, apparently, before connecting.
 +
 +
 +Is 3M tape better? As long as it's somewhat easily removable. Probably a lot less frustration for end user over buying a hotter hot glue gun.
 == Straws Glow / Reflection ? == == Straws Glow / Reflection ? ==
 +I'm leaning towards much larger (1"?), lightweight tubing that I wrap/glue with outdoor fluorescent yellow flagging tape. Good source for cheap ($1.50 + $3.50 shipping). http://​smithsafetysupply.com/​fluorescent-glo-flagging-ribbons/​
 +  * Doubles as a cape/flag too...
 +  * Another source, local. Hillsboro! Acme Tool. https://​acmetool.com/​index.jsp?​path=product&​part=604&​ds=dept&​process=search&​qdx=0&​ID=%2CBarrier.Flagging.and.Underground.Tapes%2Cdept-2BY
 +
 +{{:​everyday:​pasted:​20190614-222540.png?​200}}
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 +Hard to find tubing that is outdoor proof and not transparent and cheap. Flagging tape it is!
 +
 +
 +
 += Straws =
 +Found food fluorescent straws from Cash and Carry, but they faded over time and aren't that wide.
 +
 +
 Clear or white/​multicolored straws? Clear or white/​multicolored straws?
  
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