8418Re: [rootsradicals] Bicygnals
- Mar 5, 2009On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 8:35 AM, Travers, Neil
> I think they look awful, but...I think the 2.4 ghz band is license free. It's what a lot of modern
> The USA restriction could be because of "2.4 Ghz WIREFREE INDICTORS" - I
> don't know what the radio spectrum laws are like in US - is this a
> license free band?
cordless phones and Wifi devices use. My best guess is that they're
either afraid of the liability in the event that the signal doesn't
have the intended effect, or perhaps there's a potential for patent
I like the thought of that unit, but I can see that it won't work on
anything but a set of flat bars. Given that I have a set of 'pleasant
revolution' cruiser bars, the shape of the unit won't do me any good.
I've been giving turn signals (and functional brake lights) a lot of
thought given the amount of street time I spend on my bicycle. My
current thought is to modify some existing motorcycle technology for
bicycle use. This makes sense to me since not only am I a motorcycle
rider, but there are widely available parts in junkyards across the
world that are ripe for the picking. These parts have been engineered
and tested, and I also like the design of the switch. It can be
operated without looking at it.
I still need to figure out exactly how to mount the units, and, well,
develop some kind of idea about electrical engineering. :)
The other thing I've been thinking about is developing a universal
power pack for my big dummy. I have lights that require 5.5v, 3v and
14v, a horn that draws 12v, and the motorcycle system would also
require 12v. If I can just have one battery on the bike to charge
that runs all of the above, I'd be a very happy camper.
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