June 18, 2012

The LumaHelm - interactive helmet for cyclists

Fellow Melbournian Wouter Walmink from RMIT decided that a normal bike helmet wasn't good enough, and instead designed one that apart from being totally unique, also indicated the movement of the cyclist as well. Using an Arduino board as the base, his LumaHelm helment is unique and certainly solves his problem. See more in the following video:

Once more projects such as this show how much you can do with the Arduino system and some imagination. For those looking to replicate this project, a good start would be with our Freetronics LeoStick - one of the smallest Arduino-compatible boards on the market; and our AM3X accelerometer module - perfect for motion and tilt detection:

Both are very small and easy to implement in your own projects. Futhermore, you can find out more about Wouter at his website here

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