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August 3, 2007

Top 5 Brake Light Hacks

at 5:07 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Top 5 and Top 10

I am not sure how legal these break light and tail light hacks are but they sure look great. Check with your local police department before installing this type of equipment, or install a switch to go from stock to cool.


 

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“My 98 Mitsubishi Eclipse LED taillight conversion with 7-segment sequential turn signals and sequential brake lights. All custom built.”


 

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Sequential tail lights on an Impala.


 

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“Want to be different, Tired of having the same thing as everyone else. Really tired of pulling up next to those Rice Burners and seeing all that crazy stuff they have but not being able to find ANYTHING for your STANG. GUESS WHAT. We have something they can’t have. Why, because you must have three tail lights per side for it to work and your STANG comes factory with them.”


 

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“Demo of flashing LED brake lamps on a Chrysler 300C CRD”


 

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“The light is basically a dot-matrix display consisting of 5 rows with 10 dots per row. Resulting 50 dots (LEDs) can produce pretty bright light. They also can display directional light patterns such as arrows repeating the signals after turn signals, or short scrolling messages.

The light is controlled by a script, which can be changed by the user. This light has RS-232 interface. All my later projects use USB connectivity. This one was the first implementation of my idea about an updatable tail light. So I tried to make it as cheap and simple as possible. “