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May 17, 2012

Light Trikes at the Bay Area Maker Faire

at 11:15 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets

 

If you are in the Bay Area you better be checking out the Maker Faire this weekend. It is running May 19th and 20th. The Light Cycle above from Frog is sure to be a big crowd draw! This device is loosely based on the light bikes from Tron, the two players are back to back riding one their own light cycle and has a dedicated view, this is a great spectator project since there is a center screen which shows the aerial view of the playing field. The bike is based on a Schwinn bike and was hand welded by the crew. The electronics are Arduino based and are networked together to allow sharing of game sensor data.