Well, for those of you that have an exercise bicycle in your home, you must be quite familiar with the odometer that sticks on the exercise bicycle. Have you ever thought to modify the odometer into a more powerful reading tool? If you did, then today is your lucky day…
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s meet this incredible “Spoke-o-dometer,” where it’s actually a more advanced device than Cyclocomputer, which is a device mounted on a bicycle that calculates and displays trip information. The biggest different of the Spoke-o-dometer and the ordinary cyclocomputer is the latter always being attached to the handlebar for easy viewing, while the Spoke-o-dometer is displays on the bicycle’s wheels!
Technically, this Spoke-o-dometer involves creating a Persistance of Vision (POV) device for mounting on a bike wheel. Although there are a few of these devices already on the market, this project is differs in that it combines a basic bike meter with the POV readout. Furthermore, the device will display speed and total distance traveled, soon after you rid on the bicycle!
Unlike those standard bike computers, this information isn’t displayed for the cyclist own purpose, but it’s rather to show off to other people in the street. By making this information public, it would become more fun to ride on your bicycle and cycling around the neighborhood!