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Open source bicycle interaction synthesizer – velosynth

June 22, 2010

Velosynth Project – A Fun Bike

Velosynth is a new project on Kickstarter. It is claimed as the open source bicycle interaction synthesizer. It aims to raise 500 $, for now it has raised 1,211 $ with 11 backers.  The project idea is to transform the bicycle’s acceleration to the audio feedbacks.  Although the project has not clearly stated its uses, the potential uses can include:

(1) Safety, when other bicycles approach, you can hear them and avoid the collision.

(2) Music, when riding bicycle, you can listen to the music, which is adaptive to the bicycle speed.

The project ‘s documentation will be released under the creative commons license, basically free to modify.

The team behind of this project is EFFALO. The team has three members Vernon Effalo, Michael Felix, and Max Ogden. You can find more details on their website.

Accreditation to  EFFALO

2 Comments leave one →
  1. susie permalink
    June 22, 2010 4:26 pm

    Even though I like their ideas to interact with the bike when bicycling, it seems from the demostration that their preliminary product produces extra noises rather than “music” from the bike. If we want music when bycicling, why not just bringing a ipod with us?

    • June 22, 2010 4:54 pm

      The product shown in the website is still a prototype. With the raised fund, hopefully they can enhance it. That is the point of correctly using the raised fund.

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