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Light your Bike, and use your Phone to Control It

Light your Bike, and use your Phone to Control It © MIT

Arduino, NeoPixels, Firmata, and a Windows Phone (picked one up for $30 bucks) to control lighting.

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Components and supplies

About this project

Introduction

I thought, well I have a strip of NeoPixels that I'm not using...and it's kinda dark outside when I bike to and from work.

Background

When I took on this project to write an app to control an Arduino, my programming background was mostly in Python. However, I found these two tutorials helpful for picking up C# and understanding how to develop a Windows Universal Application.

https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/C-Fundamentals-for-Absolute-Beginners

https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-10-development-for-absolute-beginners

Light it up

Launching the app brings up the connection page. Once a Bluetooth connection is made and Firmata exchanges some things your brought to the controls.

Mounting the breadboard to the bike, note the screw on the right side of the breadboard.

Code

C# universal app
Run in Visual Studio, deploy on your device.
Arduino Sketch
Launch Arduino, load sketch, upload into Arduino board.

Schematics

Sketch
bike_light_sketch.fzz
Sketch Image
Bike light sketch bb

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