Overview

In this guide we will use the Circuit Playground to create a bike turn signal indicator. By sewing the Circuit Playground to a bike glove and using the accelerometer to detect hand position the standard hand turn signals are enhanced with some nice NeoPixel animations.

Required Parts

In addition to a Circuit Playground, you will need some form of battery power. The 500mAh battery is a nice low profile option and is recommended for this build. However, you may be able to also use the AAA battery pack if you can incorporate it into your bike gloves. Oh yeah, you'll also need bike gloves and some needle and thread to sew everything together.

Bike Gloves

Also check out these options for charging the LiPo battery.

Before Starting

If you are new to the Circuit Playground, you may want to first read these overview guides.

This project will use the Arduino IDE. Make sure you have added the board support for the Circuit Playground as well as installed the Circuit Playground library. MUST DO BOTH. This is covered in the guides linked above.

Last updated on 2017-06-04 at 02.08.01 PM Published on 2017-06-05 at 06.13.58 PM