This morning, while riding my bike, I thought, "Wouldn't it be nice to know when someone is approaching from behind?" I didn't want to use mirrors or funny glasses, so I decided to use an ultrasonic transducer to trigger a buzzer when approached.

This involves a Ping transducer, Arduino, buzzer, switch, 9 volt battery and enclosure.

Thanks to the world of 3D printing, these things don't have to be force fit into a black box anymore.

For the design and print files of the box (created in Autodesk's 123d software--free):

Step 1:

I started by piling the major components together to see what sort of space it would take.
When I am ready you will be the 1st to know my friend ! Until then I will keep learning from the Pro's ! <br>Build_it_Bob
Great idea Mike ! I like your custom enclosure too ...you are the man with the 3d printer! <br>I always enjoy your creative projects ...keep them coming and many thanks for sharing. <br>Build_it_Bob
Thank you! They have some really cool prizes in the &quot;Bikes and Wheels&quot; contest, so I thought I'd give it a shot. <br>Hopefully, you can document and publish a project one of these days :)

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