DIY Simple LED Bike Tires

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Introduction: DIY Simple LED Bike Tires

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A simple way to make your tires light up the night. This can work on bikes, scooters, and mabey even cars. Ok probably not cars since their tires might just send this little array flying and possibly breaking something or hurting someone. Also if you dont have any leds sitting around you can take apart a flashlight for them.

Step 1: Materials

This project will use a varation of the "LED Throwie".

Materials:
-4 leds(any color)
-2, 3v battaries
-electrical tape
- a bike or another slow moving form of transportstion

Step 2: Dual "Throwies"

Now take 2 LEDs and one battery and attach them with electrical tape. Repeat this for the two remaning LEDs and battery.

Step 3: Attach to Wheel

Now take some duct tape or electrical tape and secure the "dual throwie" to the outer part of the wheel rim. Make shure it is on the outer part of the rim or else centrifugal force will most likely tear the whole thing off or at least bend the LEDs alot. Sorry I forgot to photograph this part up close.

Step 4: Done

Now you have cool light up wheels in under 5min.

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I did a similar hack to some hub-caps of mine back in the day. Got some amusing looks from people in other cars, should really redo it and post it up here =)

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can make is project for car is good.

Wait. When you're riding does it make a continuous circle of light or not? I'm thinking no... =S

Very close to it when you are moving at a good rate of speed.

If you put two lights on the opposite sides of one tire you might have a better circle effect.

Yea that helps when you go slower making a complete circle with less speed.

this is a very nice idea, i think i'm gonna do it seeing as my parents are always nagging me about having no light on my bike. What about el-wire? although maybe that wouldn't be necessary as the wheels are spinning so it would create the same effect of like a circle of light.

very nice idea. ill do-it-myself and add them to my bike when it stops raining.