Introduction: USB Powered Bicycle Frontal Lighting System

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Hello,

in this simple Instructable, I will show you how to make your own USB powered frontal lighting system for your bicycle,thus eliminating the use of non-rechargeable batteries, and saving yourself around 80€ by not purchasing a factory-made one.

Step 1: Components List

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Step 2: Tools List

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- Cable cutter.

- Cable stripper.

- Cutter.

- Flat Screwdriver.

- Multi-meter.

- A vice.

- A drill.

- 8mm drill bit (wood).

- Soldering station.

- Protective headphones.

- Protective glasses.

Step 3: Cut and Strip the USB Cable

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Step 4: Test USB Cable Polarity, and the Power Supply Output.

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Step 5: Open Up the LED Lamps and Remove Unused Battery Connections

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Step 6: Drill Holes for the Power Cables.

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Step 7: Cut the Power Cables to the Right Length, and Solder Them Onto the Battery Inputs in the Lamps, RED on Positive, BLACK on Negative.

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Step 8: TEST System Performance Before Assembly..

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Step 9: Solder the Connections to the USB Cable, and Assemble the System.

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Step 10: Mount on Your Bike, Strap the Battery Pack, and Adjust the Focus!

Picture of Mount on Your Bike, Strap the Battery Pack, and Adjust the Focus!

that is my Chopper by the way :D,with a DYI double battery pack. Very proud to have it.

Step 11: Last Step : Vote for Me in the Tech Contest :D (the Cup Icon in Top Right Corner on Your Phone).Thanks

Comments

19raulruiz68 (author)2015-12-04

oops,
You Got my Vote!
"thumbs"

19raulruiz68 (author)2015-12-04

The light project "PRICELE$$"! I live central in the city of Stockton CA. My city is ticketly ""very"" serious about lights on bikes after dark. I have given more flashlights to my group of bicycling associates than I ever owned. lol
This definitely has a trade/street value for parts & accessories.
TY
Raul

Joey John 9821 (author)2015-11-29

what the hell is on that bike it looks awesome

Kreat0r (author)Joey John 98212015-11-29

it s a double battery pack that i made for it because i do long distance everyday (the blue ones are the original 10AH, the black one is 18AH).

Joey John 9821 (author)Kreat0r2015-11-30

I love it

Joey John 9821 (author)2015-11-29

I have that bike but stock

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