Laser-Cut Bike Light

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Introduction: Laser-Cut Bike Light

These are instructions on how to make the custom DIY LED bike light that I made when I was an art student. While shopping for a new bike tail light, I couldn’t find a single cool design for my beach cruiser. Unlike my hipster friends and carbon-fiber-loving classmates, I was always more interested in the style of Copenhagen’s Cycle Chic. With no good bike lights to buy, I decided to create my own custom beach cruiser light.

Unfortunately, my bicycle and light were recently stolen. I made this instructable with the few images and videos that I had saved. By entering the Instructables Epilog Challenge, I hope to win the Epilog Zing laser cutter so that I can make another tail light for my new ratrod bike. If there’s enough interest in my laser cutter project, I plan on starting a small business making bike light mods and laser cutter art.

Watch the 2-minute video to check out the design process, from concept design to finished product. And if you happen to see my stolen bike anywhere in the Oakland area, please let me know!

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    8 Discussions

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    NDW
    NDW

    8 years ago on Introduction

    How much will this cost the consumer, when can I buy it, and where should Insend the check!

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    jtsubota
    jtsubota

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the support. If I win the laser cutter, I'll be sure to let you know!

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    lrains
    lrains

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Great looking light. You should come out to East Bay bike party.

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    jtsubota
    jtsubota

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Will do! I'll be sure to check it out next month!

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    NDW
    NDW

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Indeed. Please make yourself known at SF/EB Bike Party. Sorry about your bike...

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    worfdax
    worfdax

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I think that is a really cool design. Maybe we could add something like that to my truck.

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    jtsubota
    jtsubota

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Te doy las gracias para complementarme!