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Old 10-13-2009, 10:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
bennelson
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Hey Shiba!

Do you have a favorite style or look of a motorcycle?

Do you want saddlebags and a big windshield? Minimalist Bobber? Futuristic cyber cycle? TRON LightCycle? Pirate theme?

Any suggestions might help with some body sketches.

-Ben

PS: I found a relevant YouTube video.
This shows some LED effects as a kit being demo'd on the floor (not actually installed on a cycle) but it is multicolor, and features several different chase modes.

What if we used 3-color LEDs, (each LED can make Red, Green, or Blue, or different colors based on a mix of the three) and embedded an array of them under the skin of the bike. We could have Tom or Royce do some work to control the LEDs, and design them to animate based on, say, an audio file, or maybe throttle input from the Motor Controller? Twist the throttle hard and a pulse of LEDs lights up from front to back?



Also, as far as electric race bike designs go, I think the prototype Brammo is looking pretty slick.


Here's a different aggressive/futuristic look.
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