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LED Turn Signals for Your Bike, by a 9th Grader

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One can only hope that, in the weeks, months, and years ahead, the number of bikes on the road will start to increase and the number of cars will decrease. It might be a wishful optimist’s dream, but there you have it. It’s mine, and I’m sticking with it.

In such a day, Instructables user Adambowker98 is going to be well pleased with himself as he sees bikers zipping back and forth with his turn signals attached to the back of their bikes.

Make Your Own LED Turning Signals

I’m going to take some journalistic license here and assume that the young man’s name is Adam Bowker and he was born in 1998. Either way, he’s created a dead-simple way to create your own turn signals to stick to the back of your bike, so that those few drivers left on the road will know when you’re turning.

Hand bike signals are boring, and who doesn’t love electronics and LEDs? I don’t do much road biking where I actually need turn signals, but they look cool and are fun to make. Also, they go great with an Altoids Bike Headlight on the Cheap!

Check out the full page on Instructables with ingredients and step-by-step instructions on how to make your own turn signals (and stay tuned for the video he’ll be posting soon).

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