ITP Project: The Green Helmet. Solar powered lighted bike helmet
October 2007. Caleb J. Clark
- Final version will have fully sealed lights, clean wiring, and a securely mounted battery case.
- Design Attributes: Sustainable, self-contained, weatherproof, changeable bulbs, batteries and solar panel.
Specifications and parts:
- Helmet: Bern black Brentwood: http://www.bernunlimited.com/2007/brentwood.html
- 4AA batteries trickle charge in a window or while riding in 5-8 hours. Helmet is always ready for night time rides. Runtime: ??? testing that now
- Solar Charger: SolLite-4AA. Flexible Solar Battery Charger: http://www.siliconsolar.com/Flexible-Solar-Battery-Charger-SolLite-4AA-p-16199.html
- 10mm superbright, flashing rainbow front. G16226 Giant 10mm Rainbow Flashing LED: http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G16226
- 10mm superbright, flashing blue back. G16424 Super Bright Flashing Giant 10mm Blue: http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G16424
- Waterproof, replaceable bulb mounts. 10mm LED self-blinking bulbs are housed in waterproof housings. Bulbs can be easily changed or new colors added.
- LED mounts: White 10mm 24 inch wired mounts: 593-CNX460X24124 CNX460-X02-4-1-24 VCC LED Lens Mounts: http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=CNX460-X02-4-1-24virtualkey59300000virtualkey593-CNX460X24124
- LED lenses: Clear Water Tight or ring fresnel lenses: 593-HMS462CTP HMS462CTP VCC LED Lens Mounts: http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=HMS462CTPvirtualkey59300000virtualkey593-HMS462CTP
- Waterproof battery housing. Bulbs and lenses can be easily changed. Batteries can be easily taken out and charged in wall if needed, or switched out with regular AA batteries. Waterproof Wallet Case cut and reglued to be made smaller in height: http://store.thewaterproofstore.com/walletcase.htm
- Original Formula Black Shoe Goo: To fill in around mounts and reinforce/waterproof solar panel connectors: http://lifehacker.com/software/household/shoe-goo-super-glue-157137.php
- Standard ‘gap filling” super glue for LED pre Shoe Goo mounting and wiring:
- Standard Black Double sided Velcro:
- Switch: ??