Velodroom Bike Accessory Challenge

1 Prize $800 cash + Bicycle Light + GrabCAD and Velodroom T shirts
Woog by tarvo.metspalu-1

Woog

LED wheel lights already exist on the market, but this is a product that could fit well with the Velodroom brand. I like the USB changing and simple installation. The addition of an automatic accelerometer based on/off would set this product apart.

James Thomas, Bicycledesign.net

2nd Prize $400 cash + Bicycle Light + GrabCAD and Velodroom T shirts
Bike turn signals bracelet by paul.tripon

Bike turn signals bracelet

This is an interesting idea. I like the fact that the LED bracelets work with (and amplify) simple hand signals. It needs a lot of development and fitting all of the components into a small package will be a challenge, but I see this one as the idea with the most potential as a new safety product.

James Thomas, Bicycledesign.net

3rd Prize $200 cash + Bicycle Light + GrabCAD and Velodroom T shirts
Velodroom Bike Computer by busehase

Velodroom Bike Computer

This design has definitely some common lines with Velodroom brand and fits in very well. Would like to have one. Nice job!

Kaspar Kiis, GrabCAD

4th Prize $100 cash + Bicycle Light + GrabCAD and Velodroom T shirts
Discrete lock by antoine--3

Discrete lock

I personally have not come across to such a solution before. Very practical. I think it has got lot of potential. Still needs some polishing up on the design side.

Kaspar Kiis, GrabCAD

5th Prize GrabCAD and Velodroom T shirts
5th Prize GrabCAD and Velodroom by andjelic.zoran

5th Prize GrabCAD and Velodroom

Would definitely need one when my tire brakes in the middle of nowhere. Practical and compact.

Kaspar Kiis, GrabCAD

6th Prize GrabCAD and Velodroom T shirts
Bluetooth iPod/iPhone Remote by simonr-1

Bluetooth iPod/iPhone Remote

There were several ipod/mp3 controllers in the competition, but I like the fact that this one is a simple and straightforward accessory that is easily removable. The swipe to control idea makes sense as it is quick and intuitive.

James Thomas, Bicycledesign.net

7th Prize GrabCAD and Velodroom T shirts
Bluetooth Helmet by conor.o.quigley-1

Bluetooth Helmet

Making mobile phone calls while riding may not be my cup of tea but
this is technically feasible and addresses a possible real gap in the
market - a cycling equivalent of the hand-free kits for use in cars.
Can see it being popular with some city commuters, or anyone who
needs to keep in touch while out riding.

Peter Eland, Editor and Publisher, Velo Vision and Electric Bike magazines

8th Prize GrabCAD and Velodroom T shirts
Velodroom Bike Cooler by az_robotlab-1

Velodroom Bike Cooler

Cooling is a novel but functional use of the increasingly-available
on board power from hub dynamos - and could plausibly be made to
actually work (Peltier effect?) with the available power levels.
Existing insulated bottles are of limited capacity or effectiveness
and cool drinks/snacks are a real benefit for riders in hot climates.

Peter Eland, Editor and Publisher, Velo Vision and Electric Bike magazines

9th Prize GrabCAD and Velodroom T shirts
Velodroom Auto Bike Video Camera by joe.valverde-1

Velodroom Auto Bike Video Camera

There's a possible demand for this; there are plenty of existing
cameras (and re-purposed car traffic cams) but AFAIK there's not yet
a purpose built cycling one which is motion-activated and designed
for handlebar mounting (good for those who don't wear helmets). Good
thinking through of power and data off-loading requirements and
integration with existing brand.

Peter Eland, Editor and Publisher, Velo Vision and Electric Bike magazines

10th Prize GrabCAD and Velodroom T shirts
Cool Wind by chester.lee.coloma-1

Cool Wind

This small, wind powered charger seems like a nice accessory for the existing Velodroom lights. I am not sure if it could create enough electricity, but a USB port for charging other devices would be a nice addition.

James Thomas, Bicycledesign.net

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