Loud Bicycle Update: May
Hey awesome backers, it is time for another update.
Come honk the horn!
Want to hear the horn yourself? I’d love to see you at the Cannoli, Beer & Bike Innovation party this Friday evening 5/24 from 7:00-9:30 over at Hub Bicycle. We’ll be doing a Rhinocyclist T-Shirt giveaway too. Thanks to SivaCycle for organizing the event; their bicycle USB charger will be able to charge the Loud Bicycle horn (only 35 hours left to their campaign).
Really want a Rhinocyclist T-Shirt? We’ll be doing another printing run soon - order them now at www.LoudBicycle.com
We got the snail horn sound! It is even a little deeper than the original and it has so far been wonderfully effective at alerting drivers on the road. You can play the sound below but the deeper tones are muffled quite a bit on computer speakers so don’t be discouraged (turning the volume up helps).
The people behind Loud Bicycle
Hop over to our recent blog post to learn about the people making Loud Bicycle happen. Here is a super-short summary:
Product Development / Engineering: Randall Jacobs, John Prata, and Andrew Lansey
Industrial Design: Chris Owens
Graphic/Web Design: Allison Johnston
Some awesome beta testers
Super excited to have the very first beta-tester biking around the streets of New York City with a prototype Loud Bicycle horn. He’s mounted it on the stem of the handlebars which may be the only option for some oversized or delicate bicycle frames.
The specially made battery has been tested with the sample horns in the factory and we are moving ahead with the PCB sample production. I’ll be getting some batteries to test myself soon.
I wanted to share an awesome technique that Daniel (one of our backers) will be glad to leave behind when he gets his horn.
Daniel says: “It does work too, but it gets strange looks and doesn't work all that well if you're very tired. ;)”
I hope to see some of you this Friday,
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