Update: New FAQ Video explains Veloloop operation, magnets, damage, and legality.
Instead of waiting at intersections for a car to come along and trigger the traffic sensors, you can trigger them yourself with the Veloloop! The Veloloop attaches to your bike and detects when you're at an intersection and triggers the sensor just like a car does.
Sometimes you want to go straight and a car comes along, only to go into the left-turn lane! Or else you want to take a left, but all the cars are going straight. The Veloloop solves both of these problems by triggering the sensor in your lane.
Using a patented circuit, the Veloloop triggers the sensors using VERY LOW POWER, so a pair of AAA batteries can power the Veloloop for a year or more.
An LED on the Veloloop tells the rider if the Veloloop is searching for a sensor (flashing red LED) and when it is locked on and triggering the sensor (solid red LED). There's no more guessing whether the light will turn green or whether you'll be turning red with anger over not getting a green!
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We have a dozen working prototypes and are ready to build large quantities to sell to the public. Pledge today!
Risks and challenges
We've made a dozen hand-soldered prototypes, and they all work. Therefore the risks for this project involve scaling the manufacturing to large quantities. For the few parts that are not interchangeable with parts from other suppliers, a back-order could possibly affect the shipping time. As of the end of September, though, all parts are available in large quantities.
Veloloop and the Veloloop logo are trademarks of Veloloop.
Original music in the video is "Light Changer" by McZLite
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