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(Short List)   This motorcycle helmet is the closest you'll get to real life Tron without being sucked into an '80s arcade machine   (shortlist.com) divider line 81
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2014-08-26 12:54:57 PM  
Also, very helpful for the highway patrol to locate your severed body parts at night after the raccoons drag them off.
 
2014-08-26 12:59:22 PM  
"Blink" might run afoul of laws banning any vehicles besides emergency vehicles having flashing lights.
 
2014-08-26 01:19:54 PM  

gopher321: Also, very helpful for the highway patrol to locate your severed body parts at night after the raccoons drag them off.


I was just going to go with "makes it easier to find your head after the accident", but I like the raccoons.
 
2014-08-26 01:29:58 PM  
Ahem....


singularityhub.com
 
2014-08-26 01:30:53 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: "Blink" might run afoul of laws banning any vehicles besides emergency vehicles having flashing lights.


You also might get in trouble with the colors.  Needs to be red if facing the rear, amber on the sides/front to keep from running afoul of DOT regulations.  In many places, any blue light anywhere is illegal, as only police may use blue lights.
 
2014-08-26 01:42:36 PM  
This

cdn.shortlist.com

Looks like it was taken from this

hooniverse.com

Which freely swiped from this

motorcycleppf.com
 
2014-08-26 01:49:38 PM  
yet another case of motorcyclists doing something that looks "cool" under the guise of safety.  Black motorcycle, black jacket, black helmet, oh but it has a faintly glowing blue outline!
Reflective hi-viz orange and yellow paint/clothing would be way more effective.

/ At least this doesn't have the same obnoxious factor that the "loud pipes" have.
 
2014-08-26 01:50:32 PM  
This is the sort of happy horsefeathers that the younger crowd pisses their disposable income away on while tossing their safety to the wind atop a crotch rocket instead of investing in a good money market.
 
2014-08-26 01:58:59 PM  
www.switchbladecomb.com
 
2014-08-26 04:03:09 PM  

cretinbob: [www.switchbladecomb.com image 450x337]


And we're done here.
 
2014-08-26 04:14:52 PM  

Nadie_AZ: This

[cdn.shortlist.com image 615x330]

Looks like it was taken from this

[hooniverse.com image 600x502]

Which freely swiped from this

[motorcycleppf.com image 800x449]


Street Hawk (a show from 1985), stole from Tron Legacy (a movie from 2010)??
 
2014-08-26 04:18:06 PM  
EL wire and EL panel strips on a helmet call for a kickstarter? Hell, the reward tiers don't even seem like good value
 
2014-08-26 04:22:17 PM  
Hell, it's 42$ from Adafruit to get twice as much EL strip, 5 Meters of EL wire (vs 3 in the kickstarter) and a much beefier inverter pack
 
2014-08-26 04:24:18 PM  
I thought it would have an augmented reality setup.
 
2014-08-26 04:29:08 PM  

Nadie_AZ: This

[cdn.shortlist.com image 615x330]

Looks like it was taken from this

[hooniverse.com image 600x502]

Which freely swiped from this

[motorcycleppf.com image 800x449]


Which reminds me of this:
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-26 04:30:09 PM  
Great. Now I need ALL THE THINGS.
 
2014-08-26 04:31:12 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Gecko Gingrich: "Blink" might run afoul of laws banning any vehicles besides emergency vehicles having flashing lights.

You also might get in trouble with the colors.  Needs to be red if facing the rear, amber on the sides/front to keep from running afoul of DOT regulations.  In many places, any blue light anywhere is illegal, as only police may use blue lights.


Bicyclists have those blinking LED lights front and rear now - is there an exemption for them?
 
2014-08-26 04:36:04 PM  

Skink Wrangler: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Gecko Gingrich: "Blink" might run afoul of laws banning any vehicles besides emergency vehicles having flashing lights.

You also might get in trouble with the colors.  Needs to be red if facing the rear, amber on the sides/front to keep from running afoul of DOT regulations.  In many places, any blue light anywhere is illegal, as only police may use blue lights.

Bicyclists have those blinking LED lights front and rear now - is there an exemption for them?


In Maryland, a flashing amber light at the rear is permitted. That is all.
 
2014-08-26 04:36:58 PM  
I find it hard to believe that no one has ever used EL wire or something similar to do this before.
 
2014-08-26 04:41:05 PM  

Skink Wrangler: Bicyclists have those blinking LED lights front and rear now - is there an exemption for them?


as long as they aren't red, white or blue, and the red one is facing rear and part of the brake light, there doesn't need to be
 
2014-08-26 04:44:12 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: "Blink" might run afoul of laws banning any vehicles besides emergency vehicles having flashing lights.


The vehicle does not have blinking lights.  The driver does.

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: You also might get in trouble with the colors. Needs to be red if facing the rear, amber on the sides/front to keep from running afoul of DOT regulations. In many places, any blue light anywhere is illegal, as only police may use blue lights.


Again, that is a DOT regulation for the vehicle.  You could wear anything you want under the auspices of safety as long as it doesn't distract other drivers (ie bright strobes)

/that would be my interpretation of our code anyway
 
2014-08-26 04:45:23 PM  

cretinbob: [www.switchbladecomb.com image 450x337]


Tron Guy has seen things.
 
2014-08-26 04:48:35 PM  

Skink Wrangler: Bicyclists have those blinking LED lights front and rear now - is there an exemption for them?


I could be wrong on this, but my understanding is that the Federal DOT doesn't concern themselves with setting standards on bicycle.
 
2014-08-26 04:51:49 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Skink Wrangler: Bicyclists have those blinking LED lights front and rear now - is there an exemption for them?

I could be wrong on this, but my understanding is that the Federal DOT doesn't concern themselves with setting standards on bicycle.


Could probably make an argument about setting standards for vehicles vs. setting standards for clothing and safety gear worn by the operator of a vehicle?
 
2014-08-26 04:55:58 PM  
 
2014-08-26 05:02:08 PM  

cretinbob: [www.switchbladecomb.com image 450x337]


Took long enough....
 
2014-08-26 05:03:21 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The vehicle does not have blinking lights. The driver does.

(1) A person may not drive or move on any highway any vehicle or equipment that is equipped with or displays any light or signal device designed to emit an oscillating, rotating, blinking, or other type of emission of light, unless designated and authorized by the Administrator as indicated in paragraphs (2) through (12) of this subsection. The provisions of this section do not prohibit the display and use of any lighting device that may be permitted or required elsewhere in the Maryland Vehicle Law.

You have a flashing blue light on your helmet, you are (rightfully) getting a ticket.


Dammit, LexisNexis. That part above is here.


Also:

(b) Red or blue light visible from front. -- Except as required or permitted in § 22-218 of this subtitle or in the rules governing the operation of emergency vehicles and school vehicles, a person may not drive or move any vehicle or equipment on any highway with any lamp or device on it that displays a red or blue light visible from directly in front of its center.
 
2014-08-26 05:13:58 PM  
By the way, that second statute would make the whole device (blinking or not) illegal in Maryland.
 
2014-08-26 05:14:09 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The vehicle does not have blinking lights. The driver does.

(1) A person may not drive or move on any highway any vehicle or equipment that is equipped with or displays any light or signal device designed to emit an oscillating, rotating, blinking, or other type of emission of light, unless designated and authorized by the Administrator as indicated in paragraphs (2) through (12) of this subsection. The provisions of this section do not prohibit the display and use of any lighting device that may be permitted or required elsewhere in the Maryland Vehicle Law.

You have a flashing blue light on your helmet, you are (rightfully) getting a ticket.


Many motorcycle have after market headlights that oscillate. I don't know if them getting tickets.

Also, I want one of these:

img.fark.net

http://www.skullysystems.com/#home

/HUD with rear view or turn by turn navigation
 
2014-08-26 05:15:26 PM  

jst3p: Many motorcycle have after market headlights that oscillate. I don't know if them getting tickets.


Many motorcycles also have open pipes that blatantly, openly and intentionally flout the law. What's your point?
 
2014-08-26 05:20:26 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: By the way, that second statute would make the whole device (blinking or not) illegal in Maryland.


I would guess if you looked in the definition section of that code it would not define a helmet as equipment (they probably mean towed trailers and the like).  Here our code only references "vehicle" when it defines auxiliary lights.

I would assume one would have to argue spirit vs letter of the law in court.
 
2014-08-26 05:25:26 PM  
$2 worth of el wire embeded into a $150 helmet, sells for a grand?  This isnt that impressive.  Lumilor paint that is almost impossible to get ahold of used on a airbrushed helmet, that might be impressive.  This is actually pretty lame.
media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
Soon as the formula is leaked I will be spraying 3 bikes and 4 helmets.
 
2014-08-26 05:30:35 PM  

orclover: $2 worth of el wire embeded into a $150 helmet, sells for a grand?  This isnt that impressive.  Lumilor paint that is almost impossible to get ahold of used on a airbrushed helmet, that might be impressive.  This is actually pretty lame.
[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 736x490]
Soon as the formula is leaked I will be spraying 3 bikes and 4 helmets.


My guess would be that it is a two layer solution, first layer is a pigmented phosphor paint mix, and the top coat is a clear, conductive material like ITO or PEDOT (more likely to be ITO)
 
2014-08-26 05:39:59 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I would guess if you looked in the definition section of that code it would not define a helmet as equipment (they probably mean towed trailers and the like). Here our code only references "vehicle" when it defines auxiliary lights.


"Equipment", as far as I can tell, isn't defined. It is referred to on occasion, including a whole section on it about bumpers, mirrors, etc, and "farm equipment".

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I would assume one would have to argue spirit vs letter of the law in court.


The law is there so other drivers don't think that you are an emergency vehicle. You really think that folks are going to go, "Oh, it's on the helmet. I can ignore it."?
 
2014-08-26 05:40:10 PM  
Three layers if it's not on a metal body part
 
2014-08-26 05:42:06 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Skink Wrangler: Bicyclists have those blinking LED lights front and rear now - is there an exemption for them?

I could be wrong on this, but my understanding is that the Federal DOT doesn't concern themselves with setting standards on bicycle.


My understanding was that vehicle codes require a cyclist to have a rear (red) light that can be seen 200yd away and a front (white) one that is visible 100yd away. When riding at night.
 
2014-08-26 05:53:25 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: jst3p: Many motorcycle have after market headlights that oscillate. I don't know if them getting tickets.

Many motorcycles also have open pipes that blatantly, openly and intentionally flout the law. What's your point?


That people wearing these helmets won't likely get tickets as opposed to your assertion that they would.

I thought it was pretty clear.
 
2014-08-26 05:56:23 PM  
Touché.
 
2014-08-26 05:58:15 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Skink Wrangler: Bicyclists have those blinking LED lights front and rear now - is there an exemption for them?

I could be wrong on this, but my understanding is that the Federal DOT doesn't concern themselves with setting standards on bicycle.

My understanding was that vehicle codes require a cyclist to have a rear (red) light that can be seen 200yd away and a front (white) one that is visible 100yd away. When riding at night.


Depends on the state.  For instance in California a light is required on the front to ride at night, but only reflectors are required for the rear.
 
2014-08-26 06:08:29 PM  
jst3p:

Also, I want one of these:

[img.fark.net image 299x168]

http://www.skullysystems.com/#home

/HUD with rear view or turn by turn navigation



you can get one, for $1500. That is entirely too much for me. I mean my Shoei already costs $600, I can't see spending another $900 on it. I do /like/ it but the price point is too high.
 
2014-08-26 06:12:37 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Uchiha_Cycliste: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Skink Wrangler: Bicyclists have those blinking LED lights front and rear now - is there an exemption for them?

I could be wrong on this, but my understanding is that the Federal DOT doesn't concern themselves with setting standards on bicycle.

My understanding was that vehicle codes require a cyclist to have a rear (red) light that can be seen 200yd away and a front (white) one that is visible 100yd away. When riding at night.

Depends on the state.  For instance in California a light is required on the front to ride at night, but only reflectors are required for the rear.


I'll be damned.
Guess that explains all those stupid reflectors we had to put on bikes.
I swear, it just killed me to put one of those on an $8,000 road bike.
 
2014-08-26 06:17:15 PM  
Grove is in the heart.
 
2014-08-26 06:20:16 PM  
the_sidewinder [TotalFark]
2014-08-26 05:40:10 PM
Three layers if it's not on a metal body part


It took about 5 minutes of prying before the the techs who were worked for the company non-verbally confirmed that it was a conductive paint (elwire liquid basically) sandwiched between a non-conductive base or primer and clearcoat to insulate it. All colors I have seen for it have all been dayglow high ultraviolet reactive pigments leading me to believe that their light method only releases a ultraviolet light and the glow is merely the reflection of the "light" not the actual light.

I postulate that one of the reasons we have not seen a ton of vehicles released with "light up" paint jobs on every street corner could be that their light up process might come with a severe unwanted side effect. One hell of a sunburn, and eventually melanoma.
 
2014-08-26 06:25:35 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: The law is there so other drivers don't think that you are an emergency vehicle. You really think that folks are going to go, "Oh, it's on the helmet. I can ignore it."?


The equivalent of electric glowsticks on someones helmet versus a cruisers light bar?  Yeah if they can't tell the difference they shouldn't be on the road.

I doubt if you were passing someone at night they'd be able to see it over your headlight anyway.
 
2014-08-26 07:03:56 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: jst3p: Many motorcycle have after market headlights that oscillate. I don't know if them getting tickets.

Many motorcycles also have open pipes that blatantly, openly and intentionally flout the law. What's your point?


What law would that be?  I've seen cars with subs that were louder than my bike.
 
2014-08-26 07:08:15 PM  

non-racer X: Gecko Gingrich: jst3p: Many motorcycle have after market headlights that oscillate. I don't know if them getting tickets.

Many motorcycles also have open pipes that blatantly, openly and intentionally flout the law. What's your point?

What law would that be?  I've seen cars with subs that were louder than my bike.


One, you've likely *heard* cars that are louder.

Two, shut up.
 
2014-08-26 07:26:05 PM  
www.dudeiwantthat.com
 
2014-08-26 07:29:52 PM  
static.neatorama.com
 
2014-08-26 07:37:38 PM  

non-racer X: Gecko Gingrich: jst3p: Many motorcycle have after market headlights that oscillate. I don't know if them getting tickets.

Many motorcycles also have open pipes that blatantly, openly and intentionally flout the law. What's your point?

What law would that be?  I've seen cars with subs that were louder than my bike.


Yeah, nobody thinks those guys are assholes....
 
2014-08-26 07:43:18 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: non-racer X: Gecko Gingrich: jst3p: Many motorcycle have after market headlights that oscillate. I don't know if them getting tickets.

Many motorcycles also have open pipes that blatantly, openly and intentionally flout the law. What's your point?

What law would that be?  I've seen cars with subs that were louder than my bike.

One, you've likely *heard* cars that are louder.

Two, shut up.


1) I'm not in Maryland.  So those pineapple juice can mufflers are illegal on the kids cars too?
How many of them are cited for anything?

2) Telling a stranger to shut up is not always a wise decision.
 
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