We've all seen those head-up displays that you get in fancy cars or fighter jets, but when you're on a bike, it's usually just you and the wind. This computer-controlled bike info system fixes that by providing a visible, flexible source of data as you ride.
The system includes an LED video projector that can splash data onto the road ahead of your bike, using sensors and a Raspberry Pi computer. For this initial test it was fed data from a speed sensor attached to the wheel hub, but designer Matt Richardson says it can be adapted to display all kinds of data. Connected to a GPS, for example, it could display maps or turn-by-turn directions, time and distance to your destination, or even warnings about approaching vehicles.
Matt's next task is to take the cobbled-together prototype and turn it into a more compact integrated unit, but we're wondering whether something like Google Glass could soon make it all obsolete.
Check out the video to see Matt testing the prototype system.