Tron's light cycles, meet LED spokes showing full images

Putting some LEDs on bikes is nothing new, but Japan's Suns & Moon Laboratory is taking the idea a step further with its Anipov LED system. With the wheel spinning, the setup will be able to display damn near any image you want, and it's easier than you might think.

So easy, in fact, that the system accepts bitmap files and other digital image formats, and then the Anipov software figures out how to translate the corresponding colors to the spoke-mounted LEDs and, in turn, make your bike look crazy. The one big downside is that the whole thing relies on batteries, so it's not waterproof unless you put a transparent cover over your wheels.

The Anipov LED system was shown off last weekend at the Tokyo Make Meeting, and sets bikers back a cool 15,000 yen (around $165).

Check it out in action in the video below.

Via Gizmag