Arduibag: A connected backpack for bike riders #WearableWenesday

Thanks to Michael for sharing this with us – check out more here.

Arduibag is a connected backpack for bike riders. It is also an open source project created by two passionate french guys: Michaël D’AURIA and Stéphane DE GRAEVE…

Features

What can Arduibag do for you (current version)?

  1. Display a flashing arrow to indicate to drivers which direction you want to turn.
  2. Display a “STOP” message when you want to be visible at a traffic light.
  3. Display a “Thanks!” animation to thank a car driver and thus, promote mutual respect between bikes and cars!
  4. Display a warning message to help a driver be visible when witnessing a car accident.
  5. Display information like time, travel time, temperature and humidity.

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