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Ben Heck Devises Bicycle Safety Sensor

Ben Heck along with element14 brings to you a cycling safety ‘mod’. The collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers has come up with an electronic device that alerts bicyclists if they are riding too close to cars or objects.

Learning how to ride a bike is a major milestone said Ben Heck, he made it his duty with this build to keep cycling both fun and safe by channeling his inner MacGyver to build a rugged bicycle danger sensor enabling any biker to explore the streets virtually worry-free.

Kevin Yapp, chief marketing officer, Premier Farnell said that similar to front and rear parking sensors on vehicles, Ben's mod gives cyclists a sense of safety as they navigate urban streets and activities. He added that this build was yet another example of how Ben inspires design engineers and enthusiasts to take their creative ideas to the next level, and underscores element14's commitment to serve as a resource for innovative design solutions and peer collaboration.

The device was unveiled at the Ben Heck Show which is a bi weekly online television series. The show is dedicated to the science and art of system and hardware ‘modding’ with a global audience of design engineers, students and electronic enthusiasts.

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