DIY Bicycle Helmet Offers Safety and Style

Reader Contribution by Joanna Hlavacek
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Taking your bike out for an evening ride offers a refreshing escape from sweltering summer heat, but nighttime also brings decreased visibility and heightened danger for cyclists. 

This DIY bicycle helmet, created by Becky Stern of Adafruit, is outfitted with LED strips to provide both visibility and style. According to the designer, the colorful LED design is like a psychedelic light show on your head, attracting the attention of drivers and others on the road. The futuristic helmet also includes GPS to assist cyclists in finding their way at night.

To make your own LED helmet, view the instructions here.

Photo courtesy of Adafruit.