Early Winter Night Biking Gloves
The Early Winter Night Biking Gloves aim at augmenting established movements while riding a bike with a layer for personal security.
Raising visibility is a big issue for urban bikers. The Gloves aesthetically and functionally translate this need: Winter nights come early, thus there is more need for extra lighting; at the same time it is cold, so wearing gloves is necessary anyway. Preserving the look and feel of normal gloves, LEDs showing a turn signal light up when the hand is stretched out and a fist is formed, a strong signal for following cars.
The Early Winter Night Biking Gloves are made of:
- a pair of (wool) gloves
- conductive yarn
- 5 LEDs
- 1 coin cell battery
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I was wearing a pair of gloves (black/red LEDs) myself throughout the whole winter while cycling - highly recommendable!
Additionally to increasing the safety of cyclists, conductive areas on the fingertips also allow to use your smartphone while wearing the gloves.
I'm working on making the gloves available for the next winter season. If you're interested please let me know.
Limited number of handmade gloves available on etsy!
14 Mai 2011: Early Winter Night Biking Gloves are on display at FutureEverything 2011, Festival for Art.Music.Ideas, Manchester, UK!
get more information at http://futureeverything.org/art/handmade and http://futureeverything.org/art/handmade/handmades-digital-diy-craft-fair