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Safety Walking Lights

Safety Walking Lights

Safety Walking Lights

This project addresses the concern and problem of pedestrians walking with automotive traffic. I walk to and from a bus stop every morning and evening for work. There is usually low light due to the sun setting or raising. This is where the WalkSafe project comes into play. It flashes five LED's of different colors to alert motorists that you are walking in the area and to be careful to avoid hitting you. Flashing LED's is not the only thing that is accomplished by the WalkSafe system. It also has a triple axis accelerometer to measure your steps and movement, a LED display to display a menu for selecting different modes and settings, a temperature sensor which is built into the microcontroller, and an ambient light level sensor for automatically turning the LED's on and off.

Project Description Document (pdf)

Platform: TI
Designer: Clint Furrer
Awards: 3rd Place 2010 MCU Challenge
Schematic: See Description Document
Photos: Project Photos (zip)
Code: Source Code (zip)

Design submittals are the intellectual property of the applicants and are not to be used for commercial purposes without written approval of the designer. To communicate with the designers or leave comments, see our MCU Challenge 2010 section in the SchmartBoard forum.


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