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Below are the 13 most recent journal entries recorded in Bicycle Lights DIY and Bought's LiveJournal:

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
3:13 pm
Nice metal DIY lights

Article is also reformatted a little more readably here
Monday, January 15th, 2007
6:03 pm
union generator set instructions
The assembly instructions for my Union-Halogen Generator Set No. 98-53 is cut off on the bottom of the page. If you have the instructions, could you please tell me what steps 1 and 2 in "Wiring" are? Or, if you don't but know how to wire it, could you please tell me? Thank you very much!
Friday, September 1st, 2006
10:52 am
Cheap bike light.
Made out of a tape case, meant to clip on to a front reflector.

Saturday, August 19th, 2006
11:34 pm
Cheap bike light.
At our local Meijer I picked up a Universal Q-Lite BBQ grill light for $8.00 on clearance. I noticed that the clamp looked like it could fit around a bike frame, and it does nicely without marring the surface. It's a little weird at first because I'm used to having lights on the bars, following where I'm turning. Because I have it on the front of the frame, it's sluggish to follow. Thankfully it is bright enough not to worry about it. The light swivels all over the place, so I could put it almost anywhere.

This is the only image I could find of it online:

I looked for something like this because I wrapped my bars in Bontrager padded gel tape, and didn't leave any room for bar accessories. Oops. :)
Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
3:17 am
attempted to connect christmas lights up to a scooter battery that i use for a bicycle stereo. didn't last long, but made for a good picture:

Friday, June 23rd, 2006
12:08 pm
Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
10:29 pm
SpokePOV: LED Bike Wheel Images

Spoke POV is an easy-to-make electronic kit toy that turns your bicycle wheel into a customized display! The project includes a free schematic design, open source software for uploading and editing stored bitmap images, and a high-quality kit with all the parts necessary to build your own.

Tired: A red blinker on your seatpost
Wired: Programmable full-wheel images in any color

[Step by step HOWTO]

Saturday, February 18th, 2006
1:26 am

So this light really gets you respect. I call it the commuter cuz it really doesn't put light down on the ground like the other light. ..But the visibality is great. Perfect for in the city when you need to be seen. A car driver sees you coming and they can't figure out if your a motorcycle or scooter..or a car with a headlight out.. even a train (sez Bikearmy)and it (the light) can be made for under 6 bucks at Home Cheapo. The battery pack is still gonna run you a bit 20 to 30 bucks(use the same battery pack as last light) 10 AA Ni-MH at 1.2 volts thats 12 volts 2500 mAh in the cute little plastic holder from Radio shack or some other electronic place.
This light is 11 watts so on this battery pack it should run just under 3 hours. I did a late night city ride last Friday night and it held strong for the 2 1/2 hours we rode.
Monday, January 16th, 2006
11:41 pm
BikeWinter new "commuter light" comming
OK..OK I will get up the Pics and Parts of the new commuter light that I debut at my BikeWinter workshops this week ..for sure
Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
8:57 pm
Super Hokey Ultralight Head Light
OK I bought some 3.6 volt Li-Ion cells http://www.batteryspace.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=945
and a metal cell holder that I soldiered a micro switch to. I then attached it to a Pelican brand replecment Xenon lamp module for a 3 C cell flashlight
Screwed a strip of metal to the module and stuck some sticky back velcro to it and my helmet.
Its a ultra light wieght very bright and last for about 2 hours head light. The battery sits in a vent of my helmet..lol I hope thats safe..lol.
You could run 3 AAA or AA cells in a holder and velcro it to the back of your helmet or put it in your back pack or jersey pocket.
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Monday, November 14th, 2005
4:52 pm
1st entrie ..a repost from my personal journal
And the inspiration for this group. I will be posting more pics as I make stuff and link as I find them.
well...heres the first post...enjoy..

Most good rechargeable Bike Lights that put off a good deal of light (200 to 600 lumen) cost a ton of money 150 to 500 bucks. I took my really expensive light apart and found that its just a bulb you can buy anywhere for $ 4.00 and some rechargeable batteries. So heres a CHEAP way to build your own with part that you can get from Home Depot (mostly) This is a no frills light. I didnt put a switch on it. If you want to turn it off unplug it...I like it cuz you can mount it under your bars on a city rider and no one takes it cuz it looks like junk...lol
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2:36 pm
crosspost the original entry
Hey Mike,

You should get the ball rolling by reposting your original private journal entry about how to build the light. Also, in a post on bikepirates you said that it was possible to get a battery-pack for $50 and you seemed to consider that a good deal as opposed to the method you are using: why? I thought that your method was a lot cheaper than that.

Current Mood: curious
2:16 pm
hey hey
let's light it up! Can you post your plans for your DIY light that was up last week on LJ?
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