I met up with the Radicand team today to check in on the prototype progress and got to see the 3D-printed casings for the radar sensor and for the handlebar unit. We got a new, smaller board to use for this prototype, and it didn't work quite the same as the Arduino board, so the prototype wasn't ready to install onto my bicycle just yet. However, if everything goes well, I'll be strapping this prototype onto my bicycle mid next week and will be able to take the first Velalert prototype out for a spin!
On the left is the radar sensor that will attach onto the seat post of the bicycle, facing backward. The sensor is in the middle and there is a ring of LEDs around the sensor that will alert any oncoming vehicles that I'm there.
On the right is the handlebar unit that will let me know when vehicles are coming up behind me and how close they are. It's a string of LEDs that will light up based on how close the oncoming object is.
More to come next week!