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Here’s an instructional video on how to safely cross train tracks on your bicycle.
Take time to explore more Streetfilms videos – there’s a whole world of cycling infrastructure news, cycling politics and cycling culture out there. Enjoy!
Design and build your own custom bike lights: wearable lights, colourful LEDs, ultra high-power front and rear lights, neon lights, helmet lights, dynamo LED upgrades—EBC’ll teach you how to make whatever you want.
The course will go over circuits, LEDs, batteries, soldering, weather-proofing, and help you design and construct your own custom lights. No tools, soldering, nor electronic experience necessary! Just bring your ideas of what you want to build.
To register for the bike lights workshop, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop will be on Saturday, February 20, 2010, from 5pm-9pm.
The cost of the workshop is free to Edmonton BIcycle Commuter members, and $20 to non-members. You will have to pay for any materials you require for building your lights. You can look at the preliminary price list, but in general, the most expensive, high-power lights will cost you about $25 to build, and another $25 for a lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack and charger (if needed).
Depending on the complexity of what you design, and the availability of parts, we may schedule later small-group sessions to do the actual light construction.
You can also view a comparison of some of the front lights, some of which are available for immediate purchase (i.e. you don’t have to do any work, but the prices will be higher than what’s listed).
As a bonus, there will be free button/watch/coin cell batteries available, so bring your dead watches, mini-electronics, and valve stem lights for a free replacement.