April 14, 2017


In relation to the technical portions of our invention, the past week has shown drastic improvements and progress. For one, we have completed our first prototype, which consists of an ultrasonic sensor connected to our bicycle signal, which will blink blue when triggered. Currently, the team is modifying the single prototype to make it more similar to a crosswalk signal, as well as making the symbol itself more universally understood. Other parts of technical are pointing their efforts towards making the connection completely wireless and testing its function. The casing has had two separate prototypes, one built by our school's 3D printer, the other built in our Fabrication Laboratory with polycarbonate. A main goal in each of these prototypes is the efficiency to be watertight and non-destructive. Time is of essence, and we are doing everything we can to improve upon our ideas.