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See.Sense. The intelligent bike light with road sense.

A project in Belfast, United Kingdom by Philip McAleese

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The first light to respond to the road, flashing brighter and faster, to improve your visibility when you need it most.
Backers: 504
Average Pledge Per Backer: £67

Funded: £33,826 of £12,000
Dates: Oct 9th -> Nov 8th (31 days)
Project By: Philip McAleese
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Latest News

See.Sense to launch new, cheaper ANT+ ready light on Kickstarter

October 11th - via:
The See.Sense Ace will be smaller and cheaper than the Icon, but packed with the same smart electronics. The ACE is equipped with ANT+ integration so can be controlled from Garmin EDGE cycle computers. It will also feature new mounting methods, including being clipped to jerseys or backpacks. (Read More)

Kickstarter-funded smart bike lights advance cycling safety

March 28th - via:
Kickstarter campaigns for reflective bicycles and smart bike lights promise greater safety for urban commuters. (Read More)

See.Sense. – 1 day to go! Colour stretch goal MET!

November 6th - via:
There is now just one day left for the project to run. Thank you all for your pledges and support.    We’ve just met our final stretch goal – choice of colour. We’re delighted to announce that all See.Sense. lights bought on Kickstarter will... (Read More)

See.Sense. – Hackability Stretch Goal MET!

November 2nd - via:
Thank you again for all your pledges and support, today we were really excited to meet the Hackability stretch goal.   You can already customise See.Sense. to suit your own preferences or the situation. Hackability gives users who can write... (Read More)

See.Sense. - Extreme Testing

October 29th - via:
We’re working to make See.Sense. the best light possible. Not just intelligent, but a really robust and reliable light. We’ve been performing extreme testing by subjecting See.Sense. to much more punishing scenarios than it is ever likely to... (Read More)

See.Sense Is A Brighter Bike Light...In More Ways Than One

October 25th - via:
As any cyclist knows, biking at night can be something of an endeavor you do at your own risk. Night visibility, especially on darker routes, can be low, and you need some form of light that gets attention. Like, for example, the See.Sense. (Read More)

See.Sense. Update 3 – £20k Stretch Goal MET! Updates on aero seatposts, programming it yourself and bloopers!

October 24th - via:
Just half way through the project, you have helped us meet our first stretch goal. Thank you! This means we can use the purchasing power of a larger order to get a more efficient protection circuit for the battery. Why? It extends the standby time of... (Read More)

See.Sense Bike Lights

October 23rd - via:
The See.Sense bike lights are intelligent products that know the rules of the road when it comes to keeping you safe. At the most powerful — the INTENSE Front Light — these give off 200 lumens so that you are always able to find your way in the dark, while giving adequate warning to other drivers. (Read More)

See.Sense Bike Lights

October 23rd - via:
The See.Sense bike lights are intelligent products that know the rules of the road when it comes to keeping you safe. At the most powerful — the INTENSE Front Light — these give off 200 lumens so that you are always able to find your way in the dark, while giving adequate warning to other drivers. (Read More)

See Sense Bike Light Packs Sensors

October 22nd - via:
You can get a bike light that shines bright all the time, or you can get See.Sense. (Read More)

See Sense promete luces inteligentes para tu bici

October 22nd - via:
Suele decirse que la mejor forma de ahorrar energía es no gastarla, con esta premisa y el uso de una serie de sensores, la luz para bicicleta See Sense quiere ofrecer una iluminación brillante, en un pequeño formato, y que es capaz de responder a las situaciones en las que estés para darte la mayor luz posible gastando lo mínimo. (Read More)

See Sense Intelligent Bike Light

October 21st - via:
There may be many ways to increase your visibility on the road when riding around town, but every little bit helps. Belfast based bike commuter and engineer Philip McAleese created a bike light that can respond to the environment, flashing brighter and faster when faced with road risks, both improving battery performance and making you more visible at the same time. (Read More)

15 Bike Lights That Won’t Look Lame on Your Frame

October 21st - via:
Just because bike lights are a crucial part of cycling safety doesn’t mean they have to look lame on your frame. Whether you’re rocking a trail or riding on the road, these 15 bold and beautiful bike lights will get you noticed so you can concentrate on getting to where you’re going safely and in style. (Read More)

Tech start-up of the week: See.Sense

October 20th - via:
Our tech start-up of the week is See.Sense. It is an electronics system-design company set up by husband-and-wife team Philip and Irene McAleese from their Co Down, Northern Ireland, base last year. The duo are passionate about cycling and technology and are working to create a fusion of the latest advances in both realms. (Read More)

Found: See Sense – Adaptive Bike Light Responds to Riding & Environment

October 19th - via:
Inserting a bit of intelligence and added brightness into front and rear commuter lights, the (currently funded) See Sense Kickstarter project looks promising. The switch-free, USB chargeable See Sense is equipped with sensors monitoring orientation, acceleration, and ambient lighting conditions to automatically provide the optimal power and flash mode for your ride. With mount-and-forget convenience and the clever adapatations to your riding conditions, it’s little wonder that founder Philip McAleese has met his KickStarter goal plenty early. (Read More)

See.Sense. Update 2 – FUNDED! And now with (modest) Stretch Goals.

October 18th - via:
After just 8 days, 12 hours and 6 minutes, you helped us reach our funding goal. Thank you for helping us reach this milestone so quickly. We notice that many of you are first time backers. Reaching the funding goal means that the project will now go... (Read More)

SeeSense bike light

October 18th - via:
SeeSense bike light automatically turns on or off depending on light levels. (Read More)

How internet is providing funds for our entrepreneurs

October 17th - via:
BELFAST, UK - A growing number of Northern Ireland businesses have been been turning to crowd funding to secure cash to grow their businesses with increasing success. (Read More)

See Sense Intelligent Lights

October 17th - via:
No denying that the nights are drawing in and the lights need getting out. The newly launched See Sense, currently seeking funds through Kickstarter, looks to add a dash of intelligence to the common sense of using bountiful lights on the bike. (Read More)

The See.Sense Intelligent Light

October 16th - via:
Just over a year ago I was lucky enough to sit in on a meeting at HP/Labs and have them demonstrate their expertise in sensor technologies. It was pretty amazing what they were able to detect, and at the time I wondered how some of this type of tech would trickle down to the consumer (and rider). See.Sense is a great example of sensors being applied to an every day use, and making it better in the process. (Read More)

Sensor-packing SeeSense bike lights adapt to lighting and traffic conditions

October 15th - via:
Although they may not be in common use just yet, there are already bike lights that automatically turn themselves on or off depending on ambient light levels. The SeeSense light, however, takes things a bit further. Not only does it respond to changes in lighting, but its makers claim that it can also determine the traffic situation in which the cyclist is riding, and adjust its output accordingly. (Read More)

See.Sense. Update 2 – Testing update, more FAQs added

October 14th - via:
We’re seven days into the project and we’re really excited by your support and feedback. We hope to reach our funding target soon and we’d love to announce some stretch goals if we do. We’ve also encouraged by more coverage from Gizmag,... (Read More)

See.Sense. Update 1 - New Rewards, FAQ and Press Coverage

October 12th - via:
We’re three days into the project and we’re really excited by your support and feedback. We’ve also encouraged by coverage in Stuff, and Cycling World. We’ve listened to your questions and have added new FAQ items covering battery... (Read More)

Week in Review–October 12th, 2013

October 12th - via:
The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times these different streams don’t overlap, so be on the lookout at all these places for good stuff! (Read More)

See.Sense. makes other bike lights look dumb

October 11th - via:
A new bike light developed by Belfast-based engineer Philip McAleese has landed on Kickstarter, and it's looking to raise £12,000 to bring it to the masses. But why does it deserve your hard-earned cash? Well for one thing, See.Sense. packs in a multitude of sensors which measure orientation, motion and light, responding to different situations automatically. (Read More)

Do I Pledge? The #Kickstarter Algorithm – Part 1.

October 10th - via:
I alluded to the idea of a weighted algorithm in June and the potential of the “Sugar Supper Club“. I’m sorry to say that they didn’t get the amount of money they were looking for. There were some pointers that suggested they weren’t going to make it. (Read More)

Kickstarter: The best bike projects looking for crowd-funding now

October 9th - via:
Indestructable bike lights, intelligent bike lights, a boot for your bike and, a simple shifter (Read More)

See.Sense - Intelligent Bike light

October 9th - via:
I'm pretty passionate about riding safety, I was hit by car while I was travelling in a bike lane, in broad daylight. So naturally any improvements to bike safety such as the See.Sense Bike Light are a welcome subject for Wasabi Mountain. The See.Sense bike light uses sensor technology to sense your environment, it takes a multitude of measurements into consideration and then calculates a light pattern that will make others aware you are there. For instance the unit can determine if headlights are approaching, and decide to shine brightly and blink in a fast pattern. (Read More)

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