Week 18 - invention, intellectual property, and income (May 27)


Develop a plan for dissemination of your final project.


Neil's cri de coeur "ready, fire, aim" or do something and then figure out what you did.

My invention addresses the pain point for cyclists of speeding cars not giving enough space when driving past especially when cycling along country lanes.

The project is a proof of concept which demonstrates an approaching object changes the display pattern on an array of LEDs. There will have to be a number of iterations in order to turn the proof of concept into a successful product:

Intellectual Property

As I've used and extended Fab Academy designs and code it's not appropriate to reserve all rights for the design, instead I will look to use a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


The final project is not yet a viable product, but can be developed into one. Similar rear bike light products have been funded with successfull Kickstarter campaigns - Velgo Commuter X4 rear bike light and LucidBrake active brake light.

Crowdfunding like Kickstarter or Indiegogo is a good approach for taking this project forward. Active backers and supporters create a buzz about the product and spread and amplify the message to a wider like minded audience increasing the addressable market and sales.