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Gadget Freak Case #243: MR Shock Improves Biking

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Re: Nice blend of sciences
mrdon   7/22/2013 1:18:45 PM
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Rob I'm noticing a stream of Colorado State University engineering students developing some really cool and innovative gadgets.  This is the second bike gadget I've seen from the university where the first one was a Smart Bike Shifter (Gadget Freak Case #205). I assume biking must be big in Colorado, based on the bike submission projects, along with skiing. Cool Gadget!!

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Re: Cell phone would be better
mrdon   7/22/2013 1:13:07 PM
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naperlou, I agree. Its a very nice device but the TFT screen being exposed on the side of the bike allows it to be damaged quite easily. The screen could have been mounted on the handle bars and using a wireless connection, such as BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) the controller can communicate with the mechanics (MR shocks). Still an impressive device.

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Cell phone would be better
naperlou   7/22/2013 10:38:22 AM
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This is a nice gfadget, but I would have used a different user interface.  I would be nervous about the screen on the side of the bike.  A blue tooth connection to a cell phone app would be more appropriate.

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Nice blend of sciences
Rob Spiegel   7/22/2013 10:21:48 AM
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There is a nice blend of sciences in this gadget -- chemistry, physics, mechanics, and electronics -- all for the fun of off-road biking.

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