Amp Smart Lighting Controller

Motion and gesture activated lighting for your bicycle, skateboard, backpack, etc.

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Welcome to Amp - motion and gesture activated strip lighting. Amp is completely customizable to the way you ride. It is designed to work in small form-factors like the front post of a bicycle, your backpack, the bottom side of a Boosted Board, or wherever else you can attach it. On top of that, you can add as many lights as you want to the four lighting channels and customize sections of the strips to behave in different ways (braking, turning, headlights, custom sections, etc). If that wasn’t enough, there’s an open Bluetooth LE API to control how those lights activate.

Of course, it also just works out of the box so you don’t have to overthink it.

Features

  • Completely customizable lighting (braking, indication, headlights, fun lights) using the Amp Mixer app for Android and iOS
  • Motion + gesture activated turn indication + brake lights (gestures activate lights over Bluetooth LE)
  • 4 addressable LED strip ports that support WS2811, WS2812B, APA102, and all other similar strips
  • 2000 mAh battery (estimated 8+ hours of battery life for 40 LEDs)
  • USB Type-C charging at 1 A (full charge in two hours)
  • Over a year of battery life in standby mode
  • Low noise, low zero-g error rate, 3 DOF accelerometer (LIS2DHH12)
  • Powered by an ESP32

Resilient

We’ve ridden thousands of miles with the Amp to find the ways it can break. It’s been street tested on every surface ranging from silky smooth multi-use paths to pothole riddled roads in Chicago, Washington DC, Boulder, Portland, Seattle, and Indianapolis. We’ve put all of this back into making a product that’s surprisingly resilient to the elements for it’s size.

Open Source

This product is built by hackers for hackers. Leading up to the launch, every bit of the hardware and software stack will be well documented so that you can build for it yourself. You have the ability the reprogram the Amp to your liking over USB or the 6 pin programming header. With the power and motion sensing taken care of in a mobile form factor, you can put the ESP32 through its paces with the ability to control both APA102 and WS212B style LED strips. As with all open hardware / software products, the limit is your imagination.

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