Velosynth, An Open Source Bicycle Interaction Synthesizer


Velosynth is an open source synthesizer that attaches to a bicycle, converting the bike’s speed and acceleration into audio feedback. A Kickstarter project has been started to create kits, as well as fund future research and design.

Velosynth is an open-source bicycle interaction computer. It uses a variety of sensors to detect the Motion of a bicycle and then interprets this data into Audio and Visual communication. This feedback loop helps to increase awareness of the cyclist within the transportation environment — much to the same way one can both hear and see a vehicle approaching.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.