If you had shown me these bicycle spokes when I was nine years old and zipping around on my mountain bike I would probably have dropped down to the floor, frothing at the mouth in what could only be described as a 'pleasure-spasm'. Animated spokes? Are you serious? You can put GIFs on them? The potential is terrifyingly endless.
But this is the idea being proposed by this Kickstarter. The Monkey Light Pro will allow cyclists to download their own animated graphics and display them on their bicycle wheels as the travel.
You could have anything on there. Someone put a Nyan Cat on their bike. Another in the above video put Space Invaders.
I am seriously vibrating with excitement right now. GIFs on bicycles? This is world changing stuff. In my lifetime? I don't even own a bike. I'm thinking about buying one just so I can use this.
The Monkey Light Pro weighs less than 500 grams. Prototypes already exist and this Kickstarter is there to help move the model into the product stage. The only question you need to ask is: what GIF do you put on there?
Monkey Light Pro - Bicycle Wheel Display System [Kickstarter]
Thanks to Monkey Electric for the pics!