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About BEAM

Bicycle Electronics and Makers (BEAM), is a collaborative project created to bring bicycling and electronics together for some nerdy fun. It was co-founded by myself and Leslie Caceda in 2016.

Atlanta Cycling Festival Create Grant

BEAM was awarded the Atlanta Cycling Festival (ACF) Create Grant in June 2016. The purpose of this grant is to help start and create more bicycle culture, jobs and infrastructure in Atlanta. The ACF Create Grant does this by awarding $2,000 to fund a bike business/idea in the metro region. The grant will enable BEAM to expose people of all ages in Atlanta neighborhoods to cycling and computer science through offering bicycle electronics workshops and open source educational resources.

Bicycle Laser Tag

BEAM’s first project was Bicycle Laser Tag, a 4-on-4 laser tag challenge on bikes! The system is built with Arduino Nano boards and electronic components attached to one-size-fits-all safety vests, and paired with laser pointer keychains for tagging the opponents.

Watch this video for highlights from Bicycle Laser Tag’s debut at Atlanta Cycling Festival’s The Big Opening Party!:

We presented our project to the Atlanta community in June 2016 at PechaKucha Atlanta Vol. 29.5! and Bike Hack Night: Technology & Bike & Innovation, both sponsored by ACF.

More information about BEAM is available at atlantabeam.com and on social channels as @AtlantaBeam