Project

Bicycle Generator Project | Clean Energy Research and Education

Wind for Schools worked with several teachers who expressed interest in using bicycle generators to teach their students some fundamental concepts of energy and basic mechanical, engineering, and electrical principles. With this project we worked with K-12 and college students to organize hands-on design and construction of bike generators. We then used the bike generators in the classroom for fun demonstrations which increased students’ understanding and awareness of energy topics.





History of the project

In 2010, Jeff Hines, a local Flagstaff teacher who also served as the first WindSenator in Arizona, inspired us to pursue bicycle generators for use in K-12 classrooms. Shortly after, we learned of an NAU student, Matthew Petney, who had built a double-bike generator, which included a battery for energy storage and an inverter and outlet so normal 120-volt devices could be plugged into it. We purchased the system from Matt and shared it with several

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Bike registry services merge as Project 529 buys National Bike Registry

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The online bike registry platform Project 529 has acquired the National Bike Registry and is integrating the two programs, which have nearly 400,000 bikes in their combined registries.

The company said the merger will give law enforcement, universities, cyclists and independent bicycle dealers tools to recover and return stolen bikes.

The National Bike Registry was launched in 1984 and later pioneered the concept of an online bicycle registration database that is accessible by law enforcement agencies across North America. The Registry has been used by more than 2,000 law enforcement agencies.

“We’re very happy to pass the baton to the team at Project 529 to attack the bicycle theft epidemic,” said Eddie Orton, who has sponsored the NBR effort for over two decades. “The passion and capabilities of the team at 529 will be able to take our work to the next level and better serve

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GitHub – balancap/SDC-Vehicle-Detection: Udacity Project

The goad of this project is to implement a robust pipeline capable of detecting moving vehicles in real-time. Even though the project was designed for using classic Computer Vision techniques, namely HOG features and SVM classifier, in agreement the course organizers, I decided like a few other students to go for a deep learning approach.

Several important papers on object detection using deep convolutional networks have been published the last few years. More specifically, Faster R-CNN, YOLO and Single Shot MultiBox Detector are the present state-of-the-art in using CNN for real-time object detection.

Even though there are a few differences between the three previous approaches, they share the same general pipeline. Namely, the detection network is designed based on the following rules:

  • Use a deep convolutional network trained on ImageNet as a multi-scale source of features. Typically, VGG, ResNet or Inception;
  • Provide a collection of pre-defined anchors boxes tiling the
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KSU Physics Education Bike Project

KSU Physics Education Bike Project

Scientific and Cultural Aspects of the Bicycle:

An International Pedagogical Project


 


This project is a multi-national effort to collaborate on the adaptation
and creation of pedagogical materials.  The bicycle, a highly developed
yet simple device, is the focus of this effort.  Students and faculty
are using materials developed in a variety of countries and creating new
materials using contemporary multimedia.  This effort began almost
15 years ago when Robert Fuller and Dean Zollman created the videodisc
Energy
Transformations featuring the Bicycle
at about the same time that the
PLON Project in The Netherlands developed the teaching module Traffic
and the British Open University developed a course on Materials and Structures
which featured the bicycle.  These efforts were independent of each
other.  Since that time we have worked to combine instructional materials
from these and other countries.
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Boise Bicycle Project

BBP is considered an “essential” business under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order as a social service and transportation organization. Below are the essential services being offered.

Social Services

Free Bicycle Repair: If your bicycle is your only/primary source of transportation, BBP is providing up to 30 minutes repair services at no cost. This service is intended for those without the ability to pay. Knock on the door Wed-Saturday 11-5pm and we will get you rolling.

Nonprofit Bike Repair: Partnering nonprofits can drop off bicycles to be repaired for their clients. If you are a nonprofit and have someone/s who needs their bike fixed, please call 208-429-6520 or email info@boisebicycleproject.org. Adult and teen referrals are receiving priority repair services.

Bikes for Nonprofits: Partnering nonprofits can request bicycles for their clients in urgent need. BBP will work hard to provide these bicycles within 1-5 days of request. If you are a

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udacity/self-driving-car: The Udacity open source self-driving car project

Self-Driving Car

We’re Building an Open Source Self-Driving Car

And we want your help!

At Udacity, we believe in democratizing education. How can we provide opportunity to everyone on the planet? We also believe in teaching really amazing and useful subject matter. When we decided to build the Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program, to teach the world to build autonomous vehicles, we instantly knew we had to tackle our own self-driving car too.

Together with Google Self-Driving Car founder and Udacity President Sebastian Thrun, we formed our core Self-Driving Car Team. One of the first decisions we made? Open source code, written by hundreds of students from across the globe!

You can read more about our plans for this project.

Contributions

Here’s a list of the projects we’ve open sourced:

How to Contribute

Like any open source project, this code base will require a certain amount of thoughtfulness. However, when you add a

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ahmetozlu/vehicle_counting_tensorflow: “MORE THAN VEHICLE COUNTING!” This project provides prediction for speed, color and size of the vehicles with TensorFlow Object Counting API.

This sample project focuses on “Vechicle Detection, Tracking and Counting” using TensorFlow Object Counting API.


The TensorFlow Object Counting API is used as a base for object counting on this project, more info can be found on this repo.



The developing is on progress! This sample project will be updated soon, the more talented traffic analyzer app will be available in this repo!


General Capabilities of This Sample Project

This sample project has more than just counting vehicles, here are the additional capabilities of it:

  • Detection and classification of the vehicles (car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, bus)
  • Recognition of approximate vehicle color
  • Detection of vehicle direction of travel
  • Prediction the speed of the vehicle
  • Prediction of approximate vehicle size
  • The images of detected vehicles are cropped from video frame and they are saved as new images under “detected_vehicles” folder path
  • The program gives a .csv file as an output (traffic_measurement.csv)
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