Thesis Draft 

Designed with freestyle skaters in mind, Skate Signal is partly a safety device, and partly a stylistic add on, and partly a training device. Skate Signal will be mounted with an ardiuno board,an accelerometer, and an array of LED lights that will illuminate on as the board flips and tilts. Like turn signals on a car the led lights mounted underneath the board can also be used to signal the direction the skate board is steering. On the top side, the nose of the board will be fitted with an array of lights that will illuminate at individual orientations when the board is tiled upward, as during certain tricks such as manuals or nose manuals. This is will aid the rider in finding his or her balance point while skating.