One of the best things about the maker community is being able to learn from other people’s builds: what worked, what didn’t. In MAKE Volume 14, maker Marque Cornblatt shared a DIY with us on the building of his Gomicycle, a Honda Rebel 250 motorcycle gone electric. A San Francisco resident, Cornblatt was seeking an urban commuter bike with lots of torque and pep. He started with plans for the “El Chopper ET,” a Honda Rebel 250 project developed by motorcycle EV conversion guru John Bidwell. Since the plans were a bit dated, he adapted, redesigned, and took note. He scored a Honda Rebel 250 with a blown engine on Craigslist, and the rest of the build is documented in his DIY. Check out the full article in our Digital Edition, learn from Cornblatt’s build, and design your own.
You can still pick up a back issue of MAKE Volume 14, the Optics issue, if you don’t have it. Learn how to make an inexpensive but powerful digital microscope, a vintage-looking opaque projector, a cool kaleidoscope, a mesmerizing taffy pulling machine, a remote control dune buggy with a built-in video camera, a smoke ring cannon, a dollar-store parabolic microphone, and then some.