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James Dyson Award winner Christine Outram was at World Maker Faire showing off her winning Copenhagen Wheel design. The self-contained power-wheel captures and stores energy released when braking and cycling and stores it for when a rider could use a little assist. The wheel is controlled via a mobile phone.

The Copenhagen Wheel

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. lhendrick says:

    Spell check: “stores energy released when breaking and cycling”. It’s Brake, not break. Literacy counts.

  2. relawson says:

    So, this BIKE has something that needs to be controlled via a PHONE?

    How about a button near the hand grip? Really, whats the point?