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Ottawa maker Nigel Vezeau built an adorable kiddy trike for his daughter:

When my first daughter was two and a half, she started showing interest in things with wheels. I was keen to get her started on a bicycle, but realized she didn’t have to coordination to balance and learn to pedal at the same time. I decided to build her a recumbent trike so she would be able to get around without the risk of wiping out. I used discarded 12″ kids bikes and some other recycled bits and pieces, including the rectangular tubing from an office desk for the main frame.

Child-sized recumbent trike

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. Aaron Ramsey says:

    My kids fell in love with this at the Ottawa mini-maker faire. Very nicely done.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The Skuut is a really good way to get small children on to things with wheels.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Skuut is a really good way to get small children on to things with wheels. A tricycle won’t help your daughter learn about the kind of balance needed to ride a two-wheeler

  4. personally i think its awesome, great piece of recycling/ engineering/ fun