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Make: Live airs tonight! Don’t miss our bikes episode where guests Nick Normal and William Thomas Porter join us with pedal-powered projects. We’ll also be giving away some tools from Digi-Key to one lucky member of the chat. Giveaway prizes:

Make: Live 06 – Bikes, Basics to Extremes
Wednesday April 13th, 9pm ET/6pm PT
Watch at makezine.com/live or on UStream
Please join us in the UStream chat or mark tweets with #makelive to interact live with the show.

Featuring the lovely and talented:

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Get to Know Your Bike
Our own Becky Stern will be doing a bike primer where you’ll learn about function, maintenance, security, and visibility with persistence of vision (POV) bike wheel displays. And Nick Normal from World Maker Faire New York will be checking in to show off what he carries in his mobile bike repair kit.

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William Thomas Porter – PorterCycles
Brooklyn-based extreme bike maker William Thomas Porter of PorterCycles will be showing us around his workshop, where he builds some rather unique bikes. You’ll get a chance to see his flywheel powered trike and something he calls a The Expert Level, which he classifies as a “french circus bike” and takes quite a bit of practice to ride.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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