Make: Live ep06 is all about bikes! Thanks to our guests Nick Normal and William Thomas Porter. Catch up on video and notes from the show here. Want to show us your project? Upload a video or photos and send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Also:
- MAKE Vol 11 on Alternative Vehicles: Back issue available from Maker Shed [PDF|print]
- Sew a Drawstring Bike Seat Cover
- Bike Tube Headband
- Bike ABC Quick Check video by Etsy
- Mini Bike Light project from MAKE v14
- U-G-L-Y your bike from MAKE v11
- Bright bike with reflective tape
- SpokePOV bike wheel display
- Monkey Light RGB bike wheel display
William Thomas Porter – PorterCycles Brooklyn-based extreme bike maker William Thomas Porter of PorterCycles shows 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. Also:
More show notes:
- Larry Fisher’s triple tandem bike
- Bike Shop skill builder series all April long!
- Bike frame size calculator
- Bike Shorts site/film screenings run by Sara Kinney
- Chariots of Fire at World Maker Faire NY
- Giveaway prizes from Digi-Key: 148 Piece tool set, LED flashlight
Make: Live 07 – Karts & Wheels
Wednesday April 27th, 9pm ET/6pm PT
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