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Junk Pedalers and Cargo Bikes

An article in the current issue of Make caught a new reader’s attention so he wrote me to share a picture of his own custom-modded cargo bike.

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I just picked up Make Magazine for the first time at a Barnes and Noble bookstore. I haven’t read the whole thing yet but Peter Smith’s article on the junk pedalers was very interesting. Especially since I also have made my own bike cart though I modified an ATV trailer to be pulled with a bike. You can view more pics.

I’ll definitely be checking your ‘zine out more.

In the bonds of creativity,

Nate Dressel aka Acewarloch

See also: Remake: Electric Cargo Bikes

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DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually. He is President of Make:Community, which produces Make: and Maker Faire.

In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.

Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of "Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities" with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

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