Make: Live 4/13/11 – Bikes, Basics to Extremes (video)

Bikes Fun & Games

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

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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. Also:

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:

Next show:
Make: Live 07 – Karts & Wheels
Wednesday April 27th, 9pm ET/6pm PT
Watch at or on UStream
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6 thoughts on “Make: Live 4/13/11 – Bikes, Basics to Extremes (video)

  1. Wolfs Wohnwand says:

    Thanks for the great episode!

    The vimeo video is still “untitled”, makes it difficult to share, I’m afraid.

    1. Matt Richardson says:

      Thanks for letting us know. Hopefully it’s fixed for good now. This is the third time I’ve had to key in all that info on Vimeo.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think he chickened out: this is the home of that and many other bikes which are even harder to ride:

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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