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Fire, Steam, and Trout: The Best Custom Rides at Maker Faire

Fire, Steam, and Trout: The Best Custom Rides at Maker Faire

The San Mateo Fairgrounds is huge. As the home site of Maker Faire Bay Area, it has to be. With thousands of Makers’ exhibits spread across numerous zones of the faire, there was a lot of ground to cover. Walking is all well and good, but rest assured knowing that Makers are serious about their […]

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Ben Katz’ Electric Tricycle

Ben Katz’ Electric Tricycle

One of the scooters at World Maker Faire that caught my eye was Ben Katz’ sweet scooter whose design is inspired by the Radio Flyer trike. Ben designed the tricycle around a brushless Turnigy motor, visualized the trike in Sketchup, welded, and machined the frame, and added a 40v LiFePO4 battery, motor controller, and gearbox. It can theoretically reach a top speed of over 45 MPH!

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