Make: Bicycle Projects - PDF

This project-based book gives you 18 different way to hack your ride.

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What is a bicycle? The answer is a little trickier than you might think. More than just a form of transportation, your bike is a canvas ready for you to make all your own. With a full history of the bicycle and information about such commercial mods as adding baby seats and fenders—as well as instruction on wheels, tires, and regular maintenance—this book whets your appetite to hack your ride your own way. With 18 projects included, you'll be able to customize your bike to meet all your riding needs! What is a bicycle? Turns out, it's a tool of expression.


Projects Included

  • Add EL wire, LEDs, and NEOPixels for cool nighttime travel
  • Turn your geared steed into a fixie
  • Weld and braze your frame
  • Add a smart phone rig
  • Build a mini-trailer strong enough to carry an armored suitcase
  • Turn your bike into a veritable party trailer replete with color organ
  • Much more!


Meet the Author

John Baichtal has written or edited over a dozen books, including the award-winning Cult of Lego, LEGO Hacker Bible, Make: LEGO and Arduino Projects with Adam Wolf and Matthew Beckler, Robot Builder and Basic Robot Building with LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0, as well as Building Your Own Drones. His most recent book is Maker Pro, a collection of essays and interviews describing life as a professional maker. John lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three children.