Category Archives: Bicycles
For the last day of the Tron Bikes AwesomeShop we were going to go on a bike ride around Belle Isle, however the forecast called for bad thunderstorms so we decided to postpone it. That was until we got fed up with not riding and decided to go anyway! I am sure … Continue reading
Week 8 of Tron Bikes was an open hack day for makers to finish up any unfinished projects. Almost everyone worked on completing their amplifiers and boomboxes. Hopefully, all of the makers will be able to complete their projects in time for our … Continue reading
Because of last weeks Uber Hack in Eastern Market, the Tron Bikes class was a little behind, so we went full speed into building small OpAmps (audio amplifiers) so that next week we can put them in miniature, on bike, boom … Continue reading
This past weekend we cancelled our Tron Bikes workshop in favor of joining with our partner hackerspace OmniCorpDetroit (OCD) so that a handful of our Makers could teach classes during Saturday market day in Eastern Market. Many market-goers stopped by … Continue reading
This week in the Tron Bikes class we created simple LED circuits that would fit into bicycle wheels! As you can see, it was a big hit!!! Many students left with a full LED light, complete with a wired in battery … Continue reading
This week, in the Tron bikes class, we made simple blinky LED circuits for bicycle safety lights. We also introduced the nature of prototyping through beard-boards, proto-boards and engineering schematics. I see much more electrical mayhem in our future!
We talked a lot about different parts of the bike last week, but this week it was time to put the rest of the bicycles together. We reviewed brakes, then moved into drive trains and other accessories.
After last weeks bike brake-down, it was time to start the rebuild process. This week we focused on the bearing systems, wheels/tires and the brakes. I have never seen so many old bikes being fixed at the same time. Some people also brought … Continue reading