August 28, 2013

Personalize Your Bike with DIY Panniers!

I teamed up with a friend to bring you some DIY pannier inspiration. Abigail dreamed up these panniers to suit her everyday needs and personalized them to fit her bike's color scheme. In this video, she shows you the basics of bringing your pannier designs to life.

August 21, 2013

August 14, 2013

Creating a Bionic Bike Bag with Ben Heck

I produce a weekly web-series hosted by the electronics enthusiast Ben Heck. Every week we create new episodes to inspire the engineer and hobbyist community. Usually I stay behind the scenes, but in this episode of The Ben Heck Show, Ben and I work together to create a DIY bike turn signal system.

This is meant as a proof of concept and the basic idea of the turn signals can be modified to look however you like. It doesn't even have to be on a backpack - you could create a system for on the bike and place the switches on the handlebars. Heat up those soldering irons and see what you come up with!

August 2, 2013

Bike Path Foraging: Black Raspberries

On a recent trip to Mt. Horeb, Peter and I stopped for a fresh snack on the Military Ridge Trail. There were enough ripe black raspberries to munch on, but not quite enough to fill a container to bring home. The bramble had been cut back quite a bit from last year, plus many of the berries were still pink.
Anytime around late July, keep an eye out for a treasure patch of wild black raspberries!