MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013 Activities by Sponsor - D-Lab

Applied Impractical Bicycle Dynamics - Exploring the outer limits of rideability

Jack Whipple, Workshop Manager

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 8 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

An introduction to bicycle hacking with an emphasis on dynamics and handling. Participants will design and build bikes in teams using bicycles & steel as materials. MIG welding, basic metal fabrication and bicycle mechanics will be covered. Constructed bikes and their characteristics will be used to inform design of cargo bikes and other pedal powered vehicles. Participants will need to provide a working bike as material for their project, shop supplies and consumables will be provided. Assistance in obtaining a working bike for materials may be available. Participants should budget an additional 8 hours of shop time in addition to the meetings listed.

Sponsor(s): Edgerton Center, D-Lab
Contact: Jack Whipple, N51-337,

Jan/11 Fri 03:00PM-05:00PM N51 3rd Fl Workshop
Jan/18 Fri 03:00PM-05:00PM N51 3rd Fl Workshop
Jan/25 Fri 03:00PM-05:00PM N51 3rd Fl Workshop
Feb/01 Fri 03:00PM-05:00PM N51 3rd Fl Workshop

Jack Whipple - Workshop Manager