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Bicycle wheel table

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MakeZine has images of a bunch of cool looking tables you won’t find just anywhere.

One of them is a Bicycle wheel table.

Bicycle wheel table
Bicycle wheel table by Madeindesign

Check MakeZine for the Knife, fork and spoon table, Multiprocessor CD-ROM chess table and more.


Reel to Wheel: Bicylces and reel-to-reel tape machines

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Reel to Wheel is an interesting project by Sasha Leitman, Steven Backer, Jesse Fox, and Jen Carlile.

Reel to Wheel currently includes two main instruments, Hank’s Wild Ride (two bikes facing in opposite directions and connected by a gear box) and The Looping Pedal which was shown at the Maker Faire last weekend.

Drawing sketch of The Looping Pedal
Drawing sketch of The Looping Pedal

The Looping Pedal, rotates two sections of 1/4” audio tape over two tape heads. This is a loop in the most literal sense. The instrument can make a typical “scratching” sound by pushing the wheel back and forth or it can create a different timbre by spinning the wheel freely. In addition to the “traditional” scratching gesture, the left wheel can also be rotated using the attached pedal. The result is a sound that builds on the sound of turntable scratching while adding other sonic possibilities.

Check here for an image of the real thing.

More information about projects shown at the Maker Faire can be found at CDM. Also check the Maker Faire 2007 Flickr set for a visual impression of the faire.

Link via CDM


Bike charger for your iPod

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This Geek Technique post is a bit old, but still pretty cool: How-to make a bike charger for your iPod.

Bike charger for your iPod
Bike charger for your iPod

Detailed information and images are included here.


Nutcracker Suite played exclusively on bicycle parts

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Create Digital Music has an article on Flip Baber‘s version of Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy, originally from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

Flip Baber

Interestingly enough, the whole thing was done exclusively on bicycle parts! Flip Baber (aka johnnyrandom) created this composition for a bicycle manufacturer, Specialized, who needed some Christmas music for the upcoming holiday season.

Check out the instruments used:

Glockenspiel & Clarinet melody = spokes.
Cello & Violin pizzicatos = plucked derailleur cables.
Triangle = disc brake hit.
Percussion = shifting, coasting, finger over turning spokes, chain pulls, braking, clipping into pedals, back-spinning, air out of tires.

Check CDM for a sound clip, or visit for more about Flip Baber.