Portable electric Motor for Bicycle
This is part 1 of a series. You can find part 2 here, and part 3 here.
I love riding my bicycle and I think its a shame that the suburb of Dayton I live in is designed for car use only. That means no bike lanes, high speed limits, busy intersections, and a low density packing of places I’d want to ride to.
As a result I’m the only one I ever see pedaling across the nearby 6 lane intersection to the store. Or shopping while dripping with sweat and a backpack full of groceries for that matter.
I figured an electric bicycle could make my life a lot easier. Plus they’re freaking cool.
Unlike my electric motorcycle project, e-bikes are a very environmentally friendly and practical mode of transportation. Bicycles are the most energy efficient human powered vehicles and electric vehicles are the most efficient form of powered locomotion. Combine the two and magic happens.
But I’m not interested in dropping $4, 000 on a brand new e-bike, or even $1, 300 on a standard hub motor conversion kit.
All I need is an occasional boost, so over the past couple months I’ve created a low cost high value EV conversion kit: The ‘Bicycle BoosterPack’.
The BoosterPack (so named because it makes me think of a jetpack) is designed to quickly mount to the seat post of adult size road commuting bicycles to give them an electric boost at the push of a button.
It uses friction to drive the rear wheel, but it only touches the tire when the button is pushed. The drive motor is on a swing arm with a spring pulling it away from the tire. When the button is pushed the rapid spinning of the motor swings it into the tire. In this way it doesn’t add drag or rotating mass when not in use!
Another big feature of this design is that it can be completely removed in seconds. Unlike traditional E-bikes where the entire vehicle is expensive and at risk of being stolen off the bike rack, the Bicycle BoosterPack can be taken with me wherever I go.
What’s more awesome is that I don’t need a special license or registration to drive this thing. E-bike laws vary throughout the US, but this hybrid technology is considered legal as long as I abide regular bike laws. The bike is still a regular bike when it’s not boosting!What is the meaning of teenagers? What disease does val kilmer have? What is a proxy server? What does chile mean? What does facetime unavailable mean? How to make crispy rice? Tips on how to make allies with ai in star wars galactic battle grounds clone campaigns? What does prosecution mean? What are sns with tips? How to clean cast iron pan? What time are taxes due on the 18th? How to cook chilean sea bass? What time does the superbowl game start? What does it mean when your battery light comes on? How to fix frizzy hair? The children loved the clowns -- especially the one who did magic tricks.? How to redeem roblox gift card? How to make a murphy bed? What does ifbap meaning twitter? What is the tips alcohol test? How to deactivate instagram temporarily? What does raising cane mean? What is the meaning of japanese denim? How old do you have to be to work at walgreens? Tricks on how to hang a picture? What does psalm mean? how to declare a helper function in leetcode Cartoon warner brothers batman can't catch a thief who tricks time? What does listless mean? What percentage of tips is a waitress required to report? How to link facebook to instagram? How to prepare tofu? How to take off fake nails? What does it mean to be? What does an open mri machine look like? How to burp a newborn? What does phasmophobia mean? What does rampant mean? How to measure your ring size? What is a cord of wood? What does an executive producer do? how long does a hangover helper take to kick in What does carat mean diamond? Tips on how to stay organized? How to make 1000 a day? What guns use hollow tips? What is psychosis mean? What to do with pork rib tips? How often to water aloe vera plant? what activate helper t cells How to style knotless braids? How to talk to girls? What does extra virgin olive oil mean? What is the meaning of erin go bra? How to sleep faster? How many liters to a gallon? What is the meaning of goodness? What does etc mean in text? How to.teach a goldendoodle tricks? What is honey? What are covid toes? What to do with pork tenderloin tips? How do you see me as a person meaning? How to screenshot on a laptop? What does touche mean in english? How to take a screenshot on a hp laptop? What is an airbnb? How to become a model? What does assault mean? When meaning try picking up more? What is annual income? How to remove gorilla glue from skin? What is black lives matter meaning in hindi? What does it mean when a white dove visits you? What does lidocaine do? What kind of information tools does linus tech tips use? What does cornstarch do? How to do tricks with bike in pugb? Skateboard tricks and who invented them? What is serotonin? wow with a little helper from my friends how What does no wahala meaning in english? How do illusionists tricks revealed? What signs are compatible with scorpio? What does listo mean in spanish? What is carrying capacity? How to make my beef tips tender? What does kink means? How long can you wait to have hernia surgery? Tips to stop thinking about when he will propose? How to prevent a stroke? How to transfer data to new iphone? Why is my fifa raiting still good despite getting hat tricks? What does mourning mean? What are toric contact lenses? who is the helper and worker in crisis intervention? What does topic 152 mean? How to tie dye socks? What is the meaning of kamala in hindi? What does quail taste like? What does /s/ mean? What does x mean in math?