A new electric bike — the Koben, from Karmic Bikes — promises to fix what ails the electric bicycle industry. We spoke to its designer to find out what those problems are, and how he thinks he’s solved them.
The other day I reported on a brand-new supercar company, Lyons Motor Cars. While it seemed like they were earnest and have put a lot of effort into their plans, the harsh reality is that their car has about as much of a chance of becoming real as does the Annihilator, the "Fully Customizable Dream Car" proposed by a… »
There's a reason Ikea does so well: the flat-packed, plywood items they sell are efficient to ship, well-designed, and pretty cheap. So why not use these same basic methods for a go-kart? That's what the people at Ply-Fly must have thought, because they have a Kickstarter for a plywood, flat-pack, owner-assembled… »
Mark Carpenter and his children have developed Lego compatible carbon fiber tiles for use with your new or existing models. Made from 3mm sheets of high gloss carbon fiber, these would be a perfect addition to the upcoming Speed Champions theme or any of your existing Lego automotive, aerospace or nautical vehicles. »
Anyone with the cojones to launch a new car in this day and age has our utmost respect. It's a fool's errand, but we'll give them points for gumption. But crowdsourcing a supercar that's ran out of development cash? That just reeks of desperation. »
Toy cars are a compromise: the simple ones "drive" like a roller skate, and the really serious ones are too intricate (and expensive) to just hand over to a mere child. Modarri Cars wants to change that with fun, customizable, modular toy cars with spring suspension and steering just like the real thing. »
Yoga. It's all about flexibility, stretching, and relaxation. But what if you get rid of the flexibility and stretching and add espresso and conversation? »
This video from the Flying Miata project shows how they're getting ready for the upcoming Targa Newfoundland with something a little more powerful than the stock fourbanger: an L33 5.3-liter Chevy V8 putting down 400 horsepower to the wheels. Even better? They did it with the support of the Miata community. »