BOCA BEARINGS 2014 INNOVATION COMPETITION

Simple Electric Bicycle

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Tell us briefly about your project. Is it a work of art or does it serve another function?

This electric bicycle was built due to the expensive public transportation fees. Its main purpose is to get you from A to B.

When did you start working on this project and how long did it take you to complete?

I started the project last summer and it took me just two weeks to complete the bicycle.

What was your goal in building this project?

The goal was to build a plain, simple and cheap electric bicycle. All the commercial electric bicylces are very expensive. My design is easy and everyone should be able to replicate the bicycle.

Does your project help to solve a problem? If so what problem?

A main problem is Money. Since public transportation is pretty expensive in some cities, trains and trams are not punctual and there's no parking space for cars, a cheap electric bicycle solves your problems! It costs about 100€!

What makes your idea unique?

The motor attachment is new. The motor drives the bicycle's wheel directly reducing friction and improving efficiency.

In what capacity are you using bearings and what type of bearings?

There are a lot of bearings in this project. The electric motor itself has high standard bearings in order to reduce friction. The bicycle itslef has, of course, bearings, too!

What is the most important thing you want people to know about your project?

That it is easy, cheap and useful! Everyone should try to build his own!

How will you use the $5,000 prize?

I will set up a kit, which gives you the opportunity to add an electric motor to your bicycle. This kit will be cheap and useful!

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