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Pushing for More Tech Integration on My Bicycle

Pushing for More Tech Integration on My Bicycle

One thing that’s always killed me about bicycle tech is the lack of electronic integration, especially when compared with an automobile. Even at the most basic level, system power distribution, automobiles have a basic infrastructure consisting of a 12V battery, an alternator to keep it…

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Neat Battery Compartment

Neat Battery Compartment

This Furby and I don’t get along, so we are sending it to a better place… or at least a better home with our nephew and niece. When I went to replace the batteries I found it has a pretty cool layout in the battery…

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Bluetooth on a Bike Helmet?

Bluetooth on a Bike Helmet?

With the advent of mounting my iPhone on my bicycle handlebars, I quickly wanted more audio integration – especially knowing that it was only a matter of time before a pothole sent my handlebars into my teeth as I leaned in to command Siri. I’ve…

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My Bicycle Has a Better Nav+Sound System Than My Car

My Bicycle Has a Better Nav+Sound System Than My Car

I’ve been saying for years that auto companies ought to cede their in-dash bravado, and just pipe in the content, UI and capabilities from smartphones and tablets. Given their longer product development cycles and the fact that dashboard user interface is not their primary focus,…

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Beginning the HEV Land Rover: Phase 1, Teardown

Beginning the HEV Land Rover: Phase 1, Teardown

´┐╝Those who know me well (and are probably tired of hearing about it), know that for years I’ve been collecting parts to do complete rebuild of my 1973 Land Rover Defender, building it back up into an electric vehicle. Well through luck of timing, my…

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