The Art Pedaler is designed to be a pop-up art gallery that can situate itself anywhere. Artwork is to be hung on a motorized conveyor belt wall that spins slowly around the bicycle attracting the attention of passer-bys. Music will also be played from the bicycle and I can imagine serving free coffee and popping up a few beach chairs and encouraging people to hang out. I’m inspired by the multitude of ways in which people are democratizing art and subverting the conventional systems of art viewing and commerce and this project fits into that dialog. Enjoy!
I was hoping I could finish this before the deadline for the instructables Bicycle Contest but that didn't happen. But actually its a good thing because it is pretty far along but not too far to get some good feedback from the instructables community. Let me know what you think!
The video below shows my first and only test so far of the rotating display. As you see at the end, the belt falls off the cogs. I can envision a few ways of fixing this, but I'd like to hear any ideas ya gots. Also I have it rotating much faster than I had desired, I think I need to do some down gearing.