My inspiration was Yardsale Dan, whose "Whirligig" tallbike went to the Burning Man Festival in 2007 (2nd photo)
. His complex system of chains and gears was overwhelming, to say the least, so I configured a simpler method.
I volunteered to participate in a community event that combined healthy lifestyles, creative 3-D art, and recycling called "The Visalia Bike Project"
. Artists, activists, cyclists, and zanies joined to prepare "Kinetic Sculpture"
entries for the St. Patrick's Day parade.
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Five wheels rotate, revolve, and oscillate as this creation rolls along. The front tire reverse-rotates a WHIRLIGIG
in front of the pilot.
It may easily be returned to be a regular bicycle, by removing the WHIRLIGIG
stem extender and reinserting the regular stem with its handlebars.
The title "SPIN-DOCTOR
" comes from the WHIRLIGIG, the CDs, and because the designer/author works at a local radio station.
There are THREE creations in this series of Instructables. The two others are:
- - - "THE VAPORIZER"
Please take a look at them, and let me know what you think and how to make them better. Thanks!!