EvoWheel converts almost any bicycle into an electric bike in just 30 seconds

March 9, 2018 by  
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Ready to give your old cruiser a swanky electric makeover? The innovative EvoWheel turns almost any old regular bike into a speedy e-bike in under 30 seconds. The brilliant design, which just launched a fund-raising campaign on Indiegogo, is an app-controlled wheel that gives regular bikes a speed boost up to 20 mph. The EvoWheel design is incredibly user-friendly in terms of installation. With just a wrench, bicyclists just have to replace the bike’s regular front wheel with EvoWheel. Available in six different sizes (20, 24, 26, 27.5, 29 and 700C) the EvoWheel’s various models fit over 95% of all bikes. Related: Swap-in wheel converts any bike into an electric within 60 seconds The wheel weighs 16 pounds and comes with an application that lets you customize your riding style. There are various riding modes that can be used to optimize your workout or commute, or just to get a more enjoyable ride while cruising around the park. The wheel’s built-in algorithm takes into consideration rider’s weight, speed, and bike size to ensure the smoothest experience possible. The app also records riding habits and can make adjustments on the fly. For those that want to ride without looking at their phones , the setup comes with a bike-mountable display monitor that is Bluetooth compatible. The display shows riding speed, power output, battery level as well as total riding distance and time. + EvoWheel Indiegogo Images via EvoWheel

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EvoWheel converts almost any bicycle into an electric bike in just 30 seconds

Two men build a floating "Fatberg" in Amsterdam

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Friends Mike Thompson and Arne Hendriks have created a floating island made of fat, a “ Fatberg ” as they call it. With a current weight of over a metric ton, the car-sized Fatberg began as one drop of fat in a glass of water in 2014. Today, the Amsterdam sight is one to behold, and Thompson and Hendriks hope to someday pull it to the North Pole. Why? The Fatberg is part art-project, part political-statement, part ridiculous-human-experiment. “Basically we’re doing this because fat is a very interesting material—it’s probably the most iconic material of time,” Hendriks told Gizmodo . “It’s organic, but it speaks about energy. It speaks about health. It speaks about over-consumption. It speaks about beauty.” The Fatberg in Amsterdam is not related to the fatberg discovered clogging the sewers beneath the streets of London in 2013. London’s fatberg was a product of improper waste disposal, with fat and grease congealing in the underworld. Amsterdam’s Fatberg is a deliberate creation, composed of various animal and plant-based fats. Its creators hope to someday add human fat, sourced from post-liposuction donations, though this remains an artist’s dream at the moment. Related: Boston man crosses harbor in a pumpkin boat To create the Fatberg, Thompson and Hendriks cut their collected solid fat, boil it into a sludge, then pour it on their creation, which floats at its own dock. Although it is not yet strong enough to carry a human, it does seem to have provided a habitat and food source for seagulls. To this end, Thompson sees the Fatberg as serving a practical purpose. “We’re talking about a floating energy reserve,” Thompson said. “We can maybe replace these melting icebergs with this floating energy reserve that allows us to store energy for times ahead. Because who knows what the future holds.” Via Gizmodo Images via Fatberg

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Two men build a floating "Fatberg" in Amsterdam

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