Make Your Own Electric Bicycle With the Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide

June 2, 2014 by  
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Electric bicycles have become a popular form of transportation for many in cities across the world. As a green alternative to cars and public transit, ebikes offer many other advantages due to their small size, lack of insurance or license requirements, free parking and low operating costs. However as convenient as ebikes are, it’s the high sticker price that usually keeps people from enjoying their benefits. Now a custom ebike builder is trying to change that. Micah Toll, from southwest Florida, has been building ebikes for years and teaching classes to help beginners learn to convert their own bicycles to electric drive. Toll has now written a book, The Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide , which is the culmination of his years of experience working with ebikes. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Make Your Own Electric Bicycle With the Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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The Alunaris Project: A Tree Temple in the Heart of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada Mountains

June 2, 2014 by  
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Rising over 18,000 feet near Colombia’s Caribbean coast, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range is the highest coastal range in the world, and in dire need of conservation and protection. A group of folks has started a project to bring attention to the importance of this ancient, sacred land that is home to countless plant, animal, and insect species:  The Alunaris Tree Temple Project aims to create a magical space that will encourage visitors to interact with majestic trees in new, conscious ways. Many ancient trees had been decimated by logging and herbicides, including harvesting timber for the blossoming tourism trade, but conservationists want to bring awareness to the importance of the region’s majestic, towering trees. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of The Alunaris Project: A Tree Temple in the Heart of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada Mountains Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alunaris , Alunaris project , Andes , caribbean , coastal mountains , colombia , conservation , IndieGoGo , monkeys , mountains , Sierra Nevada , toucans , Tree , tree house , treehouse , Treehouses , Trees

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Visiobike: A Smartphone-Enabled Electric Bike Offers the Functionality of a High-End Car

June 2, 2014 by  
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Hands-free, smart technology is popping up in all corners of our lives from smartphone-controlled cars to LED bulbs . To bring this energy saving, wireless design to bicycles, a Croatian startup just launched an Indiegogo campaign for Visiobike , a smart electric bike designed specifically for city dwellers. In addition to its sleek carbon fiber frame, Visiobike is equipped with wireless, smartphone-enabled technology that can monitor your speeds, plan your routes, and even help you avoid accidents with its rearview camera. The bike also features additional smart safety and security features, such as its 15-mile per hour electric motor that can be locked and unlocked with a smartphone PIN code. Ready to ride away on this futuristic e-bike? Visiobike is accepting pledges and preorders on their Indiegogo campaign . + Visiobike Indiegogo Campaign The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: crowdfunded campaign bicycle , e bicycle. Ebike. Electric bike , IndieGoGo , indiegogo bicycle , reader submitted content , smart bicycle , smartphone controlled bicycle , visiobike

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e-MRAK Builds Stunning Pisek City Forest Administration Building in the Czech Woodland

June 2, 2014 by  
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