The MakerBike – ideas for building a bicycle makerspace

Each year on April Fools Day we like to propose a new Maker vehicle – from planes, to tanks, to boats we’ve imagined different mobile makerspaces.

This year we proposed the MakerBike – a pedal powered makerspace using a bicycle and a trailer.


We were struck by how much people on Facebook and Twitter loved the idea of a MakerBike. With this in mind we started looking at different tutorials and ideas for maker-related bike projects. Below you’ll find a short list of great maker bike projects that you could complete in a weekend.

If you built a MakerBike how would you design it. After all we have a couple of old bikes laying around and the summer is coming up – who knows, the MakerBike might eventually become a reality…

DIY Bike Trailer Using a Plastic Bin

How to Make Bike Rim Lights

How to Make a USB Bike-Powered Cellphone Charger

How to Hack a Shopping Cart and Bicycle Together

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Bike

How to Build a Bike Stereo 

How to Build a Cargo Bike

If you have any cool MakerBike ideas, please share them with us.

If you liked this article, why not follow the MakerBus on twitter (@DHMakerBus) or like us on Facebook (/dhmakerbus)? We post some of the most creative maker projects found on the web every day. If you #getonthebus, we promise a fun ride!

-The MakerBus team

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