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Amazing Record-Playing Bicycle Blasts Music as You Pedal

Posted By Helen Morgan On October 22, 2011 @ 10:05 am In carousel showcase,green gadgets,Green Transportation | No Comments

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The collaborative team consists of Merel Slootheer, Liat Azulay and Pieter Frank de Jong. Working together they dreamt up a way to combine their skills in graphics, illustration and industrial design into a brilliant record-playing bike. The team began with a thirty year old Alpina bike [4], which they upgraded with parts salvaged from dissected vertical record players. They sought to keep the design as low-tech as possible – the only outside energy source is a nine volt battery that power the amplifier.

The tempo of the music varies according to how fast you pedal, so different styles of music are better suited to different speeds – ballads are about 60 BPM, disco is around 120 BPM, and house music ranges from 170-300 BPM.

Feats is the first prototype built by the trio, but they are expanding and hope to go global with a bike in every city. The bike takes musical machinery to a whole new level, and we can’t wait to see how the project develops.

+ Feats Per Minute [3]

Via ItsNiceThat [5]

Images courtesy of Feats Per Minute


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[3] record-playing bicycle: http://www.featsperminute.com

[4] Alpina bike: http://www.alpinabike.com/

[5] ItsNiceThat: http://www.itsnicethat.com/

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