Here is news of an exciting new open source DIY ebike project that launched today on Kickstarter. The project offers an innovative new idea, in which an inventor offers to share his ideas with other people. If you are an electronics and cycling enthusiast, this one is for you. The man behind this project is Jon Cosgrove from Sunnyvale California. You can find his OS eBike Kickstarter here. In this video, he explains the concept of his open source ebike project:
Details about the OS eBike Kickstarter
Today the OS ebike Kickstarter campaign went live. The project offers a guide for making a lightweight eBike design built with open source hardware and software that backers can assemble and customize themselves. It is aimed at electronics, hobby, and cycling enthusiasts. It’s a great project to learn about electric vehicles and build a useful product that helps you get around town.
Starting at just $30, early bird backers of the project can get access to detailed guides and tutorials for all stages of construction and integration, as well as community support via a project site and forum. The project aims to raise $6,000 to support the creation of guides and tutorials and provide a solid community of support around the design.
Specs of the OS eBike
- 250W rear geared hub motor
- Samsung 18650 cell battery pack
- Open source VESC motor controller
- Customizable OLED display
- Guides and tutorials to help backers build and customize their own electric bicycle
The project is live now on Kickstarter. Twenty early bird backers get full project access for only $30.
About the creator of the OS eBike Project
OS eBike is a project from Jon Cosgrove, a bike commuter, eBike enthusiast, and tinkerer living in Sunnyvale California. This is his first Kickstarter campaign, second eBike design, and only the most recent in a long list of projects.
Find out many more detail about this OS ebike Kickstarter campaign here.
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