Just in case you thought getting out from behind that computer screen to hop on your bike
was too boring and low-tech for you, then you may want to talk to Michael Una. This Chicagoan
has just built what he calls the Beat-Bike v.1, a "bicycle-controlled drum machine." He's loaded up this bike
with sensors on the frame, which are activated by turning the front wheel, or, y'know, riding the thing. As Michael writes: "Once activated, they trigger a momentary sounding of a single drum sound- kick drum, snare, tom-tom, and "disco-bleep" from a kids' toy drum machine. As the wheel spins, the sensors are triggered in a sequence which becomes an audible, repeating drum beat." Nope, we can't think of a better way to get our "funky outer-space disco beat" on, either. Now while you're contemplating your weekend plans, go check out the video of the Beat-Bike in action on Michael's site.
[Via MAKE: Blog