Creating a city interacting cooperative for sharing cargo bikes, trailers and freakbikes.

I made a short video in preparation to the make sense hold up I can hopefully join at the Grünhof Freiburg at the 03. 02. 15 at 18:30. For me its realy challenging to find the right words within 3 minutes. Crazy stuff. I hope some people can enjoy and follow a bit what I am telling.

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sawing table for more precised metal sawing

Its one think to cut one piece of steel precise. Its another think to cut the same length more than one time. Cause it realy speeds you up in cutting and make your work much more professional everybody who is doing something in steel should have such a table. Its foldable and takes not much space and with the end stop it realy makes the different in creating steeltubes from the same length. Enjoy sawing. ;-)

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Carlong “Powline” – a cargo bike concept from Carla Cargo for sharing

Such a pitty that the mission of this bike is to be shared cause it realy drives so great. I would be realy happy to own one. Well when I have time and some money earned one day I will built me a new bike but of course with engine support. So up to that point the old bike must still make some kilometers.

Generally I am realy proud to present you the beta prototyp of the Carla Cargo Carlong Long John Bike. Its steel made and uses recyceld frame parts. The frame is around 15kg light and cause of steel real robust and stable. The frame was built with the focus of creating a real Sharing Long John Bike Concept. A lot of features I could not follow up cause I went out of money. The bike from now hopefully will help me to go on that step.

Regards and happy new year.

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Table Saw Ikea Hack

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That was a real fast and amazing hack. I wanted to create me a easy to use table saw and was finally locking for a box which reduce the noise of the saw. I did take a Ikea Samla Box 24l. I did long times the saw not use because it is so annyoing noisy. With the box I could minimize the loudness of the saw so much that you do not need ear plugs anymore. And by the way it brought so many cool features with it that I have to post some pictures here. The box collectes the sawdust. Cause it is transparent you can see when the box is full and from time to time you have to unscrew the box and make it empty. Originally I wanted to mount the wood with clamps to the table but with the box I can just put it on the table for small pieces. It saved me real 50 EUR I guess and brought the moreless not used saw into working conditions back.

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First think – No first aid!

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Repair Carl (mobil repair station trailer) Webinar 19.12.14 18:00 MESZ

I was also participating on creating the local repair cafe initiativ in Freiburg. So actually we found a room and the group consisting of repair enthusiasts is stable. Every last Saturday in month we are open to repair stuff the people bringt ot us from 14:00 to 17:00 o’clock. I realy like the location it is in a elderly dorm where all these old people sitting in the background watching us repairing stuff which is most of the time younger then they are. Its realy crazy and gives the room a real special spirit.

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Well I just wanted originally to mention that we get funded from anstiftung for the Repair Carl Project. Repair Carl is the Vision of a mobil repair station bike trailer which we are now planning to start. For that and to get as much response as possible in the beginning of our project we organized a webinar with anstiftung to realy get out the needs for that. So I welcome any part of people which are interested in Repair Carl to join our webinar at 19th of December at 18 o’clock (MESZ). The plans for Repair Carl will be open source hardware and hopefully a lot of repair cafes fall in love with this smart idea.

cu online

mabe

 

 

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Carla Cargo bike trailer presentation

On Monday (08.12.14) I did hold a presentation with a review and an outlook of the carla cargo project in front of students from the class renewable energy management at Uni Freiburg. That was realy intersting to see the project from other perspectives espacially with international background. Also for international folks its possible now to get a clear status of our project where we are and where we maybe wanna go. Just watch the youtube link.

cheers

mabe

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carla cargo prototyp first test drive

As I said. A lot of thinks happening around me. So we did bring our carla cargo prototyp to a stable beta version. That means there still a lot of little bugs or nice to have ideas but well this prototyp is moreless a stable workable version. I did cut a litte video from the first ride so enjoy and hopefully it will be seen now a lot of times in Freiburg.


 

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Video from the Elevator Pitch BW in Freiburg about the Carla Cargo Projekt

Hi folks. Here is the Elevator Pitch Talk from Freiburg where our Project Carla Cargo did participate. We did win the second price and also got a wildcard to battle again with a chance to get glory and 3000 euros in cash. Well it was definitly my first chance to convince so many people in one room about the carla cargo idea. I will try to give my best on the next battle to bring the idea forward.

 

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I am back…

…whu well I dont know how much times I did say this on this page. So I was never away I would definitly say. The thinks which are going on actually brought me back to my old and dusty blog here. Well I wanna try to publish here more of the actuall stuff I am doing & building. It will be a chance for you to interact on certain points with me and helps me of course not to get lost trough all this projects. So enjoy the show.

mabe

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