An electric tandem Bicycle partner


Joules exists because designing and making things is fun.

Joules came from a challenge to build an electric tandem  bicycle powered by actually pushing the pedals like a person.  Fun kinetic design was part of the intent, practicality was not. 

Riding with Joules is a reminder that engineering and craftsmanship can be joyful pursuits.  Engineering and art need not be separate.

I hope that Joules can remind kids that creating real things is great way to spend time, and perhaps a career.

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Joules sits on the back of a tandem bicycle and does all of the pedaling for both of us. 

A fun part of making Joules was creating a mechanism that mimics human pedaling. The kinetics of it turned out to be interesting to watch.