The Mobile Fab device is a plastic recycler that, using a series of pumps, tubes and wires, grinds No.5 plastic into a fine powder, which is fed into the 3D printer attached to the front of the bike. Passersby are invited to bring pieces of discarded polypropylene, the only plastic Fabraft can handle for the moment, to their bike. After a couple of hours, processing and printing the material, they’re rewarded with such items as a Fabraft medallion, to be inserted into the spokes of their own bicycles. Best of all, there’s no charge, just plastic.
via Mobile Eco 3D Printing Station – 3D Printing Industry.
Award winning Instructable by bekbek.
Repurposed bike wheels reclaimed from a dump on Orcas Island, riveted together then buried a few inches in a newly terraced garden. Four varieties of apples on one espaliered trunk are lightly wired to the wheels to be trained to grow in a delicious semi-circular formation.
via Training Wheels: Bike wheel trellis with espalier apple tree.
OH DEAR LORD – this is causing deep unbridled pain!!
(All images by Chris Seward (Google Plus), cc-nc-nd-4.0)
According to photographer Chris Seward, this extensive motorcycle graveyard lingered in an abandoned building near the Erie Canal in Western New York, long after the structure itself had been condemned. The owner of the building reportedly died in the 1970s and the bikes – some of them antiques – remained on site until recently, when the place was finally cleared.
via Motorbike Graveyard in Western New York | Urban Ghosts |.
Scottish racing cyclist Graeme Obree has made modifications to his supine recumbent, which is made from recycled materials, in a bid to break the human-powered land speed record. Obree made the bike, which is named Beastie, out of recycled materials in his kitchen.
via Graeme Obree Modifies Recycled Materials Beastie Bike For World Record Attempt | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Domani Developers, the minds behind the shabby-chic aesthetic of much of Frankford Avenue is looking to expand their dominion with two new apartment buildings. Both proposals involve factory conversions, in keeping with the aesthetic and MO laid out by the string of adaptive reuse projects throughout Fishtown. But one of the projects, the conversion of the old REACH factory (located right off of Frankford Avenue,) involves a feature which would be a first for Philly, a bicycle garage.
via Biking Toward Domani-nation: Domani Developers Looks to Expand Their Frankford Ave Adaptive Reuse Empire – Coming Attractions – Curbed Philly.
Vasileios Roumeliotis transformed an old bike tire into this beautiful Wheel Light for Roumelight. This lamp is made from a recycled bicycle wheel set on a black glass surface which acts as a canvas, showcasing the play of light and shadow.
via Vasileios Roumeliotis Transforms an Old Bike Wheel Into a Beautiful LED Lamp | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.