The parts before
The solar panel from Century Supply
The bicycle stripped
The scooter stripped
Test fitting the bicycle side view
Test fitting the bicycle rear view
Motor mounted full view
Motor mounted rear view
Motor mounted close up
test arrangement bottom
test arrangement front
test arrangement top
test arrangement rear
Chassis assembled left view
Chassis assembled right view
Seat post mounted and battery placement front view
Seat post mounted and battery placement side view
I have taken bicycling as a new hobby and wanted to combine my older hobby of camping. Also thesuntrip.org was also an inspiration, although their trailers are not powered and are not campers.
What it does
It is a bicycle camper that cancels its heaviness by providing electrical assist up hills with solar charging.
How I built it- WIP
- Started by stripping bicycle.
- Test fitted stripped bicycle.
- Stripped scooter.
- Tested batteries and motors.
- Found mounting screws for motor.
- Measuring bicycle and motor for bracket.
- Mount motor.
- Test fitted bicycle with pallets and measured locations.
- Cut and mounted vertical supports.
- Test fitted padding.
- Mounted seat post to chassis.
- Test fitted batteries and controller.
Challenges I knew about
- Fitting motor to bicycle frame
- Fitting bicycle to camper
- hitch design
- popup connections
Challenges I ran into
- details, the devil is in the details
- sleep depravity makes the above challenge hellish and uncomfortable using power tools
- using devpost and other things with the above condition
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
none as of this edit
What I learned
the concept is easy, the execution is not
What's next for Solar Push Camper
I am planning to build a unit that can be tested in the field.