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Postby billwest » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:57 am

Have a look here.
Don't ride as if you own the road.......
Ride as if you own the bike!

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Re: Printed bike

Postby BrettZZR » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:13 am

Amazing. I love the tech, don't care much for the bike, but I guess it's a demonstrator for the tech.

It says "embedded electronics". I hadn't thought of that as a thing with 3D printing. Not so great for problem solving, but I guess if it's: cheap enough; plug and play; and fully recyclable then the need for problem solving goes out the window - you just replace that whole sub assembly.

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Re: Printed bike

Postby Mister_T » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:00 pm

A sad sign of the times to come.
Oh dear, the taillight not working? Oh well, replace the frame.

Tech is great for making simple things complicated. A 5W/21W park/brake bulb used to be a simple double filament bulb. If one or both filaments stop working then you just replace the bulb for a few bucks. Now a park/brake bulb can be just a single filament 21W bulb which gets modulated power from a small controller. If the modulator or the body computer fails, you won't be buying either at a general auto parts store. All to save a bit of wiring and a filament in a bulb. [sigh]
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