Electric Motorcycle a contest FINALIST!

by admin on March 2, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised today.

I browsed my way over to Instructables.com, only to see that the BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE is a finalist in the SHOPBOT contest!

Even if I don’t win the grand prize, since there’s 20 finalists, and ten second-place prizes, it means I have at least a 50/50 shot at winning a laser-engraved Leatherman! If I won the big prize, that would be fantastic, but I have tough competition! I was sort of rooting for the VW Bunkbed. And it’s going to be tough to beat out the DIY CNC Router! I’m also very impressed with the giant T-Rex and the “Cyclops” nixie-tube clock. Heck, there’s a lot of great projects in this contest, and I have a feeling many of them are going to be my competition to beat in the MAKE IT REAL contest as well!

I guess we’re all winners just for getting nominated!

But I’m pretty sure my motorcycle is still faster than the VW bus bunkbed!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Donnie James March 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm

The router has been overdone. The clock, well, find me someone who does not know what time it is and willing to haul 50 pounds around to find out. Now as for the diy electric bike, this a much worthy and untapped need of our society. I hope you win seeing as your project has the most need to win regardless of the person behind the project.

2 admin March 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Thanks Donnie!

3 dbc1218 March 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Thanks for the mention Ben! I was at the Mother Earth News Fair back in the fall and heard you speak about your electric motorcycle. When I saw your post in the contest I knew there was going to be some good competition. I myself have a Honda CB200 just waiting to be torn apart and converted to electric and know your instructable and some of the others on the site will be the fist place I go for insight. There are definitely some great projects in the Shopbot challenge and I know the judges are going to have a tough time deciding the winner.

4 Uptonb March 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Your motorcycle probably is faster than my VW bus bed, but I bet the bus bed can go much farther. (As far, and wherever a dream can take you.) HeHe. Good luck!

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