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05 May 2010, 01:14 AM
( more things change the more they stay the same, especially to a child's minds eye. This is the Tri-3000Z, a child's tricycle that can be ridden by traditional pedaling, but with a flip of a switch can be powered by a very advanced mainspring motor coupled to a transmission (a wind up tricycle if you will) in the front wheel assembly. With just ten rotations of the pedals the rider can store up enough energy to ride up to 100 yards at a maximum speed of 10 m.p.h. Once wound the tricycle is controlled by the steering column, pushing the column forward and pulling back gives forward and reverse movement respectively, turning the column left or right on the Z-axis directs the tricycle in either mode. Regards,Dreif

06 June 2010, 04:38 AM
I love this! This was what I wanted to do. I didn't submit anything but have been watching the competition since the beginning, and thinking through concepts of my own. I really wanted to do a vehicle that was pedal/power, a futuristic meshing of a scooter and a bicycle if you will. I never got around to actually doing anything but it is so funny and cool that you did. I'm so glad that at lest someone is addressing the future need for vehicles that we ourselves power. Good luck in the competition!

06 June 2010, 02:18 AM
Hey thanks for the very kind words Twistedoldloony! :-) Regards, Dreif

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