The aluminum rods used in the project. They measure 1.5″ x 1.5″ x 6′ (inner wall thickness 1/8″).
The packets of styrofoam and the bicycle that was taken apart for this project.
The T-frame with the wheels attached.
T-frame, wheels, and pedals attached.
Joint where back wheel forks are attached to the T-frame. The one bolt pictured here prevents the back wheels from turning.
This is the joint that makes the T-frame, which connects the three wheels together. Also pictured underneath is the zinc-plated metal and bolts used to make the box frame that holds the styrofoam in place.
The top tube of the bicycle is inserted into the long end of the T-frame and then bolts are placed so that the top tube does not twist while inside the T-frame.
This picture shows the combination of two chains needed to achieve the desired chain length.
The aluminum bar at an angle is the steering mechanism. When the bar is placed in the metal channel it prevents the front wheel from turning and the vehicle goes straight.
When the aluminum bar is lifted up and out of the metal channel it can be turned allowing the bike to turn whichever way it is pushed.
The lighter duct tape was used to join the individual sheets of styrofoam into one large chunk of styrofoam. The darker duct tape was used to secure the large chunk of styrofoam to the box frame.
The seat is mounted with three bolts. Two of them go through a small cross bar that sits on top of the long end of the T-frame. The third is attached in the front of the chair directly to the T-frame.
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