Let’s face it, sometimes trains get delayed (or you’re very punctual), and what better way to spend an extra 5-minutes or more than by getting some exercise as well as a free scarf while doing so? Meet the Cyclo Knitter by design student George Barratt-Jones. “Imagine Its the midst of winter. You are cold and bored waiting for your train at the station. This pedal powered machine gets you warm by moving, you are making something while you wait and in the end you are left with a free scarf! That you can decide to keep yourself or give to someone who needs it more,” said Jones. Continue reading for a video of it in-action, more pictures and information.
“Started with an assignment to make something with a weaving technique for the Design Academy Eindhoven. I like making projects that are useful and make people smile. So I decided on making waiting for your train in the winter more enjoyable. Gears in place and connected to the bike. I used old bike inner tubes as drive belts. Great success! Made over 30 scarfs in 2 hours. And hopefully brightened up some people’s days,” adds Jones.