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Introduction to Open Moto X for Drumbeat.org

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  • 1. Open Moto X
    design, build,race 2.0
    Drumbeatpresentation v.01
    PY
    2.6.2010
  • 2. TheMirrorDinghy
    Designed 1962
    Inspiration: Barry Bucknell
  • 3. TheMirrorDinghy
  • 4. TheMirrorDinghy
  • 5. TheMirrorDinghy
    Design refined by dinghy designer Jack Holt
  • 6. TheMirrorDinghy
    At least 90,000 boats built from kits (2006)
    Thousands more "clones" built from plans
    Competitive sport
  • 7. TheMirrorDinghy
    Competitive sport:
    1966
    First Mirror Dinghy European Championship
    40 cars towed their dinghies from the UK to the South of France for a regatta
    Not seek permission from the international Yachting association They did it themselves
    Grassroots, bottom-up sports organization
  • 8. TheMirrorDinghy
    European Championships 2006:
  • 9. TheMirrorDinghy
    Often cited as the reason why Great Britain dominates Olympic Sailing
  • 10. TheMirrorDinghy
    Unique Selling Proposition:
    "Build your own sail boat"
    Requires no special tools or expertise
    Broad, inclusive community
    Boat evolved over time:
    First community prototyped then adopted more modern sail designs,
    latercomposite plastic hulls, kevlar rigging
  • 11. TheMirrorDinghy
    Unique Selling Proposition:
    "Build your own sail boat" Freedom
    Requires no special tools or expertise Participative
    Broad, inclusive community Decentralised
    Boat evolved over time: modern sail designs, composite plastic hulls, kevlar rigging Generative
  • 12. TheMirrorDinghy
    Key lessons:
    Affordable, "good enough" DIY manufacture
    Media sponsor for communications
    Professional brand and marketing
    Community support
    Fun, experimental
    Competitive sport
  • 13. Open Moto X
    DIY spirit in an electric race bike
  • 14. Why a motorcycle?
    Cars are muchtoobigtobuild in a gardenshed, a garageor in a smallworkshop
    Almostimpossibleforanenthusiastor home buildertobuildfromscratch
  • 15. Why a motorcycle?
    • DIY motorcycleculturealreadyexists:
    • 16. Large "motorcycleaccessories" and "tuning" specialistsdesign and sell modular upgrades
    • 17. Tuningcomponents can be "plugged in"
    • 18. Forexample:
    • 19. wheels, tires, suspension, steering,brakes, seats, mufflersand frames
  • Why a motorcycle?
    • Easiertocomplywith safety and type-approvalregulations
  • Whyanelectricmotorcycle?
    ?
  • 20. Electric vs gas
    Much more eco-friendly
    Relatively simple
    Movingparts:
    15 onanelectricBrammoEnertia (including light switches, horn, indicators, on/off buttons, twist grip)
  • 21. Electric vs gas
    Much more eco-friendly
    Relatively simple
    Movingparts:
    15 onanelectricBrammoEnertia
    Lessthanhalfthenumberfoundin theclutch of a gas poweredbike.
  • 22. Electric vs gas
    Much more eco-friendly
    Relatively simple
    DIY buildspossiblewith a vibrant sub-cultureemerging
  • 23. Whyanelectricmotorcycle?
    22.2 million eBikes sold in China in 2009
  • 24. 1895
  • 25. Whyanelectricmotorcycle?
    16 million predicted to be sold in Europe by 2016
  • 26. Whyanelectricmotorcycle?
    "...more than 466 million e-bikes, e-motorcycles, and e-scooters will be sold worldwide during the period from 2010 to 2016."
    Pike Research, cleantech market intelligence. February 2010http://tinyurl.com/emotomarket
  • 27. Whyanelectricmotorcycle?
    466 million potential fans for Electric Motorcycle racing
  • 28. 2010
  • 29. Whyanelectricmotorcycle?
    466 million potential fans for Electric Motorcycle racing
    • Especallyif they have a "local" race team to support
  • Open Moto X
    Project status June 2010
  • Open Moto X
    Project status June 2010
  • Open Moto X
    www.openmotox.org
    paul@openmotox.org

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