June 5th, 2009 by admin
HybridMojo was located in Bike Town at the 2009 Maker Faire in San Mateo. Our booth included not only a few electric bicycles, but educational information on sustainability, basic ev components, and how to build bicycles. The carnival themed test of strength pedal generator from the Google I/O Developer conference was back once again, this time with the reliable MY1018 motor.
The fair organizers put an entrance right nearby us, so we got quite a bit of traffic. The upgraded booth probably helped too, as it was more elaborate than any in sight. And amusingly for us, we had debated how to hang our bright orange banner so we clipped it to the ends of two 10 foot sections of EMT. This sign became a meeting place of sorts, with folks on cell phones milling about trying to meet up with friends using the sign as a landmark.
Last year, everyone wanted to know max speed and range so we created information sheets that hung off the bikes. This year, by far the most common questions were whether the bikes have “regen” and why the tandem is powered by Makita batteries– so we’ll be updating the website and information sheets accordingly.
Many thanks to Sherry and Bridgette and the rest of the crew who put the show on. Great time as always. And thanks to our crew– Ben, Sheila, Victor, and Mike!
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San Mateo Expo Center, San Mateo, CAMay 30, 2009