January 25th, 2013 by admin
The first run of version 2.0 joysticks are out in the wild. The joystick is constructed from a solid block of black delrin plastic for the body with a 300 series stainless steel joystick. This should have a longer useful life than a plastic joystick while still being MRI safe. Also, the formerly external centering spring is now hidden inside the assembly. The buttons no longer protrude above the surface and the lack of sharp edges mean more comfort for the subject. The joystick has a very solid feel and is just… beautiful.
The dimensions are approximately the same as the prior version. We are currently working on several internal enhancements to speed up production of these joysticks and expect a second batch to be ready by March.
August 14th, 2012 by admin
The past two months have been packed with activity as we prepare to start shipping a new fMRI compatible joystick. The redesigned joystick will improve subject comfort and the fit and finish of the joystick. It also transitions away from some parts which were no longer available or difficult to locate. The first batch of these will be available at the end of August and half have already been spoken for. Attached is a CAD drawings of the new design.
November 2nd, 2010 by peter
August 7th, 2010 by peter
We are proud to release a video about the folding bicycle prototype I’ve been riding this past year. It’s been by far the best bike yet. Not only does it have ridiculous amounts of power, but the weight is finally below that magic threshold where it get too difficult to lift– roughly 45lbs. It was ridden through San Jose’s Indian summer heat and the pouring rain of winter without a single hiccup (hint: the electronics are wrapped with rubber).
We’re looking at building the next iteration, where we’d like to tame the top speed but improve hill climbing performance, a handy feature in San Francisco. Stay tuned!
Without further ado, here is the video (you can also watch it directly at Youtube here in full 1080p HD):
We had a lot of fun filming this video and spent many hours editing. Thanks to Mike Steczo also for the sound track! Also dear readers, note the homage to Jeremy Clarkson near the beginning…
August 7th, 2010 by peter
For a “progressive” city, San Francisco’s bike infrastructure isn’t much to talk about. I hadn’t even realized bike lanes had been held up in court for years now. Well, not anymore. Read more at SFGate.
March 23rd, 2010 by peter
The Maker Faire Bay Area 2010 is exactly two months from today. Exhibitor applications opened up a couple of weeks ago but we wanted to get it done in style so it took a little while to put the entry together, but the submission went in today. Apparently, we’ll hear back April 7th whether we’re in– stay tuned. (UPDATE: the application was accepted!)
This year, it’s going to be a trip to the future with a retro twist. Check out the video!
August 19th, 2009 by peter
HybridMojo displayed the tandem electric bike, Electro Ball pedal generator test of strength, and the electric vehicle educational display at the second annual Take Flight for Kids event at San Jose’s Reid Hillview Airport. It was a particularly hot day in San Jose but we enjoyed the company of the presenters around us and especially had fun at the miniature robot combat booth.
May 4th, 2009 by peter
HybridMojo has entered the California CleanTech Open competition in the transportation category. The team currently consists of Peter Vieth and Louie Gasparini. In the week ahead we’ll be finalizing our Executive Summary and completing the paperwork while also preparing for the other events coming up this month. More on that later.