Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Electronics on an OBike

A year or two ago Melbourne had a dockless bike share scheme. A foreign company dumped hundreds of bikes on our streets and tried to charge people to use them through their app. It didn't work; anyone who seriously wants to cycle has their own bike, we have mandatory helmet laws and, as far as traffic and cycling conditions go, we're no Amsterdam. 

The company went bust and the bikes had no owner. Those that didn't end up in the river ended up in private hands. This is how I came to acquire mine. 

The only problem was hacking off the electronic locking system so the bike could be ridden. That wasn't too hard.  Anyway if you enjoy electronic tinkering you might enjoy what I found on my OBike in these videos.  

PS: Heard about my new book? It's Australia's own amateur radio handbook. Available in both electronic and paperback form, you can find out more here

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