交通工具设计 (AUTO20)

以前都是想学汽车设计, 后来发现, 做来做去都是废柴.

现在发现, 有些交通工具的产品是可以做得这么漂亮. 很漂亮的颜色, 很流线的金属造型. 很有感觉的一些产品.

因此, 就像小家电, 交通工具的范围其实很广, 门栏很低,  自己动手在家里都可以随便搞定两个模型.  有意思的方向.

第一个是学生的毕业设计, 以前放过了. 第二个是个小车, 也不知道名字, 小巧, 色彩靓丽, 曲线优美, 呵呵. 有感觉么?

http://vimeo.com/6255436

cart 19 – 很帅的把手

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可旋转的把手, 可直接接在任何单车座椅下的那个轴上. 不用的时候可以旋转折叠然受使用另外一个把手.
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包也是一个很不错的设计, 可以背着, 向上的开口可以任何易碎的物品. 同时折叠trailer以后也可以带着走, 比如进电梯.

1. flicker 照片集

Travoy with Bike

2. Youtube demo

3. 官方网站http://www.burley.com/products/cargo-utilities/travoy.cfm

cart 18 – DIY便携式trolley

又是一个JDA的项目, 做得真的很不错, 我感觉解决了无车一族的一些问题. JDA项目的模型也做得非常好, 必须的.

这个概念主要针对携带大的笨重物品的问题, 因此解决方法是通过加一个把手和两个便携的轮子使得整个产品变成一个小拖车. 而加上去的方式是通过上面预带的胶带, 撕去即可. 3个很简单硬直做得小东西, 就解决了这么一个大问题.

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cart 16 – free4 wheelchair

一个很创新同时造型很帅的轮椅车, 有两种不同的使用方式, 还可以完全折叠. 是一个JDA的项目.

英文链接 http://www.thedesignblog.org/entry/free4-concept-wheelchair-offers-greater-mobility-to-the-handicapped/

大图片链接from JDA   http://www.jamesdysonaward.org/Projects/Project.aspx?ID=1589&RegionId=0&Winindex=0

cart 15 – mountain bicycle design

http://www.bike-trend.com/

单车在中国人眼里就一直是cheap的标志, 现在都开车了, 骑单车反而危险了.

最近项目的需要, 发现单车是能做得如此的高档的. 因此观念全部变了. 然后, 想要改变更多人的观念, 需要一个长期的过程. 这个市场也很难在国内形成.

下面是自选的一些比较帅的单车.

中国青少年想象力世界倒数第一(调研的21个国家中), 备忘一下.

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cart 14 – 十个最帅的以碳纤维为材料的单车设计

For the adventurous types, bicycles that do not stand the test of time are nothing but an annual expenditure. Even strong steel frames do not do the job for them as they choose terrains, where even an SUV gives up. Being a composite material, carbon fiber makes for the strongest bicycles frame in the market. Though, the carbon fiber bicycles are very expensive, it’s worth it in the long run, for carbon bicycle frames can withstand immense force from pedaling and are virtually indestructible. Have a look at some of the robust bikes made in carbon fiber.

DH Bike

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Featuring the frame finished with aluminum and carbon fiber with a PC plastic body, designer Morteza Faghihi has popped up with a bike concept dubbed “DH Bike” that not just boasts a stylish and durable design but also meets the standard of UCI (Union Cycling International) and JIS dimension for size 26. Especially designed for DH racing, the futuristic bike touts better controls and more flexible suspension system. Read more

Chris Boardman’s solar-powered bicycle

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Loaded with modern technology, Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman’s new concept of the futuristic bicycle fulfills all that you ever longed for in your bike. The creation offers you safe parking with its computerized locking system, so only your fingerprints can unlock it. This hi-tech design also lets you know the amount of calories you lose while pedaling, on a mini screen embedded on its saddle. The strong and lightweight dream bicycle is made up of carbon fiber and incorporates puncture-proof tires. Read more

Nomad-c bike

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Swapping aluminum with carbon fiber, here is bike from Santa Cruz that is not only lightweight and easy to ride, but thanks to carbon fiber frame ensures durability as well. Dubbed the “Carbon Fiber Nomad-c,” the new bike reduces about 1.25 pounds, so you could even have an effortless ride on an uphill road. Read more

Lexus hybrid bicycle

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Set to be display as part of its sponsorship of the Great British Bike Ride, Japanese automaker Lexus has come up with a new hybrid bicycle concept that other than pedaling runs on a 240-watt electric motor powered by a 25.9-volt lithium battery pack, allowing a power ride without incorporating the engine. Read more

Delta7 Ascend

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For the adventurous types, bicycles that do not stand the test of time are nothing but an annual expenditure. Even strong steel frames do not do the job for them as they choose terrains, where even an SUV gives up. The kind of ascendancy they target can only be trounced on Delta7’s latest offering, the Ascend bike. What makes it tougher than all others on display is the carbon-fiber usage which makes it ten times stronger than a conventional steel frame. Read more

Nishiki concept bike

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The Nishiki Urban Commute Concept by industrial designer Fredrik Rudenstam is a bike for the talented rider who wants bicycles to have all those features currently available in motorcycles. The carbon fiber concept bicycle is equipped with a lithium-ion battery to ease uphill rides. Read more

Urban Street Concept Bike

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It is a collapsible bicycle by Cube called the Urban Street Concept Bike (USC). A student at the University Coburg/Germany, Gregor Dauth, designed the USC. Dauth based the idea of the USC off the Swiss Army Knife. There is a central hub located just behind the handlebars, which the bike collapses around, folding small enough to fit in the truck of a Smart car in just a few steps. Read more

BERU Factor 001

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The product of British engineering firm BERU F1 Systems, the Factor 001 very well might be the pinnacle of road bikes. Without having to comply to the regulations of any particular cycling series, BERU was able to start from scratch and design the bike the way they best saw fit. Read more

The B1K Concept

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Peugeot design team tossed up a new concept called the B1K. Featuring a radical design, the futuristic bike touts the carbon fiber construction, together with chainless drivetrain. Read more

The CY-SPK227

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The CY-SPK227 is the world’s first electric bike with a carbon fiber frame. Targeting sports fanatics, the bike weighs 19.5kg and is 1,830mm long. Charge the 25.2V/5.7Ah lithium-ion battery for 3.5 hours, and the bike will let you drive for about 100km. Read more

cart 12 – 10 Brilliant Redesigns for the Bicycle / 10个关于单车的重新设计[popular mechanics]

10 Brilliant Redesigns for the Bicycle

The bicycle is the near-perfect vehicle, but that doesn’t stop people from (brilliantly) messing with the design to increase speed, comfort or desirability to commuters. Here are 10 innovative variations on the bike.

Varna Tempest

After moving to Toronto from Belgrade in the 1970s, sculptor Georgi Georgiev found inspiration in a Popular Mechanics article he read about the Human-Powered Speed Championship, a competition that pitted the fastest pedal-powered vehicles against each other. Since then he’s been trying to design his own version, taking cues from the world around him to shape the aerodynamic carbon fiber and Kevlar shell built around a low-profile recumbent bicycle. “I looked at nature and the shapes of the things that moved efficiently through fluids, air or water, with a dolphin being a good example,” he says.

Each year Georgiev takes the latest version of his Varna human-powered vehicle to Nevada, where Canadian cyclist Sam Whittingham squeezes himself into the shell to make an attempt on the speed record. In September, Whittingham broke his own mark, pedaling the Varna Tempest to a top speed of 82.819 mph. Underscoring the effectiveness of his aerodynamic bicycle design, Georgiev says, “we’re using a half horsepower to move over 80 mph.”

AutoVelo

An Excellence Award winner at 2010 International Bicycle Design Competition, the AutoVelo, created by SpeedStudio Design’s founder, Erik Stoddard, is a hybrid electric recumbent bicycle that’s more upright than traditional versions to mimic the seated position in a car. “Most recumbent bikes sit lower to the ground, but the AutoVelo is actually modeled off the seating position of a small SUV so you’re a little higher off the ground, so you can see in traffic and you can be seen,” Stoddard says. “It’s designed for people who like to drive but want the ease of use in a crowded urban environment.”

In another tweak to the recumbent, Stoddard designed the pedals to power the front wheel instead of the rear; however, there is a motor that turns the back tire. He also shortened the traditional recumbent’s wheel base to increase the bike’s maneuverability, making it easier to direct through city traffic.

ElliptiGo

Most cyclists and gym-equipment enthusiasts would ask why anyone would ever want to combine a bicycle with an elliptical machine. Engineer and ultramarathoner Brent Teal’s answer may not satisfy the diehards, but he can tell you just how to do it. After a year spent building five prototypes out of off-the-shelf steel tubing, abandoned bike parts and skateboard decks, and riding thousands of test miles on these DIY bike mashups, Teal built ElliptiGo, the first ever bike-cum-ellipitcal machine.

One of the most difficult parts of building this bike, which was the brain child of injury-plagued Ironman athlete Bryan Pate, was getting the long stride length, Teal says. To extend the frame and create an adjustable platform, Teal designed a long span in the middle of the bike that was light and rigid. Crank arms attached to this platform are made from 7000-series aluminum, and to keep it light, the platforms that hold bikers are made of carbon fiber. The ElliptiGo stride length is adjustable from 18 to 25.5 inches so it can accommodate different rider sizes and preferences.

One thing can be said about the ride: The bike moves like nothing else on the road. It’s surprisingly agile when taking turns, and smooth when accelerating. While standing and biking is at first awkward, it gives the rider better vision, although it’s not made for mobile efficiency—a strenuous workout is a given. The ElliptiGo will be for sale in July 2010 for about $2200. -Tyghe Trimble

Lexus Hybrid Bicycle Concept

At the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota’s Lexus brand unveiled this Hybrid Bike prototype, complete with a 240-watt motor powered by a 25.9-volt lithium-ion battery. The bike has the ability to recapture kinetic energy to recharge its battery when the brakes are applied, a common feature in most hybrid vehicles, but certainly rare in bicycles. But to Stoddard it’s a bit of an oddity for an electric hybrid bicycle, which he says usually focus more on comfort. “It’s a beautiful design, but it [has] a very aggressive riding position more typical to a racing bike,” says Stoddard. “That’s counterintuitive to what an electric bicycle is offering, which is an easier riding experience.”

Mini-Penny

From the California-based tinkering collective Krank-Boom-Clank, the makers of the Hennepin Crawler who purport to create “kinetic conveyances of whimsy,” comes the Mini-Penny, a small-scale version of the old-timey penny farthing bicycle. Invented in 1870, the original penny farthing came into vogue because in the days before chain-driven bicycles, its trademark large front wheel, which had pedals attached directly to the hub, multiplied the pedal power of cyclists more effectively than previous bikes. However, the penny farthing’s popularity lasted only about 20 years, until the advent of the safety bicycle. This new model featured a chain and sprockets that allowed for speed equal to the penny farthing, but with smaller wheels that made it safer to ride.

Krank-Boom-Clank has reimagined the 19th-century bicycle with their miniature version. Made from salvaged parts from conventional bicycles as well as a fixed-crank unicycle hub that comprises the front wheel, Mini Pennies “are designed for balance, and can be ridden well slower than a walking pace,” says Cliff Hill, the bike’s builder. Hill adds that the art collective plan to build more of the bikes to supply the public with a “gaggle of miniature Penny Farthings for leisurely mayhem.”

Collapsible Bike Concept by Blair Hasty

A finalist in the 2004 International Bicycle Design Competition, Blair Hasty crafted his bike to take the pressure off of a rider’s back by seating them in a prone position. “In traditional bike designs, the rider’s feet are underneath them causing their torso to hunch forward in order to reach the handles; this results in unnecessary strain on the lower back, arms and buttocks, not to mention poor aerodynamics,” he says. To allow for this prone position, Hasty moved the pedals out from under the writer moving them to the back tire. Additionally, because he designed the entire bike folds down to make it easier to use as a commuter bike.

Recumbent Bicycle

Invented in the late 1800s, the recumbent bicycle maintained a reputation as a bicycle built for comfort instead of speed until the 1930s, when French inventor Charles Mochet’s version began to win races and claim speed records against traditional upright bicycles. Mochet’s recumbent gave cyclists a more aerodynamic position, moving them closer to the ground, with the seat back allowing the riders to recline. However, amid protests from riders and manufacturers of conventional bikes against a recumbent holding cycling records, the sport’s governing body, Union Cycliste Internationale, banned the design, forever ruling it out of events like the Tour de France. However, the recumbent bike remains popular with riders who want to trade the old-fashioned saddle for a seat that better supports their back, and among those chasing human-powered vehicle speed records.

VW Electric Bicycle Concept

This all-electric bicycle from Volkswagen has about a 12-mile range on a single charge. The German automaker unveiled the bike at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show and showed that it could fold up small enough to fit into a car’s spare tire well. “I thought it was really interesting that a car company thought of this idea to combine two modes of transportation,” Stoddard says. “In many urban areas, driving is prohibitive when it comes to parking and congestion fees, so this creates a scenario where you park your car outside of the city and have this electric bike take you the rest of the way.”

HMK 561

Berlin-based designer Ralf Kittman’s built his bike with carbon fiber, which does more than give it a strong lightweight frame. Carbon fiber’s conductivity and “special layer structure make it possible for the energy from driving to be stored directly in the frame,” Kittman says. That energy powers motors in both the front and rear wheels, which are split so that they’re bisected by swing arms that connect to the wheel hubs. Much like the Lexus Hybrid Bike Concept, the HMK 561 can regain energy when it brakes. Kittman began designing the bike in 2007 and has built a prototype, but has yet to finalize the design so it could go into production.

Strida Bicycle

Created by British designer Mark Sanders in the early 1980s, the Strida went into production in 1987, changing the classic bicycle shape to accommodate easy collapsibility. Stoddard, who uses a Strida to commute while he does design work in Korea, says that although the bike is slower compared to conventional models, the Strida “accelerates and gets to top speed quickly. It’s also extremely maneuverable because of its short wheelbase and small wheels that turn on a dime.” Stoddard adds that the design causes riders to sit more upright, giving them better visibility in traffic.