Introducing: My Technomadism Hacks

robo | 06:28 PM

I haven't been posting much, but I have been researching, developing, rapid prototyping, and hacking. I'm applying my love of desert camping, travel, wearable technology, and embedded computing to my urban flagship; a duosport motorcycle. Here's a first look:

This photo shows items I transformed into a top case and a tank bag.

While commuting, the top case can hold gear from errands. While touring, it can carry as much gas a my tank holds plus water. I can remove it anytime. This allows off-roading without extra fuel sloshing around in an enlarged tank. It is made from an LP case, and stability tests will determine if it's indeed more versatile than a top case and replacement gas tank; easily at a savings of at least $200.

The tank bag is made from a folding map case, magnets, and wiring. It's appropriate that it holds my phone with GPS, a non-networked highway infrastructure computer, compass and pencil pack, map, and a solar battery charger for my bike and auuxilliary device battery. I'm sure it'll still also hold an actual paper map or two. I can't find many tank bags with top map pockets that will fit my sloped gas tank. So, I made a form-fitting one that mostly multplies the functionality of the feature I wanted most anyway; a large map pocket.


What do you mean by "non-networked highway infrastructure computer?"

Posted by: Jay Dugger at March 19, 2008 01:34 PM

Thanks for asking. I meant a "Talking Road Whiz".
I will hack the speaker for output to my personal audio system.

Posted by: RoBo at March 19, 2008 02:29 PM

The case is highway stable and I'm using a ratchet tie-down instead of bunjees so it's tight.

Posted by: RoBo at March 25, 2008 03:53 PM

You're such a nerd......
'pencil pack'.


Posted by: Fondue at May 10, 2008 08:46 PM

Hello! Very nice solution. I have Kawasaki KSR mini-motard and hard thinking, how to combine passenger seat and luggage rack...

Posted by: samlowry at August 6, 2008 07:53 AM

interesting post.hope that you would post more interesting topics on your blog. You inspire me in the way you use your blog to share informations to others
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