To stave off the cold and boredom of waiting at the train station, Dutch design student George Barratt-Jones made a pedal-powered knitting machine that can whip up a neck scarf in five minutes flat. He writes, "[It] gets you warm by moving, you are making something while you wait and in the end you are left with a free scarf! That you can decide to keep yourself or give to someone who needs it more."
Check out his design notes and photos here:
Cyclo Knitter by George Barratt-Jones
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The Schwinn Classic Cruiser may well be the coolest indoor fitness bike out there. It's not only snazzy to look at but it's also Bluetooth-enabled.
For $799, you get the retro red stationary bike along with an app that allows you to "ride through a 1950’s town while delivering newspapers & avoiding obstacles." For another $99, you get the accessory kit which includes: a "'Cruisin' license plate, Schwinntastic red and white streamers, retro bike horn, water bottle and mountable water bottle holder."
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I decided I needed to start exercising again, and spinning--cycling on a stationary bike--is the best choice for me. Peloton looked awesome, but too expensive. I figured out a way to enjoy the features of Peloton I care about, without spending the big bucks. Here's how you can do it, too. Read the rest