How to Rig a Drill to Power a Bike in 5 Minutes

Once you have all of the tools and parts gathered, assembly takes only a few minutes. Instructables member ride_on_toy_dude is only 15, but is already showing promise as an engineer. He used a cordless drill as a motor on an old bike. It was a quick and simple project.

Did I say that it was elegant? No, just quick and simple. Hence the zip ties. He modified a bicycle hand brake to serve as the throttle control. The textured casing of the chuck (if I understand it correctly) rubs against the rear tire, providing locomotion.


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Here it is in action!

-via Hack a Day


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