Camp 2007 - 1.01

Chaos Communication Camp 2007
To infinity and beyond

Gismo C.
Day 2
Room Shelter Foo
Start time 11:00
Duration 01:00
ID 2011
Event type Lecture
Track Science
Language English

21st Century digital Bikes

No Gas, No Fee or Tax, No Driver License, what's possible with electronic powerd Vehicles today and in the neat Future.

This talk will present the actual Situation of modern digital controlled Bike and Vehicle Motors. The technology of pulse width modulation is wide spread and simple today, but its a hard and slow path to bring them on the Streets for day to day use.

The lean development on the side of the Mass Industries, and the groundbreaking new devices that are build in small Garages and Factory's all over the world are the topic. Also there are some field reports from Drivers experience, the legal Situation in Germany/EU and a whole bunch of News for Nerds who want to move away from Gas.

The development of alternative electronic Vehicles is traditionally very slow and on a small border of the gigantic classic automotive market in the world. Bikes with an electronic support Motor are available for nearly 30 Years now, but where are they on the Streets, and why are this first approaches not ready for the Mass? Since a few years there is an ongoing development for modern digital Controlled Motors, more feature-rich and hackable than the classic Brush Motor concept.

Based on this and the Motors controlled by a Microprocessor I want to introduce the audience to this new driving Systems. Basically the Talk will split into 5 Parts:

  1. The PWM Motor System in general

    I'll talk about the differences between the old Brush Motors and modern PWM Hub-Motors with a permanent magnetic Ring.

  2. PWM used for Bicycles.

    Just the Motor won't bring you further. What happens if you want to use a PWM an a Bicycle? What is necessary to get things rolling.

  3. Hackability of PWM Controlled Vehicle.

    It has a digital controlled System, well, no question, there are more than 3000 People on the field who understand what that means.

  4. The legal Situation in Germany an Europe.

    But well, there is always a withdraw. Powered Wheels, even with electric current and not Gas are powered Wheels, and thus almost everywhere on the Planet under one or more regulation. So lets see what is possible. Especially in the Public Area.

  5. My Filed Experience and what I've done so far.

    I'm a full time E-Biker for nearly a Year now. I did not drove a Car since 2005 for myself, so here is my story.

A demonstration Device and some Vehicles will be available at the Camp Side. Hackers related to such activity are welcome to contact me before or on the Camp, bring your Hardware!

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