Found this little gem on Rochester's Tech blog http://www.tomstechblog.com/post/Amateur-analysis-from-supposed-experts.aspx
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Last week we talked about making a standard DVD player into a magic box that will play everything from vintage Mexican 78rpm Mariachi records to warped 12” Panasonic Laserdiscs to 8-tracks. That was easy. Today we're going to talk about turning your bicycle into a robot bicycle! All you'll need is a bike and some scotch tape.
First you take your bike apart and make a robot out of the spare parts. I know how to do this because I did it in England, twice!. I'm also a media technology graduate and have a bike that I've named Benjamin so I've definitely got a leg up on you there. The hardest part will be building the gyro-slant balancing unit. I used my front fender, a rear reflector and part of the chain to make mine. It worked perfectly – just like it did back in England where it's legal for me to work. You might want to get one of these if you're not a technology graduate like me. http://www.robotshop.ca/arduino-lilypad-accelerometer.html
Step one.... locate your bike. Here it is!
Step two.... take it apart
Step three...rebuild it to look like this - a proper UK robot bike!
(Alternate Step three..... or this!)
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