As a technomad for the past 15 years, I became known through the 80's for my
17,000-mile adventure aboard BEHEMOTH. In its final incarnation, this computer-laden
recumbent bicycle carried 105 gears, satellite net connection, multi-mode ham station,
navigation tools, heads-up display, handlebar keyboard, pneumatic landing gear, and much
more. The bike is retired now except for accompanying me on occasional speaking tours,
while the new project the Microshipis underway in my Camano Island lab. This
canoe-scale pedal/solar/sail microtrimaran includes a graphic browser-based interface to
embedded control and data collection systems, along with wireless links to
manpacks, and a
fully integrated suite of navigation and weather tools.
The bike will be on stage for this seminar, and slides will be shown of work in
progress on the Microship project. More detailed information may be found at http://www.microship.com/.
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Last updated: December 19, 2000