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This article was published on January 4, 2011

Brilliant Google Bike lets you cycle the world from home

Brilliant Google Bike lets you cycle the world from home
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Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

Want to cycle anywhere in the world from the comfort of your home? This hacked together “Google Bike” could be just the solution.

With a few common components, you can build the bike that connects to Google Street View, allowing you to virtually cycle wherever you want. The important part is the sensor that detects the rotation of the bike’s tire. This then relays data to your computer via a USB cable.

Full instructions for the project are available on Instructables but if it that all seems a bit too complicated, just marvel at the video below.