“Painappuru! Best Friends!” completes the Kinetic Grand Championship

This year Team Pineapple built a new, 4-person kinetic sculpture, and we chose the theme “Painappuru,” which is the Japanese word for pineapple. We looked fresh and shiny at the Plaza, and made a good start of it, but soon enough, bolts started dropping off, and lock nuts started unscrewing themselves… (All photos by Kelsea Miranda … More “Painappuru! Best Friends!” completes the Kinetic Grand Championship

NAHBS 2016 – New builders Pineapple Trikes and Maxwell Cycles stand out

By Anna Schwinn – Posted on March 7, 2016 – 10:30 pm There were a few stand outs in the new builder group by concept. Maxwell Cycles featured a motorcycle style-themed ebike on display with a 3D printed “gas can” for artfully concealing batteries and control boxes. But the big stand out (emphasis on the … More NAHBS 2016 – New builders Pineapple Trikes and Maxwell Cycles stand out

Road to NAHMBS Pineapple Trike Interview with BikeRumor.com.

One of the most exciting aspects of NAHBS is the diversity of cycles in attendance. This year, the show is joined by Pineapple Trikes, an endeavor by artists and “kinetic enthusiast” partners Bob Van de Walle and Dawn Thomas. Having gotten their start in creative pedal power by turning an old couch into a paddleboat, … More Road to NAHMBS Pineapple Trike Interview with BikeRumor.com.

Contraptor’s Rally at the Obtainium Cup

Pineapple Trikes had a blast pedalling through the Flying Monkeys, bribing the Zombies to keep our brains and playing croquet with hedgehogs to please the Red Queen at the Mad Hatter’s Tea party. Here is an article about the shennanigans that go on at the Obtainium Cup. Hopefully we’ll see you next year! http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/solanocounty/creators-contraptions-vie-for-obtanium-cup/