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Monday, March 19, 2018
SUT’s hybrid bicycle honoured with Focus Lenses award

Spokesless hybrid-drive bike, made by students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, won the plebiscite Focus Lenses 2017. The project was awarded in ‘technical innovation’ category.


Focus Lenses is a plebiscite, objective of which is to select the best Polish innovations. Contest organizers have chosen technologies they perceived as the most interesting. However, the final decision was left in the hands of the readers. Futuristic design of the project, almost entirely 3D-printed, caught attention of ‘Focus’ magazine readers and won against such projects like, among others, a material for space sails, automated pharmacy or smog monitoring sensors.


The innovative bike has a foot drive, which, if necessary, can be supported by an electric motor. The battery has been placed in the frame of a two-wheeler. The wheels have no spokes, and the propulsion is transferred directly to the sprocket located at the back of the wheel. The winning invention of our students has been printed using FDM technology and consists of over 300 parts glued together.

Created: Monday, March 19, 2018 2:20 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
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