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eatART Powers Viewpoint Installation @ Lonsdale Quay

24. April 2016 by Curtis Perrin Leave a comment

Be sure to go check out the Viewpoint installation art piece currently setup at the Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. The eatART solar array has been installed for the 2 month project as part of the Capture Photography Festival.

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eatART Gets a Lighting Upgrade

16. March 2016 by Curtis Perrin Leave a comment

Let there be light! After a few weekends of work the lab’s lighting has been seriously upgraded. It’s a huge improvement made possible by the hardworking volunteers of the Prosthesis film crew. They sourced the lights/bulbs and did a majority of the work for the install.

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eatART Powers the VAG 2015

12. June 2015 by Ben Z Cooper Leave a comment

eatART Supporters! We are looking for captains and members of Watt Rider Teams for our 7th Annual “Powers the Vancouver Art Gallery” event on June 28th. Teams of 4 or 8 will ride for 45 minutes to raise funds for eatART. You can make a donation yourself to join, or ask your friends and family to sponsor you. While cycling, you will be generating the power needed for the sound stage to keep the party going! (Plus for there first time ever, there will be a beer and cider garden!)

You’ll also have a chance to see the progress on Titanoboa, Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot, Mondo Spider and Daisy’s new make over!

All are welcome to join or make a team! Just email our PTV lead, Chelsea at chelsea@eatart.org

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Mondo Spider Heads To Russia

09. May 2014 by Curtis Perrin Leave a comment

Mondo Spider has been packed up and shipped out to Russia as of April 30th! This marks the first time the spider has left the continent. If anyone happens to be in Moscow between May 15th-18th be sure to check out the massive Bal Robotov. Jon Tippett will be on a panel and doing a presentation about eatART and the Mondo Spider on the 17th.

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Prosthesis Coverage by Vancouver Courier

10. April 2014 by Curtis Perrin Leave a comment

Article by Vancouver Courier about the trials and tribulations of Prosthesis. Covers trip to NYC for Engadget’s Expand and the Indiegogo fundraiser.
http://www.vancourier.com/news/alpha-leg-project-takes-strides-1.947340

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eatART is looking for a new home in Vancouver

07. January 2014 by Chris Leave a comment

We’ve finally outgrown our current lab on the Great Northern Way campus and are looking for new space in East Vancouver. Ideal areas include False Creek Flats, Mt Pleasant, Hastings Sunrise, Grandview woodland & Strathcona. We’ll be looking for +1500 sqft (ideally ~3000 sqft) of industrial or workshop space. Must haves include features like a concrete floor, +13′ high garage doors (Daisy is HUGE!) and 3phase 240v power.

Have a lead on space to rent or purchase? Contact us at contact@eatart.org.

2014 will be the year we move to bigger lab!

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eatART’s Power the VAG 2013

02. July 2013 by Ben Z Cooper Leave a comment

Come join us for eatART’s 5th annual Energy Awareness Art fundraiser in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, July 6th! Stop by and check out the art, dance to the music and play! We also invite anyone with a custom made bike or ebike to come hang out and have a bit of a show and shine.

The event is entirely pedal powered and acts as a fundraiser to help us cover the costs of our lab space and continue our community and educational outreach!

Invite your friends! Facebook event link is here.

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gBikes Featured on Shaw TV!

24. April 2013 by Curtis Perrin 1 comment

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From gBikes to gSnails

26. February 2013 by Michael Rogers Leave a comment

What has a seat, two pedals, and brews a mean espresso? No, not our lead engineer Curtis Perrin on a bike; it’s our latest project, the gSnails.

gBikes has partnered with local business owner Boyd Thomson to design and build a creative and sustainable way to power his business, in what will be gBikes’ first permanent installation. Working with a small grant provided by the LiveSmart BC: Small Business Champion Program, the idea was to design a functional and stylish piece that allows visitors to the Wilder Snail Cafe to generate their own electricity while enjoying a nice hot beverage.

Bikes that generate electricity? Yeah, that sounds like gBikes. (more…)

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