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Our mission is to create a renaissance of interest and exploration into human-powered technology

  Bicimakina Founder, Matthew Corson-Finnerty, with his pedal-powered air compressor. Photo by  Colin Houck .

Bicimakina Founder, Matthew Corson-Finnerty, with his pedal-powered air compressor. Photo by Colin Houck.

So, what is Bicimakina?

Bicimakina is an oddball community of makers, educators, and enthusiasts all joined by our common love of human-powered machines. Pedal-powered blenders, treadle-powered sewing machines, hand-cranked grain mills, and electricity generating dance floors are just a few awesome examples of alternative uses for human-power

Read more about why we do what we do


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The Journey

This fall, the Bicimakina team will be heading across the US on an epic bike trip to find and interview everyone who builds or uses Human-Powered Machines. Each week we'll feature the inventors, homesteaders, and business owners who choose muscles over motors.

The trip will take approximately 12 months, and the exact route will be determined by the locations of the people who are going to be on the show. Our goal is to do a full loop across the United States, beginning and ending in the magical forests of Oregon. 


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Want to get involved? 

If you have, use, or build human powered machines (other than for transportation) (cause, well, it's pretty covered) you could be featured on an episode! Tell us about your project.

Know someone who you think would be interested in being on the show? Please forward our website to them! 

Think there's somewhere we just HAVE to visit, like East Jesus, Ithaca's Gorges, or Refrigerator Stonehenge? Email me with your ideas (matthew at bicimakina dot com). We're also happy to have safe places to pitch tents and take showers if you're inclined to host! 


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