Fridays are now AWOL cargo bike building days over at the AWOL HQ. Last Friday we got a lot of things done sourcing tube diameters and cutting the right lengths, sand blasting an old AWOL prototype frame and chopping it up. The down tube and head tube were cut and separated from the frame We have access some of the most fancy machinery, cnc-jadajadas, and what not, but will keep this building process as basic as we can. Well, the bike is already built in 3D, which is kinda fancy, but that enables us to make exact measurements and unroll the surfaces into printable 2D miter templates that easily can be glued onto the tubes to create good enough fits. From there it will be a basic build.
You’ve seen fancy pansy persuasive design sketches before. Let us tell You this: That is not how it usually works. Most of our design projects are born on a piece of paper, in a note book or like this, on a bumpy van ride between Morgan Hill and San Francisco, in a note book with a Sharpie.
Telephone scribble is about getting as much of Your idea onto paper, as fast as possible, making sure you don’t lose it. When You get them sweet ideas flying around your head, there is not time to go fancy on lines ore detailing. Those initial sketches are notes for yourself. Next steps includes more scribble or sketches worthy to present to others.