Saturday, February 20, 2010

Really small superchargers

So I'm back from chilly, snowbound and slushy Indianapolis!
I went with high hopes and returned with:

Sore feet
A lighter wallet
Better camera skills
Awesome industry contacts
And a whole lot of hope for the future.

As per 2009, I took along a prototype of a new product idea, It's a supercharger for under 250cc 4 stroke scooters and small motorcycles, specifically the Madass125. But because of the nature of the design, it should be easy to adapt to other vehicles also.

To give you a sense of scale, the impeller is 2" in diameter and the inlet to the compressor housing is a diminutive 1.1"
If time allows, I'll have a fully functional prototype in a month.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Indy Dealer Expo 10'

It's that time of year again, time to hoof it around the Indy Dealer Expo and check out all the new and interesting products. As usual, I'll be helping Steve at The Scooter Scoop by manning the camera. This will be the third year I've gone and I'm just as excited to go this year as the first year. Last year I tried to throw together a last-minute prototype of a part I was thinking about producing but didn't get much interest but that's ok because it was a total learning experience. This year will be much the same, I'm going to try and take some time off from my busy schedule of making stuff for other people to throw together a prototype of an idea I've had in my head for a very long time.. and hopefully show it around and get some feedback from people in the industry.

BST Blackstone's Carbon fiber 12" wheel