Screwdriver-powered cycle designed by DIY fan

275x250.jpg A designer has created a bizarre cycle which is powered solely by two screwdrivers and can carry the rider at speed of around 20mph - as long as they don't mind being uncomfortable.

Dubbed The EX, the odd skeleton contraption sees daredevil riders lie close to the ground with their hands on two triggers above the front wheels.

From there they can control the two 18-volt Bosch screwdrivers which act as the engines on the bike and steer by leaning their weight on specially developed joints.

Designer Nils Ferber says the bike cost just £900 to produce and is considerably more environmentally friendly than most other vehicles… and haw many of them can be used to put up a shelf.
275x250.jpg Speaking of the creation, Ferber - who worked with pals Sebastian Auray, Ruben Faber and Ludolf von Oldershausen - said: "Excentricity is defined as a deviation from what is ordinary or customary.

"To match this definition we couldn´t just modify an existing vehicle but had to start designing something new from scratch. The result is a completely new driving concept

"Both screwdrivers run in the same direction to get the maximum power out of them. To avoid one screwdriver blocking the other, overrunning clutch gearwheels are used to transmit the torque."

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