Ben Nelson will “Loop the Lake”

Ben Nelson

Milwaukee Makerspace member Ben Nelson is a huge advocate of electric vehicles and renewable energy, and he loves sharing his adventures with the world. You may have seen his DIY electric motorcycle at Maker Faire Milwaukee last year.

Ben will be back again this year, but starting this week he’ll be embarking on a “DIY Road Rally” where he will be traveling 1,000 miles, circumnavigating Lake Michigan, without using a single drop of gasoline. Luckily, he’ll be back in time for Maker Faire with photos and video footage from his trip, which he hopes to turn into a full documentary film.


You can find out more about the project on his web site, and you can also follow the journey on Facebook. Ben’s blog is also filled with maker-related topics ranging from building an ice scooter, to home solar projects, to sand blasting pie plates.

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