The Bicycle Inventor – Kirkpatrick Macmillan
presented by Goh Jayden
The Great Inventor, Kirkpatrick Macmillan
Presented by (Student Name): Goh Jayden
Robot Name: The Bicycle Robot
Building Concept: Single controller connect to 2 gear motors with the one gear motor attached to gear and chain system of a bicycle and one motor is to steer bicycle.
Function: The bicycle will start to turn it wheel after switch on and when IR sensor detected objects, the handle of bicycle will steer.
Kirkpatrick Macmillan Story
Kirkpatrick Macmillan was born in Sept 1812 and died in Jan 1878. His father was a blacksmith and at the age of 12, Kirkpatrick became an apprentice to his father. When he was young, he involved in variety of works.
Macmillan assisted his father at the forge when he chanced upon a hobbyhorse. Hobbyhorse was a two-wheeled bike that had to be propelled by pushing one’s foot on the ground. He decided to built one for himself.
Upon completion, he realized what a radical improvement it would be if he could propel it without putting his feet on the ground.
He soon started working towards it and in 1839 came up with the first working model of a pedal bicycle.