This was a beautifully produced event, with a refreshing inversion of the usual trade-show marketroid demographic. It was like a grown-up Science Fair, with almost every exhibit a fascinating presentation of somebody’s techno-passion. Wearables, music, robotics, even a jeep with a built-in recliner made of powerful speakers that let you feel the music big-time… lots…

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My favorite speaking gigs where the ones where I learned as much from the audience as did they from me, and this one certainly qualified… especially with the 2 days I spent hanging out at this fascinating school. What a creative playground! I was already deep into the Microship project and BEHEMOTH had been off…

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I participated in this electric vehicle workshop hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers… a most interesting event. I remember speaking of peak-power trackers and monitoring/control systems (the Microship project was well underway). SAE Electric, Photovoltaic, and Hybrid Vehicles TOPTEC Keynote Presentation by Steven K. Roberts San Diego, California — March 29, 1996    

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DECUS ’95 — Moscone Convention Center San Francisco, California “High-Tech Nomad” Steven Roberts to Deliver Closing Session Thursday, December 7, at 4:00 PM in Room 103 NOTE: The DECUS ’95 program and exhibit guide is in my eBay store (about 100 pages), along with the Thursday update.

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Keynote Address by Steven K. Roberts Atlanta, Georgia — October 18, 1995 Join high-tech Nomad Steven Roberts and see how far mobile computing can take you. This entertaining and educational session will feature Roberts and his BEHEMOTH (Big electronic human-energized machine… only too heavy). Roberts has traveled since 1983 on his $1.2 million, 105-speed recumbent bicycle…

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During the BEHEMOTH speaking tour in the early ’90s, I had occasion to visit some amazing places. Argonne was one (Fermilab another, not to mention some delightfully geeky companies). Being surrounded by people who are gurus in a topic I find fascinating is one of my favorite ways to spend time, so an event like…

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I remember this as a sweet and energetic evening, put together by Jason Asbahr. The hosting organization was C.R.A.S.H. (the Computers, Robotics, and Artists Society of Houston), which reports on its site: In November of 1994, CRASH organized a talk by Steve Roberts, technomad and internet expert, at the University of Houston. He spoke on…

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Speaker Steve Roberts, N4RVE 1994 ARRL Southwest Division ConventionSan Diego, California — August 26-28, 1994 The ultimate road warrior, roving researcher and high-tech bicyclist Steve Roberts, N4RVE, of Nomadic Research Labs will tell us about the recumbent bicycle he built, the Big Electronic Human Energized Machine… Only Too Heavy “BEHEMOTH.” Steve’s solar-powered recumbent bicycle weighs 580lbs…

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This fun 26-minute video captures my presentation of the bike on stage at a annual Novell meeting… and it includes some favorite bits. In 1994, the Microship project was in full swing at UCSD, and I would periodically take off with my partner in the mothership to do keynotes and other gigs. I am so…

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I barely remember this one, though as always it was a real hoot to swap puns with Saint $ilicon and meet the endless flow of eager attendees who visited my booth to see the bike. At this point, I was immersed in the Microship project with teams of students at UCSD, and I recall taking…

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