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Winnebiko II on CNN Science and Technology Report, July 1988

This CNN piece is from a time when I had wrapped up the Winnebiko II adventure, and was embarking on a random speaking tour via a converted school bus. The Computing Across America book was finally published, and I was … Continue reading

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On the Road and On the Air – 73 Amateur Radio

As ham radio became an ever-greater part of my technomadics, I started writing for 73 and other publications. This cover story was a fun one, and the photo was taken by Karen Greene on Sullivan’s Island off the coast of … Continue reading

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Winnebiko II in Bicycling Magazine 1988 Calendar

This photo was taken by Janis Miglavs for the Star tabloid in 1986, and was my first appearance as a “calendar boy” during the bike epoch. (The second, a decade later, was in the 1998 calendar produced by CQ Amateur … Continue reading

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A Life on the Road – Cyclist

A visceral, intense day of bicycle touring… this was first written on November 29, 1986 as Chapter 14 of my Miles with Maggie series. A Life On The Road by Steven K. Roberts Cyclist Magazine – February, 1987 Do you … Continue reading

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Winnebiko II Console Operation

An ancient green binder has followed me around from lab to lab through the decades, and it contains all the hand-drawn schematics, software, design sketches, and operating procedures for the Winnebiko II system. This machine rolled out of the lab … Continue reading

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Anatomy of the Winnebiko II

This article was long-buried in an obscure corner of my ancient website, and is a good tech overview of the second bike version. The Winnebiko II flickered to life in 1986, was exhibited (incomplete) at Expo 86 in Vancouver, spent … Continue reading

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Super Bike Has All the Options – Star

This is one of my rare appearances in the tabloids. At least they didn’t take the story into the normal domain of such rags; it’s generally pretty accurate except for the strange assertion that I built a computer at the … Continue reading

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Winnebiko II Console Fabrication

I’ve always been something of a control-panel geek, and once I had committed to building the Winnebiko II and heading out again, the project became focused on console design. If I had learned anything from that first 10,000 miles, it … Continue reading

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