The process of technical creation of solar bike

Throughout this project of creating a technical object, I was able to realize how complex the process of creation is, because indeed:

  • Many parameters are considered (of the Order of the physics;
  • Some parameters are closely correlated (while others are independent);
  • Some parameters are a personal choice or a preconceived idea, others are simply physical laws (NB: Sometimes it is not easier to lift an obstacle linked to a preconceived idea than another one linked to a physical law).

It is not a linear, but cyclical or rather spiral approach. We go through phases of information retrieval, design, research of the right material. Then come the phases of construction and experimentation. When we do not achieve the expected result, we return to the phases of research, design, construction and again experimentation. Sometimes, after several cycles, we achieve the intended goal, and we are happy! When you do not succeed, you are less… We are then led to question certain starting choices, some parameters. And then the cycle starts again…