The main goal of Urbana Maker John Rubins of Frankenbikes is to use old bikes to make new ones, but John doesn’t just make new bikes, he makes bikes the likes of which you may have never seen before! John builds bikes to inspire including a two beer keg delivery trike and a bike Automaton that draws a picture of a Bike.

What to expect at Heartland Maker Fest? People can step onto one of the bikes and their pedaling drives the automation to draw a bicycle. There are no electronics, it’s a purely mechanical programmed drawing machine!