ParkENT Cycles@parkentcycles

http://www.parkentcycles.com/

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Dan & Lisa Potluck Flashpoint Cohort 8 Party


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Getting ready for @flashpointgt Prototype Night!


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Tesla inspired battery pack in action!
Red Light = Charging | Green Light = FULL
Best part is it only directs current to the batteries that need charging! No balancing required!!
#diy @teslamotors @elonmusk


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Ok here it is. A home made Tesla style battery pack.
Made it from some old laptop and cell phone recharger batteries. The shelves and holding box are old CD cases and a CD tower.
Each battery is monitored by its own charging circuit. Load power draws from each battery independently so you don't have to have them all balanced.
#diy #battery #lithiumion #using #education


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What is this? It's a reconfigured solar charge controller for lithium-ion batteries with double redundancy fuses and optional power grid tie-in capability. All sitting under 3 solar panels.
AND IT'S ALL WORKING!!!
#solarpower #diy #electronics #using #collegeeducation


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We're going SOLAR BABY! Using these solar panels, these control chips and a BUNCH of these little batteries!!!
#solarpower #offthegrid #goingmoregreen


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Attended the launch of the new extension of @relaybikeshare in Buckhead Atlanta with Liveable Buckhead and Cousins Properties.
#bikeshare

Buckhead Atlanta
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Wants electronic bike racks installed in #buckheadatlanta so he can leave his car at home. Would use bike rack for short trips to the store instead of #driving . Likes that the racks are locateable by phone app.
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#aliveafter5 #roswellga #HugYourBike #iot #smartcity #bicycle #security

Roswell City Hall
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Her daughter thinks it's #reallycool and we got aπŸ‘from mom! Guess that makes us kid tested and mother approved!! βœ”οΈ πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜
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#aliveafter5 #roswellga #HugYourBike #iot #smartcity #bicycle #security

Roswell City Hall
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Great time yesterday at Alive After Five in Roswell, Georgia. We had a prime spot right across from @kingofpops !
Thanks to Roswell Inc. for inviting us to attend.
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#HugYourBike #summerdays #coldpopsicle #bike #security #iot #roswellga


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Check us out in Roswell, GA behind City Hall for Alive After Five next to awesome @kingofpops !


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Come check us out TOMORROW, July 20th, at Alive After Five in Roswell, Georgia! #HugYourBike

Roswell, Georgia
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Thank you @switchyards for the incredible opportunity to #pitch and #demo at #theconsumershow!


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Come see us pitch on July 6th @switchyards for #theconsumershow!


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Garage Startup Life Vol. 3: Connections Are Crucial

Working out of the garage you're not going to see many people.You need to get out of the garage and network! β€’ Never be afraid to talk to the person in the hallway.
I've saved thousands of dollars by talking with someone who I literally bumped into in the hallway. One encounter introduced me to a State government subsidized commercial product design program. This program meant I didn't have to hire a staff of engineers. The State already hired them for all of us for a fraction of the cost. β€’ Throw your business card "into the hat" for any attended event.
I toss my business card "into the hat" at every event I attend. One time I got the chance to have my pitch critiqued by Daymond John of ABC's Shark Tank. You never know, at worst you might get a free lunch. β€’ Find people you don't know at an event and talk WITH them.
Don't talk "to" somebody you don't know at a function, talk "with" people you don't know at functions. One person I talked with at an event introduced new technology that caused me to pivot my business. You never know what you might learn. β€’ If you hear about a business that might help your startup advance go "stick your foot in the door". Now I mean actually go and do it.
I tried to catch a potential customer at a series of event but to no avail. Finally just walked into their offices and asked for someone to talk with. Now we are working on putting together a pilot system.
These actions may feel awkward at first. Soon you'll start making connections that will help in the future.

You never know where connections will lead your startup life. If you don't get out and network you're just sitting in the garage, looking at the walls.

#garage #startup #life #crucial #connections


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Had a great tome tonight at #atlantacyclingfestival #bikenerdtech meet up at @_gaatlanta! First time I've been able to demo @PonceCityMarket.
Number 1 Question/Response: "Please, tell me the rack is getting installed here?"
#biketechatlanta #hugyourbike


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OMG! It's an electric bicycle locked up in an electronic bike rack!! Whhaaattt?!? @edisonbicycles @_gaatlanta @poncecitymarket #atlantacyclingfestival #bikenerdtech #biketechatlanta #technology


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Regular bike racks don't lock up your bicycle. Our electronic bike rack auto-locks your wheel and frame in 10 seconds! @_gaatlanta @PonceCityMarket #atlantacyclingfestival #bikenerdtech #biketechatlanta #electronics #security

Ponce City Market
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Ever wonder how much space cars take up versus bicycles? #bicyclelanes = #lesstraffic


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Had a fun time at the June #theconsumershow @switchyards . Looking forward to #pitching in the next show on July 6th!

Switchyards Downtown Club
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Garage Startup Life Vol. 2: Why 'Failure Is Not An Option"? I am sick of the startup world saying failing is cool. It's even been glorified as a "badge of honor" which makes no sense. They think somehow failing equals progress.
Progress is only made when you learn.
The Silicon Valley mantra 'Fail Fast, Fail Often' does not to help garage startups. It's just a great excuse to blow through loads of investment capital with little or nothing to show it. In most cases there’s no way to tell if any progress really happened. Failing without learning is really just, ... FAILING!

The difference is a garage startup doesn't have investor capital to burn. If they fail, they're screwed!
Garage startups seek out and learn points of failure before they happen. Now I'm not blind to the fact you will fail at some aspect of the startup. It's only when you prepare for failure and learn from it that real progress can be made. Edison failed at least 1,000 times in the development of the light bulb. Every time he failed he learned what wouldn't work.

The harder and more important point is to learn what you don't know before you fail. "Failure is Not An Option" so don't set yourself up to fail. But if you do, learn.
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#garage #startup #life #learning #equals #progress #failure #screwed #option #edison


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Come out for a FREE evening of cool new bike tech and live demos Monday June 12th at @_gaatlanta in @poncecitymarket ! All part of the week long @atlcyclingfest .
Copy Link - https://generalassemb.ly/education/bike-tech-nerd-meet-up-networking/atlanta/37247

#bicycle #tech #iot #smartcity #livedemo #free #event

General Assembly
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Thank you #cbssundaymorning for current stats on #bicycle riders in #amsterdam . That's about 500,000 riders! #wow


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Garage Startup Life Vol. 1: View From The Lobby

Some people know this view. Most people walk by without a second thought. To the entrepreneur working out of their home garage this is an opportunity goldmine.
For past two years I've sat here and listened. I've heard people celebrate milestones, work through presentation jitters, and agonize over funding drying up.
One thing I've noticed is that there is no right time to make an introduction. You just have to walk up and say "Hi", "Hello", or just "What's up?". By listening you will learn.
Now don't be mistaken. By stepping into the situation you have to think on your feet. The key is, if you persist in your efforts you will have success.
You never know what's going to happen so put yourself in a position to make things happen.
@atltechvillage #garagestartup

Atlanta Tech Village
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