What FORMAT for the modules? We need your help cargo bike users!

To all cargo bike users,

Like some of you know, we are building a modular cargo bike box system that will be open source. To explain it with exempels: we are building a box with a sustainable and pedal and solar powered battery system, a box with a mobile cinema, a box with an arcade, a box with a little kitchen, and the possibility to bring your own ideas to the platform. All stackable on each other and in a format that can be fit on almost any cargo bike.

But what we need to decide TODAY is what will be the universal FORMAT

We were thinking about the 400 x 600 mm eurobox format so you don’t even need to build your own box, but just choose out of plenty of already existing boxes that can fit on each other. If we hold everything in one format, it is easily compatible for every cargo bike and even for longtails. BUT

On the most used cargo bikes like bullit or bakfietsen.nl we would be losing a lot of space with this format. Choosing 500 x 700 mm would give us lots of more space to make our own modules.

Because we want to become a community we trow this question into the air so we can resolve it all together. Who has some ideas?

More info:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/velom2
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/velom2bxl

Eurobox: https://www.google.fr/search?q=eurobox&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=669&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIiI-24J7LxwIVxFcaCh0p3AcE

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2 comments

  1. For box size: you need to consider mass carried, not just size. Are the materials and general design capable of carrying the larger mass you would expect to carry in the larger box?
    Sure, if it was a custom build you could just scale your materials and geometry, but isn’t a constraint of this project to stick to commonly available sizes and materials?

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