ikea barstool hacked into kids scoot bikeInspired by other’s hacks and pictographic instruction booklets on how to turn standard IKEA fare into something completely different, Samuel N. Bernier and Andreas Bhend created the Draisienne, a scoot bike made from two stools. Here’s a bit of their story:

“Andreas is a student in the east of Switzerland while I work full time for le FabShop, a 3D printing startup in Paris (France). We didn’t know each other, but were motivated by the project. Andreas took the train to Paris where we spent two days and a half doing this.”

Full instructions and more details over at Instructables, including links for 3D printing file downloads and more.

Video after the break…


  1. Not quite the same, but I used an IKEA sofa to increase my waist size 3 inches this past winter…(with the help of my Sony TV remote)

  2. It’s a luddite thang; you wouldn’t understand. When I went to IKEA last time they wouldn’t sell me ANY meatballs, let along the horse meat ones I wanted.

  3. I love how they use a 3d printer to make a big plastic washer. How about just using a spare chunk of plastic and a drill?

  4. Yeah. If I had a 3d printer at my disposal, the last thing I would make is a scoot bike. Also: if you need a 3d printer to make parts, I am not sure it qualifies as a “hack”. If I go and take a stack of lumber, a 3d printer and turn it into a table and some dishes, is that a hack?

  5. The think the term “hack” was referring to the level of woodworking skills they put into this. It looked like a “hack”saw he was using for that non-metal cut job he was doing. Use sandpaper much?

  6. The FDM printer use here: I equate this to using Photoshop to put your face onto a celebrity’s body and getting the same results of someone using MS paint.

What do you think?