DE Bios: Bill Llewellin
Bill Llewellin has always been an inventor with a bent toward the
mechanical. Beginning, he supposes, with the time he discovered
he could get his fingers greasy by placing them on the whirling
chain of his overturned tricycle (yes, it had a chain drive. It
was a Peugeot!) which led to a demonstration by one of his playmates
of what happened when you put your fingers on the bottom of
the chain (in one side of the sprocket, out the other). Later he
discovered that tying his pencil compass to a ruler made a dandy
tomahawk. The 4th grade principal was impressed.
He built his first motorcycle in high school, and the rest of
his life has been a string of motorcycles and hotrods, punctuated
by beer, college, and needing to work for a living. As a result of
this; Yes, he was a rocket scientist. Rocket engineer, actually.
Involvement in an attempt to set the land speed record for
human-powered vehicles led Bill to build a string of recumbant bicycles,
one of which he still rides. No, they didn't get the record.
He is a charter member of the Denver Mad Scientists Club, and
wrote the original rules for the Critter Crunch.