About me

My name is Nico Baumgartner, I was born in 1983.



In my free time I like to work on my projects, which go from repairing or building a bike to having a 1500 Lumen LED flashlight based on an old Maglite running an Li-Ion cells salvaged from an old laptop battery. I also like to repair things, I don’t like to throw away something that I might be able to fix. I like quality, which, in a time where products last just a little longer as they’re under warranty isn’t that easy.

In summer you can meet me at Uetliberg while riding my bike, or on the lake, cruising with most likely the slowest boat that has an engine on lake Zurich, but hey, I’ve got a fridge. In winter, at the weekends, you will most likely find me on the slope in Klosters,  Davos or Lenzerheide.


I work as an IT-Professional, currently, I’m working for a logistics company with ~900 users on several sites.  My job mainly covers Microsoft Active directory, APP-V software streaming, Citrix XenApp 6.5, File Services (DFS), SAN, Backup.


  1. Peter Karwacki says:

    I have a bionic and it has stopped working. The motor shudders. It has served me well since 2012 so it may have reached its useful life but I am willing to try to refurbish it.. sadly bionx is defunct. The g2 controller still works, the battery holds a charge, the stress gauge stopped working a couple years ago so I just used the throttle. Is it worth trying to fix the motor?



  2. Nico says:

    Hi Peter
    Could be a blown mosfet, or maybe hall effect sensor, but I suspect mosfet.
    If It’s worth or not is up to you – if you have the time + tools, I’d give it a try.

    Good Luck

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