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Information here relates to pedal generators - including mechanical and electrical aspects.

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Here are full constructional plans for a do-it-yourself pedal generator, including the bicycle stand. This is designed so that there is no welding involved (as I do not have welding equipment). I have built two of these stands and they have proven to be quite reliable and robust.

A pdf leaflet of these plans is available here.

An instructable of this is available here.

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A pedal powered blender for making smoothies at festivals and events had always seemed like a great idea. It brings in a number of concepts: firstly there is the ‘we don’t need electricity for everything’ idea, secondly it helps to demonstrate the concept of power in a interesting and practical way, thirdly it helps to promote cycling and lastly it helps to get people to eat more fresh fruit.

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Notes and thoughts on pedal power, including motors and stand configurations.

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