We were asked to create a four bike pedal power system for French company Mes Scenes Des Stars, who provide fun and interactive exhibits at events around France. This system needed to be an energy race, where lights fill up as the cyclists pedal, and also a pedal Christmas light system. It also had two pedal smoothie bike attachments which can be added on. It’s the Swiss Army knife of pedal power systems!
We built a configurable energy control box which monitors each bike for power and energy. It outputs up to four different LED ‘rope’ lights which can be up to 20m in length.
It has a display to show what is going on and highlight race times, energy values and race winners! It all works with a wireless remote control.
This was probably the most complex pedal power system we have ever built, but the end result is great and highly configurable. We liked it so much I built a 9-bike system using the same electronics for our pedal power cinema system for our own events!