We recently built two smoothie bike systems with large light-up advertising signs. These use our electrical pedal generators to charge some capacitors. This electrical energy is then used to power some standard electric smoothie machines. There is a large LED sign which lights up as you ‘fill’ the unit with energy and the, when the energy is used up, the lights switch off.[Read more…]
Spirax Sarco produce energy efficient boilers and steam systems for industry. They run outreach activities for younger folk at the Cheltenham Science Festival, which is a large six day event. They have used our pedal power equipment for a couple of previous activities at this festival. This year they wanted to highlight the energy required to produce steam and link it to the various areas of industry that they work in.
Through discussion with their team, we developed some pedal powered light systems that changed colour from blue to red to indicate getting hot. Two additional displays showed steam ‘clouds’ which moved up to the top and each player raced their cloud to the top of their light display by pedalling. The event ran smoothly with several hundred participants over the six days.
Please drop us an email if you have a bespoke pedal power demonstration idea!
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![Read more…]
While I have not been putting many posts on the website recently, I have been very busy with pedal powered projects! In 2019 I worked on 12 large pedal powered projects (not including the hire of pedal powered equipment for events). This included supplying 31 pedal generator units and 7 pedal powered Scalextric systems. I’ve been trying to standardise a lot of kit I supply, but every project is different! I thought I would review some of these projects.[Read more…]
We helped the staff at DHL Daventry get a feel for the power and energy that different equipment uses. We set up two systems: One showed energy on our 2m high LED bar graph displays, the other directly powered different loads.
We can supply many different types of pedal generators, including portable systems.
We have three main types of generator:
- Roller Wheel Generator
- Hub Generator
- Recumbent Generator
Want to get up and running with your pedal powered activity fast?
Here are some full-packages we can provide.
A pedal powered Scalextric is a great activity for your event. Our system is a 2-bike two lane figure-8 Scalextric track.