Here are some photos of our pedal powered fairy lights. This unit can take one or two pedal generators and powers strings of LED lights, 5m or more. The unit stores the energy from the cyclist in an ultra-capacitor and, when the capacitor is full, it runs the LED lights with a randomly chosen effect.
Bespoke Gear were commissioned to supply some pedal generators and produce some interactive displays for an exhibit at Sport Relief 2016.
We provided 4 pedal generators – two for adults bikes and two for children’s bikes – and two LED displays for an interactive display highlighting activities funded by Sport Relief.
A large monitor display showed a new fact whenever people had cycled to generate enough power.
The day was well attended and great fun – the pedal generators were in constant use throughout the day.
V3 Power and Bespoke Gear were asked to provide pedal powered cinemas for both the Eastwood and Beeston Christmas Lights switch-on events.
We provided a 6 and 12 bike pedal power systems and provided human-powered entertainment for the events. This included showing the Christmas classic ‘The Snowman’ a number of times.
We can provide 4, 6, 8 and 12-bike cinema systems.
I had an energetic week racing around the country with Doctor Matt Little and his crazy pedal powered inventions. We traveled to five different offices with a pedal powered machine powering light bulbs and monitoring the amount of energy each person produced.
It was really great to see people getting on board with saving energy, increase their fitness level and battle to be the best.
It wasn’t all fun and games as our pedal power military characters had a serious message about turning off computer monitors when they are not being used, lights when there is no one in, walking, cycling or lift sharing the journey to work, every once in a while, instead of driving alone and only boiling the amount of water you needed in the kettle. All things we should already do but sometimes need that little extra reminder.
What better way to be reminded than a bit of healthy competition between offices? Office workers got to break up their day with a quick spurt of energy on one of Matt’s crazy inventions. They loosened their ties, rolled up their sleeves and peddled till sweat dripped off their brows. I was impressed with the amount of effort people put in and most of them pledged to think more about the amount of energy they are using and to endeavor to waste less. I’m not going to lie, I think the competitive element helped but we all know that it’s not about winning, it’s the taking part that counts…Ha! Who am I kidding, that’s what losers say!
Over and Out,
Start a war on inefficiency!
We can provide interactive pedal power activities to help promote and engage in office and workplace energy efficiency and consumption.
The output from all pedal generators is variable so the must be something to regulate the pedal generator.
The boring, but essential, piece of kit to do that is the control regulator. We provide robust and reliable control regulators built to a very high specification. Here are the various options available the we provide ‘off the shelf’ – please get in touch for bespoke systems
The Energy Bike is an educational tool to help explain the concepts of power and energy, along with the energy efficiency message.
Great for the summer – a pedal powered water fountain! This simple idea is always a hit with the younger folk.
Knock down the environmentally themed targets using pedal power!