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…]
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…]
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Here is our two-bike pedal power challenge. This comprises of two large LED bar graphs to show either power or energy.
The challenge can be either a timed challenge, where the winner is the person who generates the most energy or the maximum power, or it can be a race to generate a certain amount of energy.
This can be linked in to energy efficiency advice and gives the users an interactive way of feeling how much energy different devices use.
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.
The Energy Bike is an educational tool to help explain the concepts of power and energy, along with the energy efficiency message.
A few months ago we helped Magnificent Revolution Australia build their 8-bike pedal powered cinema.They recently used the pedal generator for a high-profile event in the heart of Sydney. More photos from the event are on their website here. It looked like a great event.
This followed the general design used for the Magnificent Revolution 20-bike generator, which I was involved with building a year ago. A blog post on the design and build is here.
Notes and thoughts on pedal power, including motors and stand configurations.