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 have a wide range of pedal power equipment available to hire for your event. This includes energy bikes, Scalextric systems, sound-systems, smoothie-makers and bubble machines.
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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.
Every so often a project comes along that would have been the envy of my childhood self. This was one of those projects – I was asked to build a 8 lane pedal powered Scalextric. This meant putting together Scalextric track designs and testing Scalextric cars.
I was really pleased with the end result, which was built within a 10 day timescale. [Read more…]
Bespoke Gear have been running pedal powered activites at St Anns Community Orchard in Nottingham for the past three years. They have child-friendly open days with loads of activities running. It was a sunny day during the school holidays so they were very busy.
For the younger folk we ran our pedal water fountain, which is simple, but always a winner.
We also ran our environmentally-themed water cannons. We had a queue for these for the whole day….
Its great to be involved with local community events such as this. Look forward to next year!
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.