Note: This has been depreciated and is not available any more. Please see the new version of this device.

There are many pedal power generating devices around – from recharging batteries to powering sound systems and cinemas. These systems are great interactive exhibits for people to get a physical feel for the power and energy that their everyday appliances consume.

The pedalog has been specially designed to monitor the power and energy generated by pedal powered electricity generators. Data can be collected and used to increase the educational value of pedal power demonstrations.

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Overview

Knowledge is power. Use the pedalog to:

  • explain the concepts of power and energy
  • promote energy efficiency
  • explain basic electrical theory
  • create interesting and informative displays
  • monitor the energy generated by your pedal powered device

The pedalog monitors:

  • power
  • energy
  • voltage
  • current
  • maximum power
  • average power
  • time taken
  • cost (if you were to pay for the electricity)

It has been designed as a relatively easy-to-use block which can be added to your pedal power system. The pedalog can work as a stand-alone device from which data can be read from the back-lit display.

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It can also be connected to a PC. Data can be transferred to a computer using a USB connection. Free graphing software is available to present the data in an informative way.

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Documentation

See the pedalog info flyer here.

Download the pedalog operational instructions here.

Software

Software for this device is available here.

Design Details

The full design for this device is available here.

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