Pedal-Powered Electricity Generator
- Problem: Lack of wind, water or fuel to power a generator.
- Idea: Combine a chair and the back end of a bike to power a generator
- Difficulty: Difficult
- Price Range: Depends on the material's availability
- Material Needed: Chair, the back end of a bike, generator, belt, poles, welding device
- How Many people? 1-2
How to Build the Pedal-Powered Electricity Generator
Step 1: Connect the bicycle rear with the chair.
Use an adjustable pole if you want to adjust the pedal powered generator to different leg length.
Use a socket to provide more portability.
Do not weld directly onto the crank housing.
The final crank position should be a couple of inches above the seat.
Step 3: Generator belt
The wheel shown in the picture above is a 26 inch one. To fit the generator between the wheel and the ground a A78 (78 inch circumference) belt was used. Now everything is ready to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy.
References and Further Reading
- Principles of Muscle Power
- Pedal-Powered Devices (Overview)
- Pedal-Powered Blender
- Hand-Crank Devices (Overview)
- Hand-Crank Electricity Generator
- Hand-Crank Blender
- Hand-Crank Food/Grain/Coffee Mill
--HTP Meret 21:54, 27 February 2010 (UTC)