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Apr
7

David Butcher: Pedal Power Generator



You have to see it to believe it.

Curious about Human Power? Need some exercise? Trying to lose weight? Looking for a zero-carbon workout? Need inspiration? Researching technical information? Expensive electricity and gasoline making you nuts? You have come to the right place.

Every morning, I ride my Pedal Generator to generate electricity.
The Pedal Generator I built and ride charges batteries, that run
an inverter to produce 110v AC, that powers LED lights, the monitor
on my computer, my cell phones, and charges my Roomba, my eGo Electric
Moped, as well as many other battery-powered things.
All Powered by Me.
It is the most inspiring workout you can imagine, and it
saves me money!


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My Pedal Power History: 35 Years Researching the Power of Human Energy

The 12 Volt DC Pedal Generator you see on this site is a completely original
invention. I built the first version of the 12v Pedal Generator in 1976.
As an improvement over rudimentary bicycle generator and bicycle dynamo
designs, I focused on efficiency and versatility.
While a 12v bike generator is an alternative to my design, pedaling will
be less efficient,
and powering non-electric equipment may be difficult.
A unique feature in my design was a 36″ particle board disk with a groove
routed in the edge that served as the
flywheel and crankshaft
for the permanent magnet 36 volt DC motor
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seen at the upper right edge of the device. A small-pitch chain provided the power
transfer system. The groove around the outer edge was lined with
“rim strips” – thin rubber straps that prevented the chain from
slipping and digging into the particle board. They are standard
bicycle parts. The motor was obtained around 1980 from Northern Hydraulic,
now known as
Northern Tool and Equipment Company.
It is a General Electric Permanent Magnet Motor, model 5BPA34NAA44, a very nice
heavy-duty, ball bearing unit. I paid USD $29 for it if I remember
correctly, and I still have it.

The bottom frame of the Pedal Generator was welded steel plate and
channel, the crankset was an American Schwinn ball bearing set,
a cotterless crank conversion spindle, alloy cranks and inexpensive pedals
with toe clips.

The crankset had a steel chainwheel on it. I drilled some larger
holes in the chainwheel and bolted the particle board disk to it. It was
strong enough (fine Schwinn steel!) to hold the weight of the particle
board disk and run true. I routed an oblong hole through the particle
board disk for the “arm” of the crankset.

The seatpost and

Aug
22

Pedal Cars

Are you desirous about being knowledgeable car salesman? Those that own and drive YELLOW cars have great self-confidence and luxuriate in having fun and embracing their internal-child. The style and design of the Mannequin A introduced Ford into the modern era with a car that seemed extra like a car and less like a horseless carriage.

The large a part of autos sold at supplier auctions is comprised of off-lease returns, changed rental fleets, company cars, repossessed autos and trade-ins. Over the last a hundred years, car manufacturers have designed some amazing cars, both beautiful and hideous.

I’ve seen previous batteries get incredibly hot and nearly explode during a leap begin attempt, however that solely happened once, and it was an outdated car with an outdated battery. Driving a WHITE car could point out somebody who is truthful and honest, and at occasions, fastidious and fussy.

Furthermore, firms have integrated navigation programs together with roadside assistance to offer prospects the piece of mind when renting cars. How to attract cars as with all drawing signifies that if you happen to get the development flawed, then the end consequence won’t ever look right.

The model of the lengthy bonnet and brief rear finish also did nicely for Jaguar (see E Type) and this car set them up nicely for 50 years of wonderful cars. Those who own and drive GOLD colored cars give the impression that they are independently-minded, and do not lack financially.

Make a Car Listing – Thirdly, you must make a list of the cars you need to purchase at the repo public sale. I’ve usually discovered that as a result of your engine is putting some charge again into the battery it helps the bounce start. This car dream may also depict that you’ve complete control in your life.…