Create energy without pollution!
The Copenhagen Wheel:
This wheel, developed by a team at MIT led by Christine Outram, won the U.S. round of the James Dyson Award. It generates electricity during braking (similar to the regenerative braking you find in many car hybrids). It then offers that electricity as a power boost up hills or over long distances. That power is controlled by an iPhone interface. (Shades of Apple’s Smart!) The hope is that by making previously difficult bike commutes easy, the wheel could make bikes a viable option for countless more commuters. Look for it within a year, cost about $600.
Pedal a Watt Human Stationary Bicycle:
We all need to stay fit! Waste not! Make your kids earn their TV time! Use The Pedal-A-Watt Stationary Bicycle Generator to create electricity without any pollution. It has been around for over ten years – now is a smart time to invest. Use your bicycle along with the Pedal-A-Watt Stand (it takes 15 seconds to drop your bike in) and create anywhere from 100 to 300 watts depending on how strong you are.
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Rollergen Power System:
Another way to turn your pedal power into electric power. Powers cell phones, MP3 players, GPS units, anything powered by USB, the standard for modern electronic devices. The electrical power is stored in High Tide’s BatteryBOS portable power pack. Their BatteryBOS utilizes latest generation Li-ion chemistries to store the energy as quickly as it is generated. Learn more here http://www.rollergen.com/product.php?id=7
Interested in human powered energy generation? Learn more:
- Human-powered Machines (brighthub.com)