Building a bicycle to power appliances links

Q. We are looking for information on how to build a bicycle that could power household items like the computer or TV.

We would like to build a “demo” model for our Sierra Club office so we can take turns cycling and storing up energy…to be used later for SC projects.

We are in an affluent area of the suburbs and would like to have something to inspire residents of our area to build in their home.

A. Thank you for your e-mail message asking about information to build a bicycle that powers household appliances.

We came up with the following links, via a Google search:

http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen.html
http://www.scienceshareware.com/human-powered-tv.htm
http://www.humboldt.edu/~ccat/pedalpower/
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/human_power.php
http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/ultimate_pedal_tv.html

Hope these resources are helpful.

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