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posted by hubie on Sunday December 10, @09:32AM   Printer-friendly

Low-tech Magazine has built a bicycle generator for a public exhibition on energy at the Pavillon d'Arsenal in Paris, France. Their two other bike generators can be seen and experimented with in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Barcelona, Spain.

In October, we built a third energy bicycle during a workshop at the House of the Future in Rotterdam. This bicycle generator is now used as an energy source in the community center. The House of the Future is open to the public, for details see their website and instagram.

In a future article, we will cover the construction process and technical details of these two new muscular power plants. These machines are based on spinning bikes and are more powerful than the first bike generator we built.

With electricity prices continually hitting new record highs, maybe the market is the EU?

[The Toaster Challenge can help put this energy-generation idea into perspective. --hubie]

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by JoeMerchant on Sunday December 10, @04:39PM (1 child)

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Sunday December 10, @04:39PM (#1336027)

    So, a highly trained athletic human powering 125w of bike generation 8 hours a day can supply 1kWh per day, get ten of these people riding in shifts and you might power one typical house GF erman house and reduce your power bill by €150 per year per rider

    Do you think you could feed them sufficient calories for €0.41 per day?

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Opportunist on Sunday December 10, @05:38PM

    by Opportunist (5545) on Sunday December 10, @05:38PM (#1336033)

    Hmm.... the prices for sunflower oil are way, way up since the war... maybe lard could be used?