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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 10, @10:06PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 10, @10:06PM (#1336057)

    And one litre is a damn big cup of tea.

  • (Score: 1) by pTamok on Monday December 11, @07:41AM

    by pTamok (3042) on Monday December 11, @07:41AM (#1336096)

    Sure. There are people who have 'pint-mugs' of tea, which is a little over half a litre. But that's why I said a quarter of a litre, which is 250ml, or just under half a pint. []