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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, Funny) by ElizabethGreene on Monday December 11, @01:23AM (1 child)

    by ElizabethGreene (6748) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 11, @01:23AM (#1336065) Journal

    Special thanks to whoever posted that, BTW. That is an impeccably beautiful man.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 11, @02:43AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 11, @02:43AM (#1336069)

    Here's one of the best sprinters and kilo riders to come out of USA, []
    They all have enormous legs. When I saw Vails at a velodrome I was still a skinny kid...and his legs had about the same circumference as my waist.