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Pedal power


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Pedal power

  1. 1. Pedal Power<br />Ashley Ward<br />Jose Hernandez<br />Engr 308<br />10/12/2011<br />
  2. 2. What is Pedal Power<br />Pedal Power is a form of human generated power<br />Uses a stationary or exercise bike<br />Pedal power works by<br />Converting mechanical energy from one area to another<br />Converting mechanical energy to electrical energy with the help of a generator<br />
  3. 3. What can Pedal Power … Power?<br />A blender<br />A grinder<br />A blender<br />A laptop<br />A television<br />A concert<br />And so much more…<br />
  4. 4. What Do You Need to Use Pedal Power?<br />A stationary or exercise bike<br />Any bike will work, as long as it is stable and can’t move<br />The Flywheel<br />A heavy rotating disk that stores momentum. Used because it resists changes in speed, allowing for a stable torque for the generator. (More information appearing later)<br />
  5. 5. What You Need: Continued<br />Belts and Pulleys<br />A series of belts and pulleys depending on your project. Used to turn mechanisms on your device. Attach to your flywheel and the generator.<br />A generator<br />To provide mechanical energy in the form of a rotating belt to a generator which will then produce electrical energy. <br />
  6. 6. What You Need: Continued <br />A diode<br />Used to keep the flow of electricity to go one way. Since motors are two way devices, the diode allows for the motor to be a generator.<br />A fuse<br />A useful safety feature, if too much current passes the fuse, it pops. When you replace it, your device will work again, and not be destroyed.<br />
  7. 7. What you need: Continued <br />A battery <br />Stores the energy and releases a<br /> steady current.<br />An inverter<br />Converts direct current (dc) to alternating current (ac, what comes out of a wall socket.)<br />An Imagination <br />
  8. 8. Where You Can Find Out More About Pedal Power<br /><br /><br />
  9. 9. Thank You For Listening<br />Also special thanks to <br /><br />CCAT for being so helpful<br />