The project Vélo M2 plays with PPP (people pedal power) applications. In Brussels we're having PPP open-air cinéma projections, PPP mobile fablab workshops and PPP music scenes and DJ sets. [www.velom2.be www.velom2.be]
This projects takes the PPP to a smaller scale, where we will be charging a computer. In order to demonstrate the accessibility, we're construction the device in a remote town in Sweden, Torsby.To find out more about People Pedal Power, visit our site https://ciklic.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/renewable-energy-what-can-you-expect/
The fist etape is the conversion of the human energy to slow-rotating mechanical energy. We are using an ordinary bicycle to harvest the energy.
Think about this :
- your bike should have low-profile tires
When the profile is too important, as on the picture, there will be a large energy loss due to vibrations. You will also have more noise when pedaling.
- the fixation of the axis should be not of the fast-release type
The fast-release-type with flat end is often not compatible with the bike stands. You can easily change the axle with another (second hand) axle.