Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bicycle Generator

This project is a mobile bicycle-powered electrical generator accompanied by a portable battery pack including a charge controller and output regulatory system, which can be used to transfer the generated power to a mobile electronic device or other electrical device. There is also display module to display certain statistics about both the bike ride and the power generation, including current speed, distance traveled, duration, power produced, and current battery charge level.

The purpose of this project is threefold. First, it produces electrical energy from mechanical energy in a renewable, environmentally-friendly form. Second, it provides a mobile electronic charging and usage station for any modern electronic device. And finally, is promotes a healthy, active lifestyle by providing the previous benefits while also being a viable method of transportation and exercise.

The goal of this project is to produce an independent system of electrical generation. The system is used to power any type of electronic device through a USB or 120 VAC connection and can be used anywhere. It eliminates the need for wall outlets to recharge a laptop or cell phone, so it provides a way to take your mobile electronics with you to even more remote places and avoid having to put the device back on a home charge as often. All this while promoting a healthy lifestyle by producing renewable, human-generated energy to power the devices we all rely on in our daily lives.

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