We want to know how much energy we produce when we cycle. We knew our friends from Open Energy Monitor made a system that can read energy and show it in a nice way. So we decided to set up the system. https://guide.openenergymonitor.org/setup/ Step 1 : The sensors We want to show the power of …
PPP computer charger
The people pedal powered computer charger is a device that harvests human energy to charge a computer. The energy input comes from an ordinary bicycle in a stand that drives a generator. The energy output is the charging voltage of the computer. Find the instructions on WikiFab !
PPP Open Air Cinéma
Our first infographic about People Pedal Power to discover.
Hier documenteren we onze ervaring met verschillende connectoren voor hoge-stroom DC connectoren. Neutrik : kunnen tot 40A aan, en nog meer, zijn robuust en hopelijk waterdicht. Female plug komt enkel in panel mount uitvoering. Neutrik Cable Mount Loudspeaker Connector Socket, 4 Way, 40A, Screw Down Termination RS-stocknr. 464-684 Neutrik Panel Mount Loudspeaker Connector Plug, 4 …
Organizing a PPP event
Here benevélos can find the necessary documents for organizing a PPP event. Planning a People Pedal Powered Event People Pedal Power Practical information Preparation checklist The insurance dossier : 20171212-schadeaangifteformulier-vlaamse-polis-vrijwilligerswerk-belfius * Planning a People Pedal Powered Event * (find the pdf here Planning a People Pedal Powered Event ) Ecology & entertainment. Two words …
First remark : if you can avoid using a battery and work with the people pedal power in stead, this is considerably more interesting for the environment – car batteries a heavy compared with the energy they can store, they are designed for giving high current. – deep cycle / cyclic / boat batteries can …
Traveling trough Brussels with the xyz cargo bike
Preparation : charge the battery, find the keys, checking the brakes, inflate the tires, take a lock, put the saddle at your height. Planning the trip : avoid steep hills (Mont des Arts, Botanique, Porte de Namur), the elevator at Palais de Justice fits the bike, calculate your time (then add some for surprises and …
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Renewable energy – what can you expect ?
People pedal power is a form of renewable energy, but how much energy can a human produce ? the numbers 1 cyclist = 100W power generated during 5min = 75W during 15min = 50W during 1h sound system energy used = 1/2 of indicated power (more basses is more power, more volume is more power) …
Capacitor An electronic component able to hold a charge. It can be used in the same function as batteries with the following differences : + a capacitor is easier to recycle than most batteries (references will follow). + a capacitor can provide and absorb a higher peak power. – the voltage varies with the charging …
The energy module allows to treat the power form the PPP bike generators. It buffers the power to keep the supply-demand in balance and it converts the messy DC power to AC 230V power. The inverter we are using is a 24V 800VA Victron inverter.
Little battery module
Little battery module *Little battery module* manuel 1. switch the battery on (middle) -> is the LED screen on ? 2. hook up generator bike (normal mains plug) -> do you feel resistance when pedaling ? 3. plug in the 3D printer (plug) or other device (USB) -> is the device powered ? 4. pedal …
More information on the xyz http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/SPACEFRAMEVEHICLES/spaceframevehicles.html A good address for Alu in Brussels http://www.hobby-alu.be/
OpenFab and WikiFab
One of our values is to share what we learn by making our projects open sourced following the principles of Open Source Hardware with our partner in crime OpenFab. Find our tutos in WikiFab and be welcome to contribute !
Battery vs generation
The long term plan is generation.