Open Energy Monitor

We want to know how much energy we produce when cycling. The open source tool of Open Energy Monitoring will help us visualizing the energy production and in extension the consumption. https://guide.openenergymonitor.org/setup/ Our system now is build in the following way : - input : 18-34Vdc 8A, five times - buffer : supercapacitor 18-48Vdc - …

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3D printing workshop

The age of buying cheap toys, of throwing broken stuff away is finished. Let's discover 3D printing. The fist part is the digitalisation of what we're making. We're using : - Sculptris for the 3D drawing - ThinkerCAD for the 3D manipulation - Cura for the preparation for the 3D printer The second part is …

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 !

Joining OpenFab

This summer we decided to join OpenFab, a FabLab that is 100% independent, that creates an ecosystem to combine the capacities of everyone to become a catalyser of innovation and creativity. This gilde 2.0 that advocates the Open Source concept, starting with the machines to the spreading of the information. Het feit dat we toetreden …

DC connectors

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 …

Supercapacitor

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 …

Energy module

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.  

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 !

Vélo M2: Multifunctional Mobile Modules for a Sustainable Future

Vélo M2 is a project started by three collectives in Brussels, Urban Foxes, Ciklic & Soft Revolution. Vélo M2 is cultivating innovative open source modules for cargo bikes, one square meter at the time.All existing and future modules will be conceptualized and built in a mind-set of sustainable co-living and co-working, reducing waste and CO2 …

The Electricity Module: Sharing the insides / insights

We are conceptualizing and constructing, designing and building our vital organs at the moment. We want the share the insides and the insights of the energy module with you. If you have suggestions, additions, more efficient ideas, we encourage sharing it with the project, to make a system that is interesting for everyone that will …

Three User stories to explain the possibilities of the multi modular cargo bike community

Story one: Organizing a cinema for kids. Two days ago I had a telephone call of a children camp just outside of Brussels who has problems to occupy their kids with all the rain falling down. They found me on the vélo M2 site where I explained how I build my multi media module. I …

POC21: DAY FIVE

I Think day five for our team will be seen as a first leap towards a better understanding of what we are exactly doing at POC21. This five-week accelerator is more then a work camp, it is a place where the way of working and living is questioned every day. Take for example our morning …

POC 21: DAY TWO

Second day at POC and first full day of work, except we are having brunch at 10 AM because it is Sunday. I woke up a little earlier to go get some blackberries for breakfast. Learning about your environment is as important as working on our project, we heard. After a great buffet for breakfast …

POC21: DAY ONE

Yesterday we finally arrived at POC21, an accelerator camp for open source, sustainable ideas that aim to have a Proof Of Concept at the end of five weeks for each of the 12 selected projects. We, with Vélo m2, the multi-modular cargo bike were one of the lucky few to be selected between 200 other. …

Cyclehacks Bxl

We're joining Cyclehacks BXL at the moment. Making the world more sustainable through reducing the barriers to cycling Cyclehack Cyclehack BXL

POC 21

We've been selected to participate to a 5 week long workshop at POC 21 this summer. This will give our project a huge boost the following weeks! POC21 INNOVATION CAMP OPEN SOURCING SUSTAINABILITY AUG15 – SEP20 2015 @ CHÂTEAU DE MILLEMONT (PARIS)  

Getting thing done

Getting things done-Work Day for Gesneden Woord & Vélo m2: world's first multi-modular cargobike. On the agenda for today: Communication, External Linking, Energy Supply and Logistics.