Bicycle Powered Generator

Renewable electricity through kinetic energy


Because of unexpected natural disasters, it might take days to weeks before one can get a hold of gas or electricity therefore human power would be the most efficient way to harvest electricity for basic needs.



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Concept development

When designing this product, I did intensive research on existing kinetic generators on their pros and cons.



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CAD development

Solidworks semi final model rendering




Final prototype

This is a more user friendly redesign of a bicycle powered generator that uses kinetic energy to create usable electricity. When the user pedals the bicycle the wheel spins the friction drum, therefore powering an alternator. The energy produced is placed into a detachable power pack that can be taken anywhere. 




Final prototype with power pack

The amount electricity produced can power small appliances.