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Can you power your whole room by yourself?

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Energy Bike (center) with typical room loads

See how much of your own room's devices you can power with the energy bike. Devices that can be connected to the energy bike include TV, stereo, computer, and three different types of lights! Pedaling is much easier if you pick the right light to try to light up with the bike. Which device in your room is the most difficult to power yourself?

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Two salvaged wheelchair motors, wired in series convert kinetic energy to electrical energy

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Powering lights by pedaling

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A voltmeter is wired in parallel to the capacitor and generators to monitor peddling voltage.

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A capacitor is wired in parallel to the bike power outlet to reduce voltage surges

Since enthusiastic students can sometimes "overload" these devices with fast peddling, we are accepting donations of select TV's, Radios, VCR's and other appliances, especially if they are intended for vehicles or other 12 Volt applications.