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Human-Powered Generator

Here is our proof-of-concept bicycle generator. The design is complete, and materials are on-hand; the build phase is in progress. Metal was found at a junkyard, a 12-volt motor was purchased off Craigslist to serve as a generator, and much of the hardware was found in the scrap bin from the local university. Depending on community interest, this design may be implemented into one of our workshops.

Completed prototype, wired up to power LED lights
Rendered image, design and generated using SolidWorks 3D CAD software
Generator with “plugged in” bicycle
Generator Bill of Materials, drawn in SolidWorks