29 Apr '15, 7am

What can you power using a bike? Oh - just about everything, as proved by @Hackaday:

What can you power using a bike? Oh - just about everything, as proved by @Hackaday:

It’s hard to argue that bicycles aren’t super handy. They get you from point A to B in a jiffy with little effort. Since these machines are so simple and convenient, why not use them for things other than transportation ? Well, [Job] set out to do just that. [Job’s] starts with a standard single speed bike and adds a few parts. First, a stand is installed to the back axle. When in the down position, it lifts the rear wheel off of the ground and provides support so the bike does not tip over. When flipped up into the ‘up’ position the stand creates a rack for holding goods and the bike can be pedaled around in a normal manner. Next, a jack shaft made from a bike bottom bracket and crank is installed up front in between the top tube and down tube of the frame. On one side of the jack shaft is a sprocket and the other side is a large pulley. When converting to what [Job] call...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/04/15/bike-powered-everything/

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