Exercise to Energy: A Bicycle-Powered Charger
Bicycles offer effective means of exercise and are popular forms of transportation. One fault of the current use of bicycles is that the mechanical energy generated by a moving bicycle is often wasted in the form of friction and expended heat. This is troubling in the modern world since energy is deeply integrated into peoples' everyday lives – one of the most common energy consumers being small electrical devices such as cellphones and iPods. Our senior design project addresses this issue via a bicycle-powered charging system designed to operate similar to a normal commercial bicycle trainer. ...
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