Electricity From Your Legs

Date Jan 7, 2016

Would this make you train more? It would be like getting paid. Pair this with a Tesla power wall and you could go off the grid.


Who wouldn’t want to get paid to train?

 

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jason
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jason  - Jan. 9, 2016, 3:52 p.m.

The other challenge is cost. $maybe a $1000 for that bike. You could purchase electricity off the grid for a lot less. That is probably 20-30 years of electricity.
But grid electricity is not reliable. True in the developing world. But cheaper to fix than giving every family a bike like this.

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wig
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Wig  - Jan. 8, 2016, 8:02 p.m.

I made one of these off my exercise bike and could only hit 200w measuring on the AC side of an inverter (the system was probably 80% efficient). This thing looks too expensive for 3rd world. What he needs is a old bike, reconditioned generator, a 12v battery and some 12v lights and appliances. I like the gravity light idea;

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GladePlayboy
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Rob Gretchen  - Jan. 8, 2016, 1:10 p.m.

Ummm…. I don't think this was meant to run 1st world homes with jacuzzi tubs and the latest heating/cooling systems. Its primarily intended for 3rd world countries where keeping a light bulb going is often an impossibility.

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steven-reschke
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Steven Reschke  - Jan. 8, 2016, 11:15 a.m.

Let's not be so critical. At least this will let you spend thousands of dollars on a device so that you can use pedal-power to recharge you cell phone.

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Taz123
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Taz123  - Jan. 8, 2016, 10:06 a.m.

I've always wondered if you could generate some power from the stationary trainer.

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zb
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zb  - Jan. 8, 2016, 8:03 a.m.

Haha, these are always hilarious. A fit person might be able to maintain 250W for an hour. That's .25 kWh. An average home uses 10 kWh per day and much more if they have electric heat/cooling. So no, this definitely won't power your home.

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muldman
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muldman  - Jan. 8, 2016, 8:01 a.m.

Unless your house only uses 200Whr of electricity a day, this isn't going to let you go off grid. A single bright LED light bulb (9W) requires 216Whr to run for an entire day.

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