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Doomster1961

Canada
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Posted - 04/28/2009 :  10:11:14  Show Profile
Hello everybody. Here is my idea and hopefully I can start a new business or have investors help me start one.

I'm trying to design a new HP bicycle that uses an alternator or electric generator powered by pedaling and this (generator) in turn provides electricity to an electric motor which would power the front or back wheel. It relies solely on human power and does NOT require batteries but could be used to also charge a battery as back-up or as power for lights and electrical gauges. I've also thought about using a oil-based (vegetable) hydraulic pump motor as another means of wheel power but still using the alternator or human-powered generator to power the electric utility motor which would turn the hydraulic motor pump.
I was thinking of an automobile alternator for producing the high current required to power the elec. motor which would in turn require little effort from the human host by still using a derailleur type gear shifter and chain mechanism to power it. This application would be used for velomobiles and would not require the vehicle to be plugged in for recharging because it is completely dependent on human power. Therefore, zero emissions and no strain on the existing hydro-electric power grid.

warren

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2009 :  19:13:18  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage
Great Human Power Ideas
The list of things that don't work so well.

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/misc/great_ideas.htm

-Warren.
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namiz

Sri Lanka
2 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2009 :  11:50:48  Show Profile
The link given by Warren explains feasibility. However, charging a battery using the excercise machines (where the human energy is just wasted while exercising is stored in a battery) may work, depending on the convenience (battey weight, volume and transportation if applicable)

Namiz Musafer
Colombo
Sri Lanka
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namiz

Sri Lanka
2 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2009 :  05:20:07  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by namiz

The link given by Warren explains feasibility. However, charging a battery using the excercise machines (where the human energy is just wasted while exercising is stored in a battery) may work, depending on the convenience (battey weight, volume and transportation if applicable)

Namiz Musafer
Colombo
Sri Lanka



Namiz Musafer
Colombo
Sri Lanka
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n/a

1 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2009 :  00:17:23  Show Profile
oh this is a great idea......
carry on dude......
i am waiting to see it.......


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n/a

6 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2009 :  03:35:13  Show Profile
However, charging a battery using the excercise machines (where the human energy is just wasted while exercising is stored in a battery) may work, depending on the convenience

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n/a

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Posted - 08/27/2009 :  03:42:39  Show Profile
I was thinking of an automobile alternator for producing the high current required to power the elec. motor which would in turn require little effort from the human host by still using a derailleur type gear shifter and chain mechanism to power it. This application would be used for velomobiles and would not require the vehicle to be plugged in for recharging because it is completely dependent on human power. Therefore, zero emissions and no strain on the existing hydro-electric power grid.

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Jonno

United Kingdom
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Posted - 01/06/2010 :  04:13:39  Show Profile
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Originally posted by Doomster1961

Hello everybody. Here is my idea and hopefully I can start a new business or have investors help me start one.

I'm trying to design a new HP bicycle that uses an alternator or electric generator powered by pedaling and this (generator) in turn provides electricity to an electric motor which would power the front or back wheel. It relies solely on human power and does NOT require batteries but could be used to also charge a battery as back-up or as power for lights and electrical gauges. I've also thought about using a oil-based (vegetable) hydraulic pump motor as another means of wheel power but still using the alternator or human-powered generator to power the electric utility motor which would turn the hydraulic motor pump.
I was thinking of an automobile alternator for producing the high current required to power the elec. motor which would in turn require little effort from the human host by still using a derailleur type gear shifter and chain mechanism to power it. This application would be used for velomobiles and would not require the vehicle to be plugged in for recharging because it is completely dependent on human power. Therefore, zero emissions and no strain on the existing hydro-electric power grid.



Hi

I am very interested in you trying to start a new business. From market research do you know the value of sales and profitability that could be generated?
Armed with this information, you could find investors.

Hope this helps?

Cheers
Jonno
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Habbakuk

USA
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Posted - 11/14/2011 :  18:43:11  Show Profile  Visit Habbakuk's Homepage
This sounds like a machine that sort of breaks the law of conservation of energy. The battery would probably be too heavy and the pedaling energy required to move yourself and the whole contraption would be more than you are getting out of it.

http://www.oldewatches.com
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