Pedal Power

I’ve been reading a little bit today about pedal power being used as an electrical and mechanical power source.  It’s actually a little sad that this area of technology hasn’t advanced significantly in a hundred years.  All the major leaps we’ve made and we left pedal power behind.

There are a handful of people dedicated to innovating and finding practical uses for pedal power in a modern world.  They’ve come up with some pretty cool stuff, remarkably similar to old human powered machines our great-great-grandparents might have used.

Click the picture to go to gizmag.com and read more about this design, called R2B2, by German designer Christoph Thetard.

Maybe I’ll write a post sometime about some of the human power tools in use and under development.

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Danny

Husband, father, jack-of-all-trades.

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