Harvesting Energy from Humans....but
not like the Matrix
All Exercise Gyms should have exercise equipment that when used generates electricity. Every Home should have an exercise machine that generates electricity and stores that electrical energy in Batteries to run appliances. People can also educate themselves at the same time if they have monitors in front of them that provides free education and tutoring. You can also provide information and knowledge about exercising and nutrition and even connect them with a personal trainer. This way you can have another good reason to exercise, with one being that you're learning something new each time. Multitasking at its finest. And if you also let them see how much energy they produce this will also be another great incentive. Humans are the most effective, natural and renewable energy resource on the planet, we can also be repurposed. And with that many options and benefits, not even oil can compete with humans. We simply can produce more without all those negative side effects. Beat that big oil, or Coal, or natural gas, or Nuclear. The Sun is our only true contender.
Energy Harvesting is the process by which energy is derived from external sources (e.g., solar power, thermal energy, wind energy, salinity gradients, and kinetic energy, also known as ambient energy), captured, and stored for small, wireless autonomous devices, like those used in wearable electronics and wireless sensor networks.
Human Power is work or energy that is produced from the human body. It can also refer to the power (rate of work per time) of a human. Power comes primarily from muscles, but body heat is also used to do work like warming shelters, food, or other humans.
One Hour on an Exercise Bike produces One Days worth of Electricity
Micro Generation is the small-scale generation of heat and electric power by individuals, small businesses and communities to meet their own needs, as alternatives or supplements to traditional centralized grid-connected power.
Nano-Generators of Energy
Kinetic Energy creates Electricity by just walking.
The Green Micro Gym Zip Around Town In Style And Make Electricity At Home.
Recharge Power Pack - Video
Rerev retrofitting gym equipment to make alternative energy in a safe, fun, carbon-neutral and healthy manner. The kinetic motion of aerobic exercise is captured in an efficient and cost effective way to convert otherwise wasted energy into productive renewable energy that feeds back into the building’s electrical system.
Electrowetting is the modification of the wetting properties of a surface (which is typically hydrophobic) with an applied electric field.
Npower Peg Personal Energy Generator
440 Watt Regulated Pedal Power Bicycle Generator
Think Biologic Dynamo bicycle hubs generate power while you ride so you can keep your light lit or your devices charged, also smartphone mounts for your bicycle.
What's better an Alternator or a Generator? Elliptical?
Alternator is an Electrical Generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current. For reasons of cost and simplicity, most alternators use a rotating Magnetic Field with a stationary armature. Occasionally, a linear alternator or a rotating armature with a stationary magnetic field is used. In principle, any AC electrical generator can be called an alternator, but usually the term refers to small rotating machines driven by automotive and other internal combustion engines. An alternator that uses a permanent magnet for its magnetic field is called a Magneto, which is an electrical generator that uses permanent magnets to produce periodic pulses of alternating current. Alternators in power stations driven by steam turbines are called turbo-alternators. Large 50 or 60 Hz three phase alternators in power plants generate most of the world's electric power, which is distributed by electric power grids.
SunRaiden Solar Inverter Charger - Kickstarter
Kalisaya Portable Solar Generator
Portable Solar Panels
Paralleled or Series?
Bridge Rectifier is used for converting an alternating current (AC) input into a direct current (DC) output.
Diode Bridge is an arrangement of four (or more) diodes in a bridge circuit configuration that provides the same polarity of output for either polarity of input.
DIY Pedal Generator for Electric Bike or Trike (youtube)
Bicycle Generator (youtube)
Generator to Alternator Conversion (youtube)
Exercise motions or Elliptical Trainers that could drive a generator and produce electricity, like Bicycle Dynamos. There is also Piezoelectric and Kinetic Energy that can be tapped for energy. Static Electricity can be in excess of 10,000 volts, but because of a low amperage it's harmless! And the person who is exercising and generating energy gets energy credits that can be used towards their energy bill. Not a bad incentive for a strong and healthy body.
Exercise machines can also be made to do other work like turn a mill, a mixer, a clothes washer, a sander or sharpener. They can also run equipment like grinders and water pumps.
Maya Pedal Pedal-Powered Machines Bicimaquinas
Monolift Playground Water Pumps
Roundabout Play Pump uses the energy of children at play to operate a water pump.
Perpetual Motion designs can help create the perfect Human Generator Machine that requires little effort.
Transmission refers to a gearbox that uses gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque conversions from a rotating power source to another device. (power transmission system).
Gear Train are gear teeth designed to ensure the pitch circles of engaging gears roll on each other without slipping, providing a smooth transmission of rotation from one gear to the next.
Epicyclic Gearing consists of two gears mounted so that the center of one gear revolves around the center of the other. A carrier connects the centers of the two gears and rotates to carry one gear, called the planet gear, around the other, called the sun gear. The planet and sun gears mesh so that their pitch circles roll without slip. A point on the pitch circle of the planet gear traces an epicycloid curve. In this simplified case, the sun gear is fixed and the planetary gear(s) roll around the sun gear.
Extreme Reduction - 11 Million to one Gearing (youtube)
Automatic Bicycle Transmission (IVT) (youtube) Ratching technology Infinitely Variable Transmission.
The D-Drive Infinitely Variable Geared Transmission (youtube)
NuVinci Bicycle CVT (youtube)
Evolutionary new bicycle transmission (youtube)
15 speed Cambiogear Bicycle Transmission (youtube)
New invention magnetic transmission system (youtube)
We could even use multiple stationary bikes to drive one big generator, a group effort.
Bicycle Generator Power Pulley Dynamo
Bicycle with Car Alternator 1 Crank = 40 Rotations (youtube)
Bicycle Generator Stand
Pedal Power Bicycle Generator with Power Convertor and Battery
Power Inverter is an electronic device or circuitry that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC).
Make your own no welding pedal stand
Why do you need a Blocking Diode
Limits: The world's smartest Cycling Power Meter
Stationary Bicycle (wiki)
Human Powered 2 Person Ferris Wheel (youtube)
Man-Powered Ferris Wheel (youtube)
Human-Powered, Giant Theme Park Playground: Ai Pioppi in Italy
can also be converted to produce energy.
Fractional Horsepower Motor
Swing Set that Generates Electricity (video)
Workout while you work, or Workout while you Learn and Educate Yourself:
Sit or Stand Table - Posture
Floor Stand for all Best Tablet PCs
Alt Work computer chair with 4 positions
Prolonged Sitting Dangers
HOVR - Unconsciously Burn More Calories at Work
Two great ideas, but these Human actions don't produce energy, Why?
Russian government offers free metro tickets in Moscow in exchange for 30 up-downs in under two minutes.
30 Squats (youtube)
Health Stations give free rides to passengers who perform 10 squats.
Can a Human generate 0.7 horsepower?
Kinetic energy (limb motion), strain energy (muscle force), and thermal energy (body heat) are three main forms of energy that can be harvested from the human body.
More Energy Sources
Without Electricity, you wouldn't be reading this page right now. And it's not because your computer wouldn't work. It's because your Brain wouldn't work.