This is part 5 of an ~8-part series I’m doing on bike-powered devices. If you’ve got a link to another device that should be included or a better-documented version of any of these, comment below or email me and I’ll add it to my last post in the series, summarizing all the interesting pedal-powered projects we’ve found by category. I learned about most of these devices through the old-news Innovate or Die contest.
Here are bike-powered household (but non-kitchen) tools. My favorite, the bike sweeper:
Carb-load and then build:
- Washing machine
- If you must have a TV, at least pedal-power it!
- Christmas lights (ok, a portable generator connected to christmas lights…)
What else in your house deserves pedal power?