Pedal Powered World, #2: Sustainability

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This is part 2 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 some “sustainability” gadgets you can power with a modified bike. Sustainability for this post means things that don’t fit into one of the other categories of bike-powered devices I set up (kitchen, outdoor tools, shop tools, household tools, power generation, bikes being more than bikes). I particularly like the nut sheller, although I need to figure out more detail before trying my own:

Also shift through:

How else can pedaling sustain the world?

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Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman makes stuff, some of which works. He invites you to drive a bike for a living (, stop killing your garden (, and live in an off-grid shipping container (

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