Pedal Powered World, #5: Household Tools

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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:

What else in your house deserves pedal power?

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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