Pedal Power

Pedal Power

An artist who makes paper from cloth had a machine to help break down the cloth. Rather than plugging the machine into an outlet, he connected it to a bicycle mounted on a trainer and used the rear wheel to power the machine. People at the festival took turns powering the machine.


10 thoughts on “Pedal Power

  1. Crooked Tracks

    One year they had some bicycles at our State Fair and a person could ride the bike and turn on light bulbs. It was a lot of fun and not as easy as it looked πŸ™‚

  2. milfordstreet Post author

    The Museum of Science in Boston had (perhaps still has) something similar. They had different watt bulbs so you could see how many you could light. I think I was able to get the first two but never the third.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      That is so true…although Gilligan would have had the bamboo bike. Have you seen they are making some frames from bamboo now. They are held together with some type of resin. Perhaps Gilligan is smarter than we thought.


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