Pedal Power! http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Blog of almost daily workouts on the PPPM - Pedal Powered Prime Mover - to generate electricity for use in my home office. en-us Copyright 2007, The WEBworks David Butcher: Pedal Powered Prime Mover http://www.got.net/~davidbu/davidbu/avatar.gif http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen.html David Pedaling the PPPM Today, Thu Jul 02, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hooray for holidays! I'll me puttering around the house. Before tomorrow, I'll have charged my eGo electric moped, headlamp batteries, emergency radio, portable power station, movie camera, mobile phone and tablet, and I'll have checked on the Solar Impulse solar plane using my pedal powered laptop! Today, Wed Jul 01, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hot ride after a long day at work. There was a grid energy alert today, but I'm not worried as long as I have my pedal generator! Today, Tue Jun 30, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hot day and hot evening. I finished charging the eGo electric moped, and also charged all my battery powered devices: iPhone, tablet, NImH batteries, Portable Power station, second laptop, mobile phone, movie camera, and more. Today, Mon Jun 29, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Continuing to charge the eGo and plan improvements to the PPPM. Today, Sun Jun 28, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice evening ride. I tightened the new bottombracket a bit. It's still rolling very smoothly. I partially charged the eGo electric moped. More tomorrow. Today, Fri Jun 26, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Off the the races! Long ride after a hot day. I charged my portable power station, Sonicare toothbrush, iPhone, tablet. mobile phone, NiMH batteries, topped up my Roomba and second laptop, and powerd my primary laptop during the ride. Today, Tue Jun 23, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Just past the solstice. Beautiful weather. nice day for a ride! I am charging all my battery powered devices, including my Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner! Today, Sun Jun 21, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride! I charged the eGo electric moped. I used it to tow a trailer and buy a week of food. It's a challenge to charge it back up in a single ride. It feels great when the ride is done! Today, Sat Jun 20, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Time to ride off the Chicken Kabobs and Garlic Fries from my annual splurge at Willow Glen Dancing on the Avenue! The vendors don't know it, but they were providing fuel to charge my tablet, iPhone, eGo electric moped, portable power station, parked Datsun Roadster, and power my laptop during the ride! Today, Fri Jun 19, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I had my second laptop out yesterday for almost four hours. Time to charge it back up! I'll be powering my primary laptop during the ride as well, and charging my battery powered devices. It's going to be hard work! Today, Wed Jun 17, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice morning ride. Tomorrow I'll add my Sonicare toothbrush to the list of devices plugged in to me. Today, Tue Jun 16, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride on a beautiful morning. I charged the eGo electric moped and portable power station. I also powered my laptop during the ride. I wonder if everyone in Greece will be pedaling for power in a week. Today, Mon Jun 15, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice morning ride. I stayed cool while I charged my eGo electric moped, portable power station, movie camera, iPhone, tablet, and NiMH batteries. The new PPPM bottom bracket seems to be working well! Today, Sun Jun 14, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong ride after a hot day. I charged up the eGo electric moped after going to #freshandeasy to buy a week of food. I alternated between sprints and a breath-catching cruising pace the whole ride. Today, Sat Jun 13, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late late ride after a long day of catching up on life. I installed new batteries in the Roomba so I'll be charging it with PEDAL POWER again starting tomorrow. I am also powering my laptop and charging my tablet, mobile phone, portable power station and eGo electric moped. Today, Fri Jun 12, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I charged my traveling laptop, along with all my other battery powered devices: iPhone, tablet, mobile phone, portable power station, emergency radio, and more. I also powered my Green Virtual Gym laptop so I could surf the Internet during the ride. All powered by me! Today, Wed Jun 10, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride to charge all by battery powered devices. I slso powerd my laptop and caught up on my casual web surving at the same time. Today, Mon Jun 08, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I finished charging my eGo electric moped today, and then finished the ride by powering my laptop for casual web surfing. I also charged my iphone, tablet, mobile phone, movie camera and all my other small electronic devices. Today, Sun Jun 07, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I charged the eGo electric moped after using it to buy food for the week. I was also testing my new Wattmeter, but it's not working out very well. The readings are erratic and they seem to be reading about ten times to high. It might be electrical noise. Today, Thu Jun 04, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride. I charged my second laptop while powering my first laptop for my casual web surfing, and I charged all my battery powered devices at the same time. I have an inverter with perhaps a dozen power supplies plugged into it, each charging a different devices. Today, Wed Jun 03, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Beautiful evening with a pink sunset. I'm pedaling power into my second laptop while I surf the web on my first laptop, and I'm simultaneously charging my eGo electric moped, portable power station, iPhone, tablet, movie camera, and more. All these devices are powered ONLY by me! Today, Tue Jun 02, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another beautiful evening. I'm charging everything: iPhone, tablet, eGo electric moped, movie camera, three cell phones, emergency radio, portable power station and I'm powering my laptop for the entire ride. Today, Mon Jun 01, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Beautiful sunset. I'm charging my eGo electric moped, portable power station, iPhone, tablet and powering my laptop. My small battery powered devices have been powered by me for the past ten years. Today, Sun May 31, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Off to the "gym" (it's the garage, where the PPPM and the batteries live) to pedal. I'll power my laptop and check on the progress of http://www.solarimpulse.com/widget-energy Solar Impulse. Today, Thu May 28, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html A fast ride on a beautiful evening. I'm charging my spare laptop, powering my PPPM laptop and web surfing while I ride. I'm also charging my iPhone, mobile phone, tablet, and movie camera. Looking forward to the weekend. Today, Tue May 26, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great to be riding again after a brief pause. The PPPM has a new bottom bracket - I wore the old one out! Now I am charging all my battery devices including razor, movie camera, iPhone, tablet, NiMH batteries, portable power station and eGo electric moped! Meanwhile, carbon dioxide keeps climbing, and global weather is getting more extreme. Today, Sat May 23, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice Saturday. I use Human Power to power my laptop al day while I solved a particularly tough networking problem. Then I rode my eGo electric moped to Fresh and Easy towing a trailer and filled it with a week of food! Time to charge both systems back up. Today, Thu May 21, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice hard pedal to convert stress and nervous tension into pure, clean electricity. I charged everything: clocks, radios, razors, electric drills, flashlights, portable power station, eGo electric moped, and I even powered my laptop during the ride. ALL of those devices are powered by me. Today, Sun May 17, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html End of a long weekend. Lots of charging: Laptop, eGo electric moped, mobile phone and tablet, portable power station and even NiMH batteries for my headlamp. Today, Sat May 16, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I charged my razor, eGo electric moped, portable power station, second laptop and more! Today, Fri May 15, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html A powerful ride to charge the eGo electric moped after using it to shop for a week of food! I pulled a trailer and everything fit. Now I'll pedal the energy back so it will be ready next week. That just saved a car trip!