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, Mon Apr 24, 2017 I Generated 115.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast morning ride. I charged my iPhone and tablet, movie camera, NiMH batteries, electrol battery, and powered my laptop. Today, Sun Apr 23, 2017 I Generated 115.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I charged the Roomba, multiple NiMH batteries for flashlights, my iPhone and tablet, the Portable Power Station, and more. I also powered my laptop and did all my casual web surfing powered by me! Today, Sat Apr 22, 2017 I Generated 115.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice afternoon ride to keep everything charged. I charged my new flashlight, portable power station, roomba, and all my phones and tablets. I also powered my laptop so I could check on Arctic Ice and Earth Day celebrations! Today, Fri Apr 21, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride. I powered my laptop and charged my iPhone, tablet, movie camera, mobile phone, and other battery powered devices. Today, Thu Apr 20, 2017 I Generated 115.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast morning ride. I powered my laptop for casual web surfing and charged all my small devices. Earth Day is just two days away! Today, Tue Apr 18, 2017 I Generated 115.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride. I charged all my small devices and powered my laptop. More Americans are starting to believe in Global Warming. About time. Today, Mon Apr 17, 2017 I Generated 116.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride. I finished charging the Roomba, and spent the ride surfing the web on my pedal-powered laptop. I also charged my iPhone, tablet, and mobile phone. Today, Sun Apr 16, 2017 I Generated 115.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong ride to charge the Roomba after using it to vacuum half the house. I also charged an electric drill battery and all my portable devices: iPhone, tablet, mobile phone and movie camera. I powered my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Sat Apr 15, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast daytime ride. I powered my laptop and charged my Roomba, portable power station, iPhone and tablet. I also charged an electric drill battery. Today, Wed Apr 12, 2017 I Generated 114.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast power generating ride. I charged my Roomba, powered my laptop, and charged my iPhone, tablet, and movie camera. It occurred to me recently that the gardeners in my neighborhood make more pollution with their equipment than all the neighbordhood cars put together. Today, Tue Apr 11, 2017 I Generated 115.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong ride. I charged NiMH batteries, the portable power station, my Roomba, and powered my laptop. I also charged my mobile phone and tablet. Today, Mon Apr 10, 2017 I Generated 115.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Pedaling hard to prepare for a possible Padal Generator demonstration at TechShop. I charged my Roomba, razor, iPhone and tablet, movie camera, and several NiMH batteries. I also powered my laptop during the ride. Today, Sun Apr 09, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html In spite of all my pedaling, we have lost the Great Barrier Reef. As long as we contunue to burn petroleum - coal, oil and natural gas - our environment as we know it will continue to degrade. By taking my small devices off the grid and riding my bike instead of driving, I'm doing what I can lessen my impact. Today, Sat Apr 08, 2017 I Generated 115.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great ride to charge all my small devices. I charged my portable power station, iPhone and tablet, Roomba, and powered my laptop. Today I finished the basic fence post concrete popper. I hope to eliminate the use of freesh concrete every time a post is replaced. Today, Fri Apr 07, 2017 I Generated 115.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride, with a little extra because someone bought a set of PPPM plans! I charged the Roomba, portable power station, iPhone and tablet, and NiMH batteries. Some of my friends were without power due to storms. There was discussion between them about how a PPPM would have been good to have! Today, Thu Apr 06, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late ride but invigorating. I charged my Roomba, portable power station, iPhone and tablet, and powereed my laptop during the ride. Today, Wed Apr 05, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Daydreaming about how to build a machine that enables concrete fence post holes to be re-used. Charging all my devices as I ride. My idea of a good time! Today, Tue Apr 04, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice early evening ride. I charged all my small battery powered devices: razor, Sonicate, Roomba, iPhone and tablet, portable power station and emergency radio. I also powered my laptop for casual web surfing. Today, Mon Apr 03, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html It's going to be a long night but I am inspired by my power-generating ride. I finished charging a Lithium power drill battery, topped off my Roomba vacuum cleaner, and powererd my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Sun Apr 02, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Long hard day inventing a way to re-use fence post holes - the concrete ones. Concrete production creates vast quantities of CO2. Tonight I charged the drill battery from the activity, powered my laptop, and charged my other small devices. Today, Fri Mar 31, 2017 I Generated 116.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html A little extra to help the planet a bit more. I charged my Roomba and all my small battery powered devices. I also powered my laptop during the ride. Today, Thu Mar 30, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Brisk ride at the end of the month. I finished charging my Roomba and powered my laptop. I also charged my iPhone, tablet, portable power station, and movie camera. Today, Wed Mar 29, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong ride after a few days off. I charged my Roomba, iPhone, tablet, movie camera, and portable power station. I also powered my laptop during the ride, Today, Sat Mar 25, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Very nice day. I charged my Roomba, portable power station, iPhone and tablet, and powered my laptop during the ride. Arctic ice has melted to the level it would ordinarily reach in mid-May. Today, Fri Mar 24, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Evening ride on a dreary night. I charged my Roomba, movie camera, portable power station, tablet and iPhone, and my other battery powered devices. I also powered two Cree 60-watt equivalent LED bulbs and charged my large battery bank. All powered by me! Today, Thu Mar 23, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another nice fast ride. Powering my devices always inspires me. I powered my laptop and charged my Roomba, iPhone, tablet, and other devices. Today, Wed Mar 22, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice smooth ride. I charged my usual gear: phones, tabled, movie camers, Roomba, radio, NiMH batteries and powered my laptop during the ride. I checked ice at both North and South poles - record lows in both locations. Today, Tue Mar 21, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html another strong ride. I charged my Roomba, portable power station, iPhone and tablet, and more. Meanwhile, temperature records fall and deniers remain unconvinced. Today, Mon Mar 20, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Still charging the new grass shears, alongwith the Roomba, movie camera, mobile phone, tablet, portable power station, and more. Today, Sun Mar 19, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Busi weekend. The new PPPM pedal generator roller hub is working well. Tonight I'm charging my Roomba, hand hedge trimmer, portable power station, iPhone, tablet, movie camers, and emergency radio. Today, Sat Mar 18, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I invented a new way to hold the roller on the PPPM shaft. I'll be testing it this evening while I ride. I'll charge my Roomba, iPhone, mobile phone, portable power station, and power my laptop during the ride.