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 Sep 18, 2017 I Generated 50.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Short ride due to mechanical difficulties with a new genertor, but I still managed to top off my iPhone and camera. Looking forward to a full ride tomorrow! Today, Thu Sep 14, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice evening ride to top off the charge on the Roomba, charge my mobile phone and tablet, emergency radio, and power my laptop for casual web surfing. Today, Wed Sep 13, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong evening ride. I'm practicing for Vivia Calle San Jose, Bike Palo Alto, and Catalina Mountain Biking! I fear no hill, and my devices are all powered by ME! Today, Tue Sep 12, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Brisk morning ride. I charged my Roomba and checked on the melting Arctic ice using my pedal powered laptop. Today, Mon Sep 11, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late evening pedal after being too tired to handle the morning climb. I charged my Roomba, iPhone, tablet, Nokia antique mobile phone, movie camers, emergency radio, and more. Viva Calle San Jose bike ride this weekend, and I'm in shape for it! Today, Sat Sep 09, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late evening ride. Thinking about Hurricane Irma. The storm surge will get steadily worse as the oceans rise. We need to move beyond the Carbon economy. Today, Sat Sep 09, 2017 I Generated 120.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I pedaled a little extra because, after visiting my friend in Portland for two week,s I weight a little extra! I shall convert the weight into electricity. I charged my Roomba and used my pedal-powered laptop to check on Irma. Today, Fri Sep 08, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Long ride in the window at TechShop, powering a 40 inch TV! Meanwhile Irma, a gigantic climate-change-fueled mega hurricane, heads for Florida. Today, Thu Sep 07, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Brisk morning ride. Thinking of almost a million Puerto Ricans without power. I charged all my battery powered devices and read about Irma on my pedal-powered laptop. Today, Mon Sep 04, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hard ride on a hot day. I charged my Roomba, tablet, mobile phone, powered my Echo Dot, and powered my laptop so I could check news. Today, Sun Sep 03, 2017 I Generated 55.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Short ride due to heat. Fun, though, as I powered an Echo DOT and had a conversation with it. Today, Sat Sep 02, 2017 I Generated 155.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html 55 Wh Yesterday and 100 Wh today! It's great to be riding again. Today, Wed Aug 30, 2017 I Generated 55.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Back from a long break. First ride is always the hardest. I charged my phone, iPhone, tablet, Roomba, and powered my laptop. Today, Fri Aug 11, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Half a ride at home, and half a ride at TechShop, powering a 40 inch LCD television, LED lights, cooling fan and Chromecast. Today, Thu Aug 10, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast ride to charge all my battery powered devices. I'll be ready when the big one hits ;-) Today, Fri Jul 28, 2017 I Generated 65.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Short ride due to a late night of work last night. I still managed to charge the Roomba, iPhone, tablet, and NiMH batteries. I also read news on my pedal powered laptop! Today, Thu Jul 27, 2017 I Generated 120.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast morning ride. I read the news on my pedal powered laptop. and charged my movie camera, iPhone, tablet, NiMH batteries, and other battery powered devices. Today, Wed Jul 26, 2017 I Generated 120.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I powered my laptop to read abou tthe fires in France, and also the latest incredible changes being made by our executive branch of government. Unhappy times for so many Americans. Today, Tue Jul 25, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride. I felt powerful as I charged my Roomba, NiMH batteries, iPhone and other devices, and powered my laptop. Meanwhile Arctic ice is near a record melting level. Also, Tesla MOdel 3 debuted this week! Today, Mon Jul 24, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast morning ride. I powered my laptop and charged my Roomba, along with other battery powered devices. Today, Sun Jul 23, 2017 I Generated 120.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast morning pedal to recharge the Roomba, power my laptop, and recharge all my small devices: movie camera, razor, emergency radio, iPhone, tablet, and NiMH batteries. Today, Sat Jul 22, 2017 I Generated 165.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Double ride. I powered my laptop and charged my movie camera, iPhone, Roomba, and NiMH batteries on the first ride, and demonstrated powering a 40 inch TV at TechGhop for two hours on the second ride! Today, Fri Jul 21, 2017 I Generated 175.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Two rides today: morning ride to charge all my battery powered devices and power my laptop for casual web surfing, and then a SECOND ride at TechShop to demonstrate the PPPM! Today, Wed Jul 19, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I have a mild cold, but that didn't stop me. I charged the Roomba, iPhone, NiMH batteries, emergency radio, movie camera, and all my other battery powered devices. Today, Mon Jul 17, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Back from vacation. First thing I did was ride! I charged the Roomba, NiMH batteries, iPhone, movie camera, and mobile phone. All powered by me! Today, Thu Jun 29, 2017 I Generated 115.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong morning ride. Reading news on my pedal powered laptop and charging my movie camera, razor, mobile phone, iPhone, tablet, and emergency radio. Today, Tue Jun 27, 2017 I Generated 115.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Pedaling fast to charge my iPhone, camera, razor, Roomba, and power my laptop. Today, Sun Jun 25, 2017 I Generated 115.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast morning ride after a late night pedaling at TechShop! I charges my Roomba, NiMh batteries, movie camera, mobile phone, tablet, and powered my laptop. Today, Sat Jun 24, 2017 I Generated 155.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another double-ride day. I rode the PPPM to charge my Roomba, iPhone, tablet, movie camera, and other devices, and then I went to TechShop and rode the PPPM pedal generator there to power a 40 inch TV for people waiting in line for a Comedy show. Today, Tue Jun 20, 2017 I Generated 65.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another short, hot ride. Not as hot as Phoenix! As Human-caused global warming gradually cooks us, the next casualty will be air travel on hot days. We'll have to redesign airplanes for a hotter Earth. They are part of the reason the earth is heating up! Ironic. Today, Mon Jun 19, 2017 I Generated 55.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I started late and wilted under the heat. I still managed to charge my Roomba and power my laptop.