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, Sat Jul 23, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late evening ride after a long hot day. I powered my laptop and charged my Roomba. I also charged mu iPhone, tablet, and movie cmaera. Today, Thu Jul 21, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Pedaling off the energy I have built up from a long workday. I charged my roomba, portable power station, iPhone and tablet, and all my small battery powered devices. Today, Mon Jul 18, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Cool evening makes it easy to generate power. I'm charging my Roomba, eGo electric moped, iPhone, tablet, movie camera, and powering my laptop - all at once! Today, Sun Jul 17, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Beautiful evening. I'm powering my laptop and charging my eGo electric moped, portable power station, iphone pand tablet, and also my Roomba. I also ran my air compressor with power from me and filled tires. Today, Fri Jul 15, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html TGIF - time to generate some elctricity. This weekend I'll run and charge the Roomba, charge mu tablet, phone and movie camera, and I'll power my laptop during the ride so I can check on the Arctic Ice melt with a clear consience! Today, Thu Jul 14, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html late night pedal to relieve stress and charge batteries. Horrible news from Nice, France. I read about it on my pedal powered laptop. Today, Tue Jul 12, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Brisk evening ride after a challenging day at work. I powered my laptop and used it to review all my favorite pages on the world wide web. At the same time I charged all my small battery powered devices. Today, Mon Jul 11, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice cool evening ride. I powered my laptop and charged all my devices: Roomba, portable power station, eGo electric moped, iPhone, emergency radio, movie camera, and more! Meanwhile, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is turning into the Great Barren Reef, thanks to our CO2 emissions. Today, Sun Jul 10, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html What a beautiful day. Perfect sun and tempaerature. Too bad everything in the ocean around Australia is dying! I'll watch the results of our fossil fuel frenzy on my pedal powered laotop and wonder when the madness will stop. Today, Fri Jul 08, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice ride after a long, hard work week. I charged my Roomba, portable power station, iPhone and tablet. I also powered my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Thu Jul 07, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice evening ride. I charged the Roomba and powered my laptop. I also charged all my spall battery powered devices. Today, Tue Jul 05, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast evening ride. The PPPM is running well. I finished charging the Roomba and powered my laptop for the entire ride. I also charged my Portable Power Station, tablet, and mobile phone./ Today, Mon Jul 04, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Happy 4th of July, America. I enjoyed my energy independence by pedaling my laptop and watching live streaming fireworks. Today, Sun Jul 03, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I missed a ride - and it makes me crabby and tired. I'm going to catch up this evening. I just added a large capacitor to my pedal powered air compressor and it runs so much better I am astonished. The capacitor has eliminated arcing at the brushes and the motor has stopped stalling. It's like an electronic "flywheel" and it works great! Today, Fri Jul 01, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Holiday weekend. I have a lot of housework planned, and some solar system troubleshooting too. I'll have charged devices, thanks to my Friday night pedal generator ride. I'll also power my laptop and catch up on casual web surfing. Today, Thu Jun 30, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Powering my devices always inspires me. I powered my laptop, reading lights, and cooling fan while riding. I also charged my eGo electric moped and my Roomba! Today, Wed Jun 29, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another nice cruise on the Pedal Generator. I read about penguin habitat disappearing because we drive cars and Puerto Rico being bailed out - or rather Puerto Rico speculators being bailed out. The world keeps turning like my flywheel except wthe world consumes needs energy, while I create it :-) Today, Tue Jun 28, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I powered my laptop and charged my eGo electric moped. I also charged all my small battery powered devices. Today, Mon Jun 27, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice cool morning ride. I powered my laptop as I read about the British Brexit meltdown, checked the tanking stock market, and reviewed the record Arctic ice melt. Happy Monday. At least everything I own is fully charged! Today, Sun Jun 26, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late ride to avoid the heat. Lots of Solar Power in the California Energy mix - all needed today. There is some Pedal Power too! I powered my laptop, and charged all my small devices. Today, Sat Jun 25, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late night pedal to avoid afternoon heat. I powered my laptop for al lmy casual web surfing, including checking the arctic ice, which we are melting at a record rate. Withough the ice to reflect sunlight, more water will evaporate snd come down in unlikely places - like West Virginia. Today, Fri Jun 24, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Wow, that a catastrophe in Britain! It won't stop me from pedaling. I'm charging everything and powering my laptop as I read about The Great Mistake Britain just made. Today, Thu Jun 23, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great ride - I charged a cordless drill battery, three NiMH batteries, my Roomba, iPhone, tablet, movie camera, portable power station emergency radio, eGo Electric moped, and powered my laptop all at the same time! Meanwhile the UK voted to exit the EU. Today, Wed Jun 22, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I powered my laptop and charged my Roomba, eGo electric moped, iPhone and tablet, and charged NiMH batteries. I even stored extra energy in my main battery bank. Today, Tue Jun 21, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast morning ride. I charged my Roomba, Portable Power Statin, eGo electric moped, iPhone and tablet, and powered my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Mon Jun 20, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Cool morning - at least here it's cool. New heat records coming today in Southern California. The huge methane leak forced the closure of a natural gas storage facility, and now there may be rolling blackouts. Cause and effect. Solar will provide 20% of the electricity at the peak of the day today. Without that, we would literally run out of gas. Today, Sun Jun 19, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice brisk pedal after a warm day, but nothing like Burbank, CA! I charged all my bettery powered devices without using any grid power. Good thing - rolling blackouts possible tomorrow. I'm not worried! Today, Sat Jun 18, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html After a fun Dancing in the Avenue, I have lots of snax and treats to work off! Foot to energy. Energy from me to my devices! Today, Fri Jun 17, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html TGIF - and time for some power riding! I charged my Roomba, portable power station, eGo electric moped, mobile phone and tablet, movie camers, emergency radio, and pwoered my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Wed Jun 15, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another powerful ride. This time I powered my laptop and studied documents for work at the same time. I charged all my battery powered devices and also topped off my large energy users: eGo electric moped, Roomba, and portable power station. Today, Tue Jun 14, 2016 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride. I finished charging the Roomba and powered my laptop during the entire ride.