Title

Exercise Bike Charging Station

Presenter Information

Marie Goheen

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Gyms across the nation depend on vast amounts of energy to keep them running so that people can expel vast amounts of energy to be physically fit. Would it not make sense to harness the energy of the people to run the gyms? With that thought in mind, University Recreation of Central Washington University requested a functional display of sustainable exercise equipment for their center. University Recreation donated a spinning bike to be converted to charge small devices (e.g., laptops, cell phones, etc.) with no permanent changes to be made to the bike. This paper highlights the attachment piece only and will detail the engineering process with results based on the amount of energy the rider is able to create.

Poster Number

9

Faculty Mentor(s)

Roger Beardsley

Additional Mentoring Department

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Exercise Bike Charging Station

SURC Ballroom C/D

Gyms across the nation depend on vast amounts of energy to keep them running so that people can expel vast amounts of energy to be physically fit. Would it not make sense to harness the energy of the people to run the gyms? With that thought in mind, University Recreation of Central Washington University requested a functional display of sustainable exercise equipment for their center. University Recreation donated a spinning bike to be converted to charge small devices (e.g., laptops, cell phones, etc.) with no permanent changes to be made to the bike. This paper highlights the attachment piece only and will detail the engineering process with results based on the amount of energy the rider is able to create.