San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Magnificent Revolution have been working with bicycle generators since 2007 when we debuted our first Cycle-powered Cinema Stage at the Big Chill Festival. Since then we have pioneered the use of bicycle generators in workshops with children and adults to provide a hands-on experience of electronics, energy and cycling. We continue to develop our bicycle generator equipment and produce large scale events at Shambala Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Thames Festival, as well as our regular Cycle-In Cinemas at Hackney City Farm.
We run these adult workshops for those interested in learning the ins and outs of pedal power generators. Our workshops have a good balance of theory and hands-on experience.Participants can discover how to use their own bike as part of a small power station, capable of powering projectors, computers, stereos, TVs and other small household appliances.
Participants take turns in constructing 3 different types of pedal powered systems. The 3 scenarios provide insight into the various equipment used in renewable systems and the pros and cons of these systems.
Basic D.I.Y skills are an advantage but are not essential to take part in any of our workshops.
- Basic system design
- Load assessment
- Power generation
- Electricity storage using batteries
- Conversion of DC to AC electricity by inverters
- Control and monitoring of power.
Participants should bring a notebook and pencil and we'll make a big pot of vegan food if you're hungry...