sLEDgehammer (Interactive Bike-Powered Game)

Mar 26, 2018Posted by in Product Videos, sLEDgehammer | Comments Off on sLEDgehammer (Interactive Bike-Powered Game)

sLEDgehammer (Interactive Bike-Powered Game)

The sLEDgehammer is an interactive light challenge that harkens back to the classic carnival Sledgehammer game. But here, the aim is to convert your peak power output to a beautiful light display.

The sLEDgehammer is accurate, motivating, and visible from anywhere in the venue. It’s a fun way to get your event participants thinking, cheering, and breathing.

Also check out this post about the evolution of the sLEDgehammer project and the video below:

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Off the Wall

Jun 8, 2017Posted by in Featured Products, Off the Wall, Products, Recharge Station | Comments Off on Off the Wall

Off the Wall

Whether you want to party off the grid, charge your phone after a natural disaster, get your kids exercising, or teach energy efficiency in an interactive way (or all of the above!), the Off the Wall Pro gives you a way to generate immediately usable electricity directly from your bicycle.

Our customers asked for a more affordable pedal-power option than the Utility Box, and we responded with the Off the Wall. We’ve redesigned our generating hub so it directly generates high-voltage electricity within the hub – more efficiently and more cost-effectively than the Utility Box.

With the Off the Wall, you can actually feel the energy flowing from your body into your favorite computer, television, video game, or stereo system. It’s a great way to teach kids about the energy demand of different devices – things that use a lot of electricity take a lot of work to power up. Things that don’t, don’t.

But the best part of using the Off the Wall is knowing that nearly all the power coming from your muscles is converted into electricity for your computer or other device, without unnecessary voltage conversions cutting into efficiency.

Off The Wall Pro

Features of Off The Wall Pro:

  • Has all the benefits of our Off The Wall Generator Stand but with stable sleek all-ages Pro frame
  • Internal LED lighting tells you it’s working and attracts attention
  • Internals (magnets, coils and wiring) are visible through clear case – teaching tool

Specs:

  • Compatible with devices that have a switching power supply (will read “INPUT: 100 – 240V” on back of device, as seen below)
  • Capable of generating 300W continuous output without getting warm. 300W sustained output is very challenging for most pedalers to sustain!

You can also purchase the Off The Wall as a kit for your bike:

Off The Wall beta

Features of our Off The Wall Kit:

  • Fits almost any bike. No need to change any part of the bike*. *Rear quick release skewer must be ‘enclosed cam’ to be compatible with our stand. Available for free with your purchase upon request.
  • Attaches & detaches in minutes. You roll right up!
  • Highest power capacity tire rolling dynamo on the market
  • Standard model fits 24”, 26”, 29” and 700c wheels
  • Small model fits 20” wheels (many kid’s bikes and folding bikes)
  • The included stand elevates the rear wheel, allowing you to do other pedal powered activities in the future, such as blending and spin-art

Off The Wall works with XMas lights!

You can also run a bumpin’ dance party sound system out in a meadow or deep in the woods without the noise, stink, and hassle of a gas generator. You can even carry the Off the Wall on the back of your bike simply by strapping the stand to the back of your rack after clamping it to your axle – no need for a bike trailer.

Off-the-Wall

Like our Roll Up DC generator, Off The Wall is available for cargo bikes with center stands allow for stationary pedaling.

Compatibility & Ideal Bikes

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  • Knob style QR skewers or axle nuts (stand not compatible with internally geared hubs with thru axle shifting)
  • Tires with smooth center tread
  • Geared bikes increase pedaling comfort – allow rider to find the ideal cadence

The Off the Wall is not compatible with our electronic activities, like the Recharge Station. Instead you can create a low-cost approach to cell phone recharging by connecting the Off the Wall to a compatible USB Charger with a switching power supply (input: 100v -240v). Long-time Pedal Power advocate and innovator, Mike Cobb, recently did this at Standing Rock, which attracted the attention of CNN sent journalist Sara Sidner.

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The Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment

Dec 16, 2016Posted by in Product Videos | Comments Off on The Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment

The Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment

 


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Fender Blender Mundo

Nov 14, 2016Posted by in Fender Blender Mundo, Products | Comments Off on Fender Blender Mundo

Fender Blender Mundo

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An homage to the original Fender Blender bike blender. You can toss this in one of your Mundo bags, roll to an event, set up your rig, and put your High Performance pitcher to work making blended beverages, sauces, soups, or whatever else you can think of.

The Fender Blender Mundo fits the Mundo V3, V4, and V5 models.

The Mundo and the FBM are a great combination. During the week you commute and do the shopping. On Sunday, you roll to the park and crank out smoothies at the Barbeque. You don’t need tools to set up your bike for blending. This version gives you 2x the volume and power with the High Performance upgrade.

The FBM fits the Mundo V3, V4 and V5 models*. You can blend using the Mundo’s centerstand.  For extra stability and if time allows, take the side loader bars off the Mundo and install our stationary stand. Or, for a faster stable stand, put milk crates under the side loader bars and attaching them with cam straps, –as you can see the in the photos from Yuba above!

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*Note: it is necessary to remove or modify the rack deck and rear fender for the blender to mount properly

 

 

Please inquire for SpinArt compatibility.

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Generator Pro

Oct 19, 2016Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro Related Products, Featured Products, Generator Pro, Products, sLEDgehammer, sLEDgehammer Related Products | Comments Off on Generator Pro

Generator Pro

 

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When you do events with Pedal Power, especially with groups of pedalers, it’s good to have a simple, comfortable bike that looks inviting and leaves no option but to get on and pedal. The Generator Pro is that bike. It has no gears, no brakes — only the seat to adjust. The handlebars don’t even turn. Nothing rubs the tire, nothing gets hot, and no parts wear out when people pedal for hours on end at events.

What it does have is a large and effective brushless generator wheel. The size of it creates a flywheel effect that smooths out people’s pedal strokes. The magnets and coils inside the hub never touch each other. The power comes through a cable at the center of the wheel. The hub is rated for more power than even the strongest Tour de France riders can summon.

The frame of the bike has a very wide size range. You’ll see 7-year-olds high-fiving adults as they pedal alongside each other. All you have to do is make sure the seat is adjusted for each rider. The ease, comfort, and fun of people pedaling in groups are what this bike was designed for.

18 matching rainbow colored Generator Pros.

Above: 18 Generator Pros in use at our Pedal Powered Stage at PedalFest in Oakland’s Jack London Square, an event benefiting our local bike advocacy org Bike East Bay. Please note: Wheelcovers are not a standard feature but are available as an option with your purchase.

This generator is for customers who want the best, like the way it looks in a group, and desire the benefits of its simplicity. The lack of unnecessary features in this high-performance generator allows your staff to direct their attention to other things at your events, like people!

Watch this video and see all the different ways the Generator Pro was used at PoliticalFest2016 at the Democratic National Convention.

 

Key features:

-Compatible with any Rock The Bike electrical activity, such as the Recharge Station, the sLEDgehammer, the Utility Box.

-Consistent performance thanks to its large flywheel-grade generator hub.

-Cruise-y looking and comfy. Looks great as a group at events.

-Powerful gear ratio. Those who want to crank won’t be disappointed.

-Uses the same frame as our Fender Blender Pro — with the same wide size range.  You can add that activity later.

-Can be branded — see our examples.

-User manual.

Tech Specs:

-The Generator Pro is not a complete activity by itself. You must match it to one of Rock The Bike’s compatible Electrical Activities, which each have their own level of difficulty. For example, if you want usable AC power, you’ll want to match up the Generator Pro to the Pedal Power Utility Box. If you pedal the Gen Pro on its own with no matching circuit, it will have no resistance and the wheel will just spin faster and faster.

-Voltage output is nominally 24, but will be pegged to the load you connect. It will work best with 24V systems (all of Rock The Bike’s systems are 24V systems).

-A 20′ Rectifier Cable is included, terminating in a Neutrik NL-2 connector. Without the Rectifier Cable you won’t have usable DC power but 3-phase AC power. If you want a different connector or bare wires at the end of your Rectifier Cable, please let us know at the time of your order and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs. A common alternative to the Neutrik NL-2 in the Pedal Power world is the Anderson Powerpole connector, which we can easily substitute upon request.

We’ve made a handy-dandy guide to help you navigate our electrical activities.

Check it out!

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sLEDgehammer, Recharge Stations, DJ Booth in use at convention

Sep 22, 2016Posted by in Generator Pro, Product Videos, sLEDgehammer | Comments Off on sLEDgehammer, Recharge Stations, DJ Booth in use at convention

sLEDgehammer, Recharge Stations, DJ Booth in use at convention

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