Pedal Power LED lit night soccer!

My school entered into a "pedal power video" competition, the challenge was to make a video showing how to use alternative sources of energy, so my school had a soccer game at night where we lit the field up using pedal power and generators. This was done by attaching a belt to the back wheel of a bike and hooking it up to a treadmill motor working in reverse for power. Enjoy!

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Neat! What kind of LED lamps were those?
astrozombies138 (author)  Weissensteinburg10 years ago
Ill look at the specs tomorrow, they are LED street lamps that we borrowed from the city.
If you would, see if you can find a company name. Thanks =]
astrozombies138 (author)  Weissensteinburg10 years ago
will do we should still have them in the lab
LinuxH4x0r10 years ago
Sweet, but I'd rater let wind do the work for me. Nice job!
astrozombies138 (author)  LinuxH4x0r10 years ago
Hmm i'll bring that up to my science teacher i got one of my old science teachers on instructables! and he lets me use his science room for experiments n stuff
*sigh* if only a place like this had been around when I was younger. I was kind of the 8th grade Science teacher's apprentice of sorts :-)
astrozombies138 (author)  Goodhart10 years ago
Yeah the science department at my school is wonderful, the man in the video with the Chinese accent is my physics teacher and my teacher for intro to engineering and he gives extra credit when i show him things that I build and explain to him.
Hmm, allowing for a 15 speed bike with the gears still attached would make the ride a lot easier.