Introduction: Cycle Phone Charger

When I ride a bicycle,the battery of my phone often gets used up

and then I can't do any work on my cell phone or call anyone.

So I thought of making a cycle phone charger.

This is a charger which takes energy form your bicycle

and converts it into electrical energy which is then used to charge phone.

So now lets begin..

Step 1: Materials Required

    For making 5V regulator

    • A 10uf capacitor
    • A 1uf capacitor
    • 1 L7805
    • PC board
    • Wires
    • A soldering iron(for soldering wires)

    For making generator we need-

    • A gear box with motor in it as shown in the image, you can get this from 'LED Full Color 360 degree Rotating Crystal Lamp' as shown/Dynamo such that it gives at least +9V when its shaft is turned even slowly.
    • A rubber wheel

    • M-seal

    • A strong cello tape

    • And an USB port

    Step 2: Fixing Rubber Wheel to Gear Box

    Take M-seal, gear box and rubber wheel.

    Mix the M-seal.

    Step 3:

    Fit it in the middle of the rubber wheel.

    Pierce the rod in the M-seal and leave it for 3-4 hours. So,that it could get solid.

    Step 4: Fixing of Gear Box

    Cut a piece of cello tape and

    fix the gearbox in your bicycle with help of cello tape such that

    the rubber wheel touches the rim of the bicycle so it can be turned.

    Step 5: Making 5v Regulator

    Connect the L7805 and capacitors in PC board

    according to the circuit given. A voltage between

    7v to 15v 1A current can be given as the input.

    You can also see steps to make a 5V regulator on Instructables.

    Step 6:

    Connect the regulator to gear box as shown.


    Step 7:

    Connect the positive wire of the USB port to +5V output

    and connect the negative wire of the USB to the negative wire of regulator.

    Step 8:

    Now fix the whole system to your bicycle and now it is ready for use.

    Step 9:

    Just connect to your mobile and rotate the pedal.


    HelloProjects made it!(author)2016-09-09

    How long do the wires need to be?

    PragyaS1 made it!(author)2015-04-28

    Where can I buy an external USB port? I've looked in several places and can't seem to find one.

    SiddharthS95 made it!(author)2016-08-19

    Hello pragyaS1, it's good to inform you that you can find usb female port in an old phone charger.

    ShadabS6 made it!(author)2016-01-25

    Can i set this arrangemnt on my bike

    shaikh.bony made it!(author)2015-02-17

    Thanks for the post Rajat!
    btw, i have an old cycle dynamo that was in use for lighting the headlight.what modifications i must make to turn it into a phone charger?

    PragyaS1 made it!(author)2015-01-31

    Does it matter what voltage capacitor I get? If so, could you possibly send me a link or website from where I can get one, please?

    Rajat+Cool made it!(author)2015-02-01

    No it doesn't really matter.

    paul+dito made it!(author)2015-01-26

    Yeah, it can use some refinement, but technically it's good stuff. When I was a kid I had a dynamo that lit a headlamp using the exact same arrangement/technology... I get a little tired of 3d printed solutions. I don't have access to a 3d printer...keep up the good work!

    Rajat+Cool made it!(author)2015-01-28

    Thank you paul dito for appreciation.

    Mr+AbAk made it!(author)2015-01-13

    Rajat it gives output 5v but these days many chargers give output 5.1v so that your device quickly charges...
    so it will charge the device slowly...

    paul+dito made it!(author)2015-01-26

    Mr Abak, think about your reply. Are you trying to say 100mV makes a difference? Do the math and report back to support your claim. Think about current while charging, not voltage...

    Rajat+Cool made it!(author)2015-01-14

    It will not affect the speed because my charger can give 5.3V at top speed.

    Adam+HaziqSalleh made it!(author)2015-01-03

    i like your instructables and your idea in making this thing but it would be better if you can make it more neater because it was a little bit messy.. keep doing things like this especially accesories for bicycle

    Rajat+Cool made it!(author)2015-01-10

    I will surely make my next instructables neat

    ali.bradley.18 made it!(author)2015-01-21

    personally i liked the 'messy' style. it made the tutorial very easy to follow. i often find projects with specific parts hard to source or aren't exact in your country. with this project i know what to upgrade and what is necessary to make it function. thanks for the great tutorial.

    Vsevolodovich made it!(author)2015-01-10

    can i use this to any smartphones??i am so afraid it will explode..

    Rajat+Cool made it!(author)2015-01-10

    Don't worry it will not explode.

    Mr+AbAk made it!(author)2015-01-04

    Good instructable,
    nice start and
    this one was a headstart for you...

    Rajat+Cool made it!(author)2015-01-10

    Oh, yes it was head start for me and thanks for appreciation.

    tadame made it!(author)2015-01-03

    You should patien that really smart

    Rajat+Cool made it!(author)2015-01-10

    Thanks tadame.

    Mr+AbAk made it!(author)2015-01-03

    Nice instructable!!!!

    Rajat+Cool made it!(author)2015-01-10

    Thanks .

    profort made it!(author)2015-01-08


    Rajat+Cool made it!(author)2015-01-08

    Thank You profort for your appreciation

    Radiat1on made it!(author)2015-01-04

    You could use a piece of lexan and heat it until it bends to make a mount for your motor and a worm gear clamp to attach it to the bike. very nice instructable, thank you for your idea and your time.

    mtairymd made it!(author)2015-01-03

    Ugly as hell but pretty cool. I like the connection from the rubber wheel to rim - very clever.

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