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Bicycle/peddle-powered computer?

Scott R Ehrlich wrote:
> We have a stationary bike for exercising, and I am looking for a pedal-powered
> laptop or tablet or other such device which can only be powered and used while
> peddling.   If the computer/laptop comes with a battery, I'd remove it to ensure
> it is peddle-powered only.
> I did some googling, but the hits were not so obvious.   The most popular hit
> seemed to come from a person who created a custom computer for a village is
> Laos.
> I was thinking of a PDA, but that kind of screen seems too small.
> Thanks for any leads.
> Scott

There was a thread about this subject in 
about a month ago. AFAIK, your best bet is to construct set yourself, 
using a car alternator. It will be a lot more power than a laptop needs, 
but easy to setup so that the laptop dies when the pedaler does.




E. William Horne
William Warren Consulting

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