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Worried about mobile device switching off because of the battery discharge. Researchers in south Mexico have come up with a bamboo bicycle that can simultaneously recharge mobile devices, smartphone’s external battery and a navigation dashboard just by pedalling.
How it works?
The bike transforms the kinetic energy generated by pedalling into a source of electricity.
The bike has the ability to simultaneously recharge mobile devices, smartphone’s external battery and a navigation dashboard located on the handlebars that measures the distance and time, and also has Bluetooth connection.
The energy transfer is done through a converter composed of a circuit that starts on the rim, captures the kinetic energy and converts it into electricity. When pedalling, the cyclist produces energy that is transformed into electricity.
It should be done with caution because if done irregularly by either unexpected racing or braking, the load rises and falls. The researchers, have, however, added a regulator to solve the problem.
In addition to the power converter system, the bicycle has a frame (vertices and edges) assembled with bamboo sticks connected by a special resin.
The goal is to replace metal parts for this natural material in order to provide the vehicle with greater resistance (supports 120 kilos), also making it lighter and less prone to heat,
Once the converter regulates the energy charge, this is transmitted through three channels of power, which are cables with a USB output.
One is connected to the navigation screen located on the handlebars of the bicycle, which displays the number of kilometres and time passed, and provides the option to establish a connection via Bluetooth to link to a smartphone.
The other terminal of the power converter recharges any mobile device, while the third one is exclusive to recharge smartphone’s external batteries.
The energy generated by the bicycle (over 10 volts) is enough to feed the three tracks simultaneously.
“So just leave your worries and get a bamboo cycle to keep you connected with your friends by keeping your cell phone charged.”