Start Date

1-2-2014 12:00 AM

Description

This team recognized that there is currently an over-usage of energy in the United States as well as a lack of education in respect to quantifying energy consumption on a daily basis, so they aim to educate and raise awareness on the need to reduce household energy consumption by building a human powered exercise installation in various communities. The HPPP will be built in a local community park located in San Francisco, California, featuring three exercise bikes that surround an LED display board. As the user pedals the stationary bicycle, the rotational energy will be converted into electrical energy to power the LED display. The energy produced from the three bicycles will be used to project the three primary colors on the LED display. The amount of energy generated from one bicycle will be directly proportional to the intensity of that specific color. Thus when the three bicycles are used at the same time, the full range of the color spectrum can be covered.The energy produced by all the bicycles will be recorded and displayed on one corner of the LED display. They plan to display energy facts that are directly relatable to the user’s immediate exercise to reflect what the amount of energy generated can be translated into their household usage. In the long run, they hope to see communities compete for the most amount of energy generated to promote our vision of advocating fitness as well as understanding energy consumption at a higher level.

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Feb 1st, 12:00 AM

Human Powered Park Project (HPPP)

This team recognized that there is currently an over-usage of energy in the United States as well as a lack of education in respect to quantifying energy consumption on a daily basis, so they aim to educate and raise awareness on the need to reduce household energy consumption by building a human powered exercise installation in various communities. The HPPP will be built in a local community park located in San Francisco, California, featuring three exercise bikes that surround an LED display board. As the user pedals the stationary bicycle, the rotational energy will be converted into electrical energy to power the LED display. The energy produced from the three bicycles will be used to project the three primary colors on the LED display. The amount of energy generated from one bicycle will be directly proportional to the intensity of that specific color. Thus when the three bicycles are used at the same time, the full range of the color spectrum can be covered.The energy produced by all the bicycles will be recorded and displayed on one corner of the LED display. They plan to display energy facts that are directly relatable to the user’s immediate exercise to reflect what the amount of energy generated can be translated into their household usage. In the long run, they hope to see communities compete for the most amount of energy generated to promote our vision of advocating fitness as well as understanding energy consumption at a higher level.