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Pedal-Powered Monorail Saves Energy, Tightens Buttocks

If I didn’t live in a cardboard box I might consider installing some sort of monorail system which could easily transport me around my vast estate. Since I’m such an awesomely eco-friendly guy, my monorail system would be totally pedal-powered. No motor needed. The Shweeb is exactly that. An awkwardly named pedal-powered monorail system which simultaneously saves the Earth and ...

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Workout Equipment With A Not-so Average Cup Holder

Forget going to the gym to save the environment. If you’ve got the equipment, why not put it to good use by modding an exercise bike to chill and heat stuff simultaneously for your own benefit? This guy did it and now look at him, he’s shredding pounds and chilling beers. That’s right, the integrated pair of copper wires that ...

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Saving The Environment, One Workout At A Time

David Butcher is one cool dude. Every day, he exercises for 45-minutes on a pedal-powered generator that powers his laptop computer, a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner and compact fluorescents. However, he’s not the only one making use of this eco-friendly approach to powering electronic equipment. A new gym in Portland, Oregon utilizes a similar approach to building up energy. Personal ...

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DIY Ibanez Tube Screamer Pedal

Since the 1970s, every serious rock and roll guitarist has used Ibanez’s Tube Screamer distortion pedal. I’ve played with an original vintage pedal and some of the later models that use digital processing and let me tell you: the original still remains king. The tone is so perfect for a humbucker and a Marshall that it’s truly scary. Unfortunately, the ...

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A Bike Design That Predates The Company Producing It

What a sweet ride! The Rasmus Gjesing ATB Tourist bicycle is the work of, you guessed it: Rasmus Gjesing. Gjesing’s company was founded 12 years ago and focuses on quality and design that tries to steer clear of the look of mass-produced bicycles. With the ATB, everyone may think you’re riding an old bike, but that top-of-the-line Motorola MP3 helmet ...

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Pedal Powered Panzer Fights War, Not Wars

Kick ass pedal powered Panzers are fighting the good fight. The second annual Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby inspired a group of guys to construct a human powered Panzer Kampwagen III in 11 days for the purpose of crashing the party. By the time they were finished the tank, they were too tired to crash any party, so they just spent ...

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OpenStomp Open Source Guitar Pedal

There are plenty of software-based guitar solutions for guitarists but how many of them are open source? Very little, to be quite frank. Enter OpenStomp, an open source FX pedal solution for developers and players. The model above, the Coyote-1, can hook up to Windows so parameters can be edited on the fly. Sounds a lot like a MIDI-based solution ...

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Baby’s First Solo Flight

Are you a bit overeager to get your kid launched in the air? Whether it be because you want him to be a pilot like dear old dad, or you really just want to imagine your baby soaring through the skies, the pedal-powered Mustang Plane will keep the little piglet busy for at least five minutes. Of course, you could ...

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Pedal Powered Wheelchair: Cruel and Unusual

Adding pedals to a quadriplegics wheelchair is almost as cruel as trying to force them to dance to “These Boots Are Made For Walking”. In fact, adding pedals to any wheelchair seems pretty cruel, but studies have shown that in some instances, they can be beneficial to a patients rehabilitation. Getting the patients legs moving again can work wonders when ...

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Jump Bike Running Powered Bicycle

Earlier this week we discussed the two proper ways of traveling through the eyes of a environmentalist, biking and walking, which happened to be merged into one gadget of awesomeness with the Walking Bike and its sneaker wheels. This time around, we have the yin to the Walking Bike’s yang, with the Jump Bike. Instead of relying more on ...

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