USB Bike Generator Charges USB Devices

by roshi on July 13, 2010

in Interesting

usb bike charger

Pedaling your bike can get you from one place to another, but you can also put all that effort to good use by charging up your USB devices. It can be achieved by hooking up a USB car adapter to a stepper motor, flexing some soldering muscles, and ending up with a pretty cool USB Bike Generator.

The USB Bike Generator is a small bike mounted electricity producing device optimized to provide power for two USB ports. There are many small electronics that can be powered or charged from a USB connection it only makes since that people might want to do this while riding a bike. The basic idea for the USB Bike Generator is to use a suitable stepper motor as a generator and a voltage regulator circuit to maintain the 5 volts needed for the USB ports.

USB Bike Generator

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