Julian and I have been working on a fairground attraction we’ve called What’s-a-Watt.
The idea is to show people how much effort it takes to generate a unit of power or energy. It involves a bike with an attached generator. We thought it would be helpful in promoting Low Carbon Chilterns and Community Energy in general.
Prototype 1 got an airing at Pann Mill on Saturday. We only had my old road bike so we could not roll this out for kids. However, we achieved a basic proof of concept. Julian documented this as part of his educational video series.
Next step: We plan to make this into a game where different contestants can compete for super-hero status. cross.tv
Watch this space for updates on the attraction itself and follow @LCChilternsC on twitter.