What’s-a-Watt Bike Generator Display

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.

Watch this space for updates on the attraction itself and follow @LCChilternsC on twitter.