Running out of battery power on your laptop too frequently? This might be of help to you. An American design firm known as Pedal Power, has designed a new desk, which comes with a pedal system built into it. Using the pedal system, users can generate electricity, which can then be used to charge their laptops and other devices. Plus, it gets you a bit of exercise too doesn’t it?
According to reports, there are two generators that have been designed by Pedal Power. The first one is called Big Rid, while the other is Pedal Genny. The two variants are quite different from each other. While the Pedal Genny is more portable, the Big Rid fills the gap for the features that Genny doesn’t have. According to reports, Pedal Genny doesn’t include a work surface, while the Big Rig has a work surface and has comfortable seating arrangements meant to maximise productivity. In addition, it can be adjusted depending on the build of the person who is using it.
According to Pedal Power, an average adult can generate 100 watts of electricity. In addition, the machine can also be used to pump 5 gallons of water in a minute and grind grains. The user can even use the device to run air compressors, hydraulic pumps and other such devices. the company says that the device is 97 per cent effective.
The first prototype for the machine was created in 2008 by using funds gathered from crowdfunding from a Kickstarter campaign. Currently, the company is trying to deliver more units made to order.