Gym bicycles are among the most commonly used equipment that is used in a gym. To power them, a source of electricity is needed. But what if we did the exact opposite and used gym goers to generate electricity? The use of electricity generating bicycles in the university gym can be a great step to not only cut down energy use and cost, but to power other equipment as well.
Timeline: 2 weeks. This project will not take long because all that is needed is the delivery and set up of electricity generating gym bicycles.
Project Description: I propose that the university purchases and installs 5 electricity generating gym bicycles from a company called Human Dynamo. They already have equipment being used in various green gyms. They charge $1950 per bicycle. Although the initial cost will be high, with the long lifetime of this equipment and the amount of electricity that can be generated, the payoff in the long run is substantial. The energy generated and stored can be used towards powering other equipment in the gym while motivating the user to pedal harder and faster.
Cost: Approximately $9750