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Type Bike blender
Authors robert camacho
Eric Recchia
Location Arcata, California
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Hardware license CERN-OHL-S
Certifications Start OSHWA certification

A Bicycle Rodeo, or Bike Rodeo, is a bicycle safety event for children, generally ages 6-14. Events can include lectures, workshops, inspections, demonstrations, and generally a practice course. Several rodeos are held each year by Humboldt County, California health organizations.

Opportunity Definition[edit | edit source]

As an attraction for these events, workshop coordinator Brian Olson, of Rio Dell Community Resource Center for the St. Joseph Health System, has teamed up with Robert Camacho and Eric Recchia of Cal Poly Humboldt's Engineering 305 class on Appropriate Technology to create a bicycle blender. A bicycle blender uses human pedal power to operate a blender. The blender will be used by kids attending the event to demonstrate the uses of pedal power and allow them to make their own smoothies.

Literature Review[edit | edit source]

Literature review content from this project has been moved to Bike blender

Costs[edit | edit source]

The following table displays the projected costs for the Bicycle Blender project. Funding has been generously donated by the Rio Dell Parent Teacher Organization. The exercise bicycle has been donated by a friend of the build team. Other parts will be salvaged when possible from the Cal Poly Humboldt Bicycle Learning Center. Remaining assembly hardware and supplies will be purchased locally. The projected total project cost is $65.00.

Quantity Material Source Cost ($) Total ($)
1 Stationary Exercise Bicycle Donated 0.00 0.00
1 Blender Arcata Recycling Center - The Reusables Depot Thrift Store 3.00 3.00
1 Bicycle Hub Donated from Revolution 0.00 0.00
1 Blender Support Board Salvaged 0.00 0.00
1 Blender Coupling Angels of Hope Thrift Store 0.55 0.55
1 Misc Assembly Hardware (e.g.: screws, etc) ACE Hardware 1.47 1.47
Total Cost $5.02

Image Gallery[edit | edit source]

Here are some of the components of the blender along with the (almost) finished product.

Video[edit | edit source]

Here is a video demonstrating basic safety, maintenance, and repair procedures, and how to operate the Bike Rodeo Bicycle Blender


References[edit | edit source]

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Part of Engr305 Appropriate Technology
Keywords pedal power, k-12 education
Authors robert camacho, Eric Recchia
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Organizations Cal Poly Humboldt
Language English (en)
Translations Portuguese
Related 1 subpages, 13 pages link here
Aliases Bike Rodeo bicylce blender
Impact 845 page views
Created February 7, 2011 by robert camacho
Modified June 18, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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