The CCAT pedal powered concert generator. Designed by Bart Orlando, Micah Gustafson and Ion Mion
The pedal powered concert generator was designed by Bart Orlando and built with the assistance of HSU students, Ion Mion and Micah Gustafson.
24v, 800rpm permanent magnet generators were bolted to the side of a trailer used to tow the system to events. Each bike and generator was isolated from the others using a one way blocking diode. This allowed each person to pedal at their own pace and prevented the generators from drawing electricity from the battery bank, causing them to function as motors.
Bart Orlando (left), Jon Davis, Roger and a representative of the Eureka fire department pose for a photo after setting up the generator to power the PA system for a crowd of 4,000 people at an Anti-Iraq War protest in 2002. Extensive work on this concert generator was done by Micah Gustafson and Ion Mion.
The generator helped to power a Jackson Brown concert at the Hog Farm Pignic in 2000.
The Hog Farm Pignic - 2000
The concert generator powered the first anti-war protest on the Arcata Plaza following 9/11.
TThe HSU Art Fair and Renewable Energy Fair - 2003
HSU CAR-FREE DAY - 2003
HSU CAR-FREE DAY - 2003
CCAT co-director Krystal Rogers samples a smoothie made by a hydrogen fuel-cell powered electric blender as she helps pedal the CCAT concert generator at the HSU CAR-FREE DAY 2003.
Volunteers help pedal power the PA system on Feb. 15, 2002 at the Anti Iraq war protest attended by 4,000 people in Eureka, California.
HSU President Roland Richman joins with other volunteers in helping to pedal power the concert stage at HSU Arts and Renewable Energy Fair 2003.
The powered generator powered the anti war protest on the Arcata Plaza in 2002 - 2003.
A crowd of 1,000 anti war protesters listening to speakers on the Arcata Plaza in 2002. The PA was powered by the concert generator.
The Lumber Jack HSU newspaper feature the CCAT pedal powered generator in a front page photo featuring university president Roland Richmond.
There are four bikes left, living inside MEEOW. One is partly dismantled and the other three are still working, but could use a reconditioning.
Two of the four bikes refurbished for a 2013 ENGR 305 project, Pedal Power MEOW, now capable of being attached to the MEOW battery system and used at events.