Designed and Built By Bart Orlando and Saremy Graves
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Authors Bart Orlando
Location Arcata, California
Status Deployed
Instance of Mechanical pedal powered devices
Bike blender
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The pedal powered mechanical blender was designed by Bart Orlando and built with the assistance of Saremy Graves, an HSU student who received class credit for her participation in the project in 1997. It was used to make smoothies, salad dressings and in the process of creating homemade paper. A skate board wheel rolls along the side of the exercise bike's flywheel. This spins a driveshaft which is attached to the skateboard wheel. The driveshaft is supported by two pillow blocks. The top end of the driveshaft is modified to mimic the shape of the piece that inserts into the blade assembly at the base of the ingredient container on the original blender.

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Part of CCAT pedal powered innovations
Keywords human power, pedal power, food preparation, blenders
SDG SDG03 Good health and well-being, SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
Authors David Lopez Jr.
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Organizations Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT), Cal Poly Humboldt
Language English (en)
Translations Portuguese, Spanish
Related 2 subpages, 7 pages link here
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Created June 12, 2008 by David Lopez Jr.
Modified January 29, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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