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WaterPod Bicycle Energy Generator

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Final Design
== Final Design ==
From The name of the decision making process, final design is “The Bicycle Energy Generator.” This design for the WaterPod project provides to be the solution to meet their criteria and electrical needs. This design is different from the alternative designs because it was decided that includes a prefabricated stand would best meet and a generator shaft with the specified criteriabike wheel in the design. A prefabricated stand is a very practical component to our this design because it lifts safely holds the bicycle's bicycle’s back wheel off the ground, allowing it to spin freely, and acts act as a framework for other components of the system. The prefabricated stand is designed to attach at the axle of the back wheel. The axle extends out on either side of the bike wheel so that it rests on inside a specially designed shaft of the stand and is locked into place.The factory-made resistance roller was modified so that it would roll with the DC motor shaft. The resistance used for training was removed and replaced with the generator. The generator shaft is coupled with the roller shaft, so when the roller is spun by the bike tire, the generator shaft is also rotated. The circuitry of the system runs direct current electricity from the generator to a bank of marine batteries which then can be used to power appliances. Before that happens, as soon as the electricity is exerted by the generator, the current passes through an amp meter so the user can view what they are producing. The current is then passed through a blocking diode in order to prevent the current from running in reverse. Then, it passes through a 13v voltage regulator so the voltage does not exceed the determined capacity of the battery. Finally, the current is sent directly into a battery bank where usable energy is stored for later consumption. In order to maintain a functioning electrical circuit, the current returns through the battery and back through a fuse. After the current passes through the voltage regulator again, the direct current passes through a final fuse and completes the circuit. 
The circuitry of the system will run [[direct current]] (DC) from the generator into a bank of marine batteries. Along the way, the current will pass through an initial diode in order to prevent the current from running in reverse. The current then passes through a voltage regulator so the [[voltage]] does not exceed the determined capacity of the battery. The flow next passes through an amp meter and directly into a battery bank where usable energy will be stored for later use. In order to maintain a functioning electrical circuit, the current returns through the battery and back through a fuse. After the current passes through the voltage regulator again, the direct current passes through a final fuse and completes the circuit.
=== Estimated time of construction ===
 
 
== Costs ==
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