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[[Image:Easy ridas 040 resized.JPG|400px|thumb|center|Figure 1: Completed bicycle generator. Picture taken by Team Easy Riders.]]
== Abstract ==
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.
<ref>“Bicycle_Powered_Generator” May 6, 2009. [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Power_peripherals/Bicycle_Powered_Generator]</ref>
== Possible Alternative Materials ==
** Hold wires together(make sure you use proper protection) and solder the wire ends together.
** Once wires are connected, slide shrink tape over exposed wires and used a flame to tighten the tape.
** Repeat this step for any wires that need to be connected to complete the circuit to the diagram
. <ref>Erickson, Ben. (2008) “Human Powered Energy Generator” May 5, 2009. [http://www.humboldt.edu/~ccat/pedalpower/hec/hpeg/index.html]</ref>
== Easy Riders ==
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