I'm interested in finding or creating a machine that can be pedaled to power various appliances i.e. blender, juicer, grain mill, meat grinder, etc.
I've seen machines that are just a pedal powered juicer or pedal powered blender or pedal powered mixer, but never a pedal powered machine that can be used for all those uses plus more.
Here are a few examples:
Does anyone here know of a machine that does what all of those listed above can do?
If I end up designing my own machine it would have the following features:
-It will have a universal mount that will accept multiple appliances
-It will be designed so the rider can use both hands to work the appliance
-There will be a tabletop where the universal mount will come up through and an appliance will be locked down on. This tabletop will be located where handlebars would traditionally be.
-All the appliances will have to be modified to work with the universal mount
-The rider will accually power a horizonal mounted flywheel. The flywheel will give a more even power output. It will be mounted horizonally to reduce the amount of friction on its axel. Less friction means more efficency.
-The machine must be designed in a way that is comfortable enough for the rider to use it for at least an hour at a time
Does anyone have any input on flywheels?
Should the machine have gears?
Should it be a recumbent or a traditional pedaler?
-Recumbent will transfer more the rider's energy to the appliance and it will be more comfortable to use at an hour at a time, but it may be harder for the rider to reach and use the appliance.
-Traditional will allow the rider to reach and use the appliance easily, but it does not transfer as much of the rider's energy to the appliance and it will not be as comfortable to use at an hour at a time.
Will you help out?