J. O'Chesco wrote:Your efforts may have a much better return if you concentrate on powering the tools directly. Pedal or treadle powered table saws lathes etc are out there.
Adam- Stickler wrote:I'm not foolish enough to believe in perpetual motion. I'm not saying I expect a wheel to continue forever after I start it. I know you exhaust more energy in than you get out. I'm just looking for sweat equity up front in order to have a break. The idea is to run a few power tools in a remote shop that has no electric. If solar isn't enough can I jump on the bike get this heavy wheel spinning at X speed that is 10 times faster than the generator needs so I have some time to do something and get back on before power fails. Sometime I would be working after the sun goes down so its either be done until tomorrow or find some way to recharge. Don't have money for more batteries so I'm hoping to use what I have laying around.