Why just sit at your desk and work when you can sit at your desk, work, AND generate electricity?
Yes, folks, it’s all possible thanks to this handy invention: the “Big Rig” bicycle desk, a custom-made $2,000 workstation from New York-based Pedal Power.
Bike enthusiast who hates to let those wheels stop turning? Can’t get outside to exercise? Eco-conscious consumer? This is for you. You can sit at your desk and pedal your way to health. Want to charge your laptop, smartphone or other mobile device? Buy the $400 electric generator kit. Shipping costs depend on the destination, and the manufacturer warns production can take up to four months.
A HT to John Metcalfe, a staff writer at The Atlantic Cities, who highlighted this clever invention.
In a town filled with multi-taskers always striving to do more with their 24 hours — it seems like an excellent fit.
From the Pedal Power Web site:
Our Big Rig is designed for off-grid applications and features a work surface, ergonomic seat for comfort, quick adjustments for different riders, a flywheel to smooth pedaling, a wide range of gearing, and an all-steel, hand-built frame. An average adult can use it to generate 100 watts of electricity, pump 5 gallons of water per minute, grind a variety of grains, as well as operate an air compressor, a hydraulic pump, most any hand-cranked machine, and a variety of small shop tools. It has been found to be particularly suitable for small scale agricultural applications such as cracking grains, churning butter, and pumping water.
Clever. Clever. Clever.