Smoothie day with a bike!

Today was awesome for the get city experts. We made a smoothie maker using a blender with a bike as a power source. We used a bike because we are looking at ways to get off the power grid, and survive without using electricity. We used fruit, maple syrup, and milk as ingredients in the smoothies.  It was so sweet.

The contraption ran quite simply. As the wheel on the bike turned a rod turned also. The rod was connected to a metal screw connected to the blender blade, which made it turn as the bike wheel turned.

As people came by our stand we explained to them what was happening and gave them a free smoothie. We also interviewed some of our guests and had them take surveys. It was a great way to tell people about our plans of getting off the power grid. We hope to share our other ideas with people as the session continues.


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