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How to Build a Bicycle Generator : 9 Steps

The intention of this project is to build a straight forward human powered generator from a used bicycle and to use it to power light bulbs, blenders, cell phones, laptops, and other small appliances. This project will help one develop engineering skills while learning about a clean way of generating electricity.

The project was created as part of Infrastructure Academy’s environmental technology curriculum for high school students, so it is intended to be both achievable and affordable.

Before continuing with the actual bicycle generator, one should understand how it works, and the components that make it up. View the PowerPoint presentation before moving on to the next step.


– 2″ X 4″ Wood
– Wrench
– V-belt
– Saw
– Diode
– Wood screws or nails
– Battery
– Hammer or Screwdriver
– Inverter
– Tape Measure
– Wire
– Screwdriver
– Motor (12-V or higher)

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Build Vacuum pump from Bicycle Pump –

Vacuum pump adapting a bicycle air pump

Build Vacuum pump from Bicycle Pump

Build Vacuum pump from Bicycle Pump


a) a bicycle air pump

b) a 10ml syringe

) a disposal infusion set (HANACO +, made in China)

d) plastic tube (internal diameter 6mm, length 50 cm)


1.  Take a bicycle air pump apart, reverse the packing at the top of the piston rod and set the piston rod into the cylinder as shown in Fig.5.

2.  If the air pump has an outlet valve, remove it.

3.  Make an inlet valve using a disposal infusion set and a 10ml syringe as shown in Fig.6.

4.  Attach the inlet valve to the outlet of the air pump.

5.  Attach an attachment (A or B) to the inlet valve.

Vacuum pump adapting a bicycle air pump
Vacuum pump adapting a bicycle air pump

Vacuum pump adapting a bicycle air pump 

See also: DIY homemade Vacuum Pump syringe

Download [PDF]A Manual Vacuum Pump

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How to Build a Million Dollar Medical Transportation Company

Welcome to the Non-Emergency
Medical Transportation Industry, an industry that’s literally
growing by the day. How do I know? Because the elderly
population is literally in the process of doubling and
the medical industry is experiencing huge change.

Further, I know
because I started my first company, a NEMT business in
1999. Since then, I have help and untold number of transportation
providers and entrepreneurs from all across the country
to grow, build, expand and diversify their NEMT businesses.

So what is Non-Emergency
Medical Transportation (NEMT)?

Also known as an
ambulette service, NEMT is the transportation of people
in wheelchairs, stretchers or those ambulatory who need

Do NOT be
confused: This is NOT an ambulance service!
This is strictly non-emergency transportation.
You do NOT need any

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