Title

Bicycle Phone Charging & Lighting System

Lead Author Major

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Ken Hughes

Faculty Mentor Department

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

The goal of this project was to design and build a bicycle charging system that can supply power to both a USB mobile device and a bicycle lighting system. Our solution is to use a dynamometer and rechargeable lithium polymer battery system to provide continuous power to the device whether the bike is moving or stopped. This also includes the use of a microcontroller to regulate various system functions and to provide system status information to a handlebar-mounted liquid color display. Additionally, we included some extra features such as a speedometer and night time sensing. Our goals were to make this project highly efficient (around 90%) and for simple end user implementation. Although the system is not yet completed, preliminary tests look promising for meeting our goals.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

27-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

27-4-2013 3:30 PM

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Bicycle Phone Charging & Lighting System

School of Engineering & Computer Science

The goal of this project was to design and build a bicycle charging system that can supply power to both a USB mobile device and a bicycle lighting system. Our solution is to use a dynamometer and rechargeable lithium polymer battery system to provide continuous power to the device whether the bike is moving or stopped. This also includes the use of a microcontroller to regulate various system functions and to provide system status information to a handlebar-mounted liquid color display. Additionally, we included some extra features such as a speedometer and night time sensing. Our goals were to make this project highly efficient (around 90%) and for simple end user implementation. Although the system is not yet completed, preliminary tests look promising for meeting our goals.