Repeat visitors to Maker Faire Bay Area will no doubt recognize Rock the Bike’s Pedal Powered Stage. An assortment of bicycles with modified hubs charge marine batteries supplying the stage with power for everything from lighting to audio. The power draw is so much that if people stop pedaling the audio will begin to drop out – so if you want to listen to music, you have to pedal! Find the Pedal Powered Stage on the south side of Maker Shed near the center of the fairgrounds, or, just follow your ears!
Maker Faire Project Profile
Rock The Bike has produced the Pedal Powered Stage 5 times at the Maker Faire. We have steadily advanced our technology, making it more efficient, safe, fun, and musically accurate and rich. This year our goals are: – More kid participation in the Pedal Powered Stage – Better Science: Energy visualizations and real-time numbers to help people understand energy consumption and human power – Bigger attendance and COFFEE at the Dolores Park -> Maker Faire Social Ride. – Continued excellence in musical quality and diversity on the Pedal Powered Stage – Ice Cream Bike! This year we are planning to Read more →