[LAU] A crazy idea

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Thu Mar 4 08:45:18 EST 2010

On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Jonathan Gazeley wrote:

> I want to measure how fast I'm turning the pedals on my bike (the
> "cadence") and synthesize/sample the sound of an internal combustion engine.
   Been there, done that.  Forty years ago:  Attach a common playing card 
to your front fork with a clothespin, so that the end of the card is 
struck by the passing spokes.  Vrooom!

BTW:  The human body is considered capable of producing 1/20hp,  or 35 
watts on a sustained basis.

Rick Green

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