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Pedal Powered Prime Mover - DIY Plans

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Pedal Powered Prime Mover - DIY Plans

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The Pedal Powered Prime Mover (PPPM) can be assembled with standard hand tools (drill, hacksaw, wrench, pliers, screwdriver, etc.). There is no welding, brazing or machine-shop work required. The PPPM can be used to power virtually anything that requires moderate amounts of electric power, spins, or rotates, as long as the effort required is within the capabilities of the rider.

Plans Include Detailed Instructions and Assembly Photographs

The Pedal Powered Prime Mover plans consist of:

  • A list of tools required to build the Pedal Powered Prime Mover
  • A list of parts required to build the Pedal Powered Prime Mover
  • Over 30 pages of detailed, step-by-step assembly instructions
  • A CD with over 150 photographs of the assembly
  • Your choice of an additional set of Free Plans:
    • 12 Volt DC Generator Plans - Add a Generator to the PPPM for 12 Volt DC Output
    • Roller Pump Plans - Add A Roller Pump to the PPPM to Pump Various Liquids

Plans for powering other common devices using the PPPM are under development. You may wish to preview the Plans Table of Contents and Sample Chapter to see how comprehensive and easy-to-follow the plans are.

Approximate Cost for Parts

Many parts can be re-used from junk bicycles, or found in typical workshops. You can construct the PPPM by recycling a junk bicycle for the bicycle parts and buying only the remaining, less common mechanical parts.

The approximate cost for parts to construct the PPPM ranges from US $100 to $250, depending on the cost of parts in your area and your ability to scrounge.

Note: The equipment that will be powered by the PPPM, such as pumps, generators, air compressors, laptop computers, blenders, or other equipment, would be additional. To estimate the costs of electrical devices, you may request to "Show Prices" using the Circuit Builder to see approximate additional costs.

Instant Online Assembly Support To Help You Succeed

The CD you receive with the plans links directly to an online support form, where you may ask detailed assembly questions. You are also entitled to 30 days of Priority* Email support. A Yahoo Group has been created exclusively for owners to share ideas and information. Your plans will include materials necessary to receive support and access the Yahoo Group.

In addition to the 30 days of Priority Support, you may attend the world's only pedal-powered webcast almost every Tuesday-Friday and post any questions you have in real time. I'll be riding the PPPM to power the webcast!

Please note: This is a do-it-yourself project. We are committed to your success; however, that success begins with you. We have no control over the materials you select, the construction techniques you use, or the modifications you may make to assemble your Pedal Powered Prime Mover. For those reasons, there is no guarantee offered with the plans. All sales are final.

The Price, And What You Will Receive

Plans are provided on recycled paper, with an accompanying CD containing pictures and short MPEG movies detailing the assembly. The price for the plans, including 30 days of Priority* Email support, is USD $50.00 There is no charge for sending the plans to you.

Order your plans by clicking the secure PayPal "Buy Now" button below. You do not need to have or create a PayPal account, and non-US orders are welcome.

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Pedal Powered Primer Mover DIY Plans: USD$50.00
(+ Sales Tax to California Buyers)

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I pedal an extra 10 Watt-hours for every set of plans sold.

Your plans will arrive in 1-2 weeks. Non-US orders may take 2-4 weeks.

Consider the PPPM plans!

  • As a unique gift for a "techie" spouse, or a "green" friend.
  • As a class or school project to build a pedal generator or pedal pump with every student contributing a part.
  • As a blueprint for an exhibit to demonstrate Human power potential.
  • As a Homeschooling science project that will touch on a wide variety of science and health topics.
  • As a Science Camp Project or Weight Loss Camp Equipment
  • As a technical reference to "sanity check" your own "Human Power" ideas.
  • As a challenge to yourself - to "do something" about your health, and the health of the environment.


Do you have questions or comments about purchasing the plans?

* Priority Email support requests will be answered before non-priority support requests.

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