Power Poverty Proposal

  1. We talked to Catherine Nakabugo and her students at Gombe high school in Uganda. I liked when we talked to the students cause they spoke English really well. That is good because then they could answer are questions. It was so cool seeing and talking to Ugandan people for the first time in person. I think the connection between our two classes was really strong. We all liked the ideas that past classes have come up with. I think that if we were to come up with something to help them they would be on board with us.

2. One of my ideas is to get a power generator and hook it up to a bike and find a way so when you pedal it produces electricity. We could also find a way to pedal and save the energy produced from the bike. It will be good because you get to charge your devices and have light when you need it, but to get that energy you need  to exercise on the bike. I think that we can find a way for us to get the energy and volts from peddling the bike to get enough electricity to store away and use later or just plug a device into the cable and charge it from riding the bike. I think if i worked with a couple of kids from Uganda that we will be able to figure things out and be able to find away to make a idea come to life.

3. To accomplish this idea you would have to be able to find a way to generate electricity and how to convert that energy into energy volts. To get the idea to come true we will need a stationary exercise bike and power generator. You will also need to find a plug to plug into the generator to charge your device. The steps you would need to take is first you would need to get a stationary bike and a generator. Then you find a cable to hook them together and transfer the electricity from the bike to the generator. Then if you need to get another cable to hook your device up to the generator so you can get the volts right away to charge you device.

4. I think that my research went well and that I have a pretty good idea of how to create and work my creation. The quality of my post is pretty good because I was able to talk about what I need to do to work and create my idea. I covered everything that I needed to cover be able to carry on with my idea and to work on my invention. I think that I could have explained my creation a bit more and how it works.

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Sarah Mayanja    

Excellent idea.Its really realistic and will greatly help those who are out of reach of hydroelectricity.i think one is getting two things at a go, they generate energy and at the same time do the pedaling of the stationary bicycle. At least you’ve got something that will help those who cant afford the increasing cost of electricity.

Sarah Mayanja a student of Gombe High School

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Power Poverty Proposal

  1. I thought the way that you connected the bicycle with the lack of electricity I Uganda was interesting. But there were a few spelling mistakes.

  2. I agree that we already have a strong connection between our class and the class in Uganda with whom we Skyped. I am excited to see what work we can do together to help the 90% of the rural areas without electricity. You talk about hooking the bike up to the generator. To me, the bike is a generator and we need to store the electricity in some kind of battery. Great ideas. Keep working at it!

  3. Excellent idea.Its really realistic and will greatly help those who are out of reach of hydroelectricity.i think one is getting two things at a go, they generate energy and at the same time do the pedaling of the stationary bicycle. At least you’ve got something that will help those who cant afford the increasing cost of electricity.
    Sarah Mayanja a student of Gombe High School

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