The workshop takes place on behalf of the “House of the Future”, a spinoff of the Human Power Plant project. The House of the Future will bring the Human Power Plant’s “Human Powered Neighbourhood” scenario to life in Bospolder-Tussendijken, Rotterdam, in the coming years. You can already get a taste of it at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen’s online exhibition (in Dutch).
Since this community will run largely on human power, we need human power plants. Therefore, Kris De Decker and Marie Verdeil organise an open and collaborative workshop where we will build a fully working bicycle generator based on a second-hand spinning bike. You are welcome to learn, experiment, teach, and help.
During the workshop, we will mount a generator on the bike, build a control panel, and modify devices to run on low voltage. This bicycle generator will be specifically designed to serve as a power source in the communal workshop, so that we can use it to build more stuff we need (including more bike generators).
- Tuesday 10 October (14h-18h): open day House of the Future
- Wednesday 11 October (15h-17h): introduction workshop
- Thursday 12 October (10h-17h): workshop
- Friday, October 13 (14h-19h): workshop
- Saturday, October 14 (14h-17h): workshop
We speak Dutch, English, French, and Spanish. The introduction (11 oct) will be in Dutch only.
Admission is free. To participate: just walk in (Jan Kobellstraat 56A, Rotterdam) or send an email to contact  huisvandetoekomst  org.
All future events will be published on our events page.