A bicycle crankset that can power multiple tools such as a blender, a drill press, a sewing machine or even an electric generator.
This crankset has been installed on the Nomade des Mers laboratory sailboat for 4 years. Initially designed and installed by Olivier Guy, technology professor in Normandy, it was modified during the boat's stopovers around the world. It currently powers several tools: a blender, a grain mill, a sewing machine, an electric generator to recharge batteries and power a Peltier refrigerator, as well as a drill press that serves as a drill, grinder, sander and lathe.
The purpose of this machine is threefold:
Countless tools can be powered by the crankset. Here are the ones we are currently using:
Depending on the tools, several types of connection are possible: