Browsing Month »June, 2007«

Projector Power Party People

June 28, 2007

Thanks to an almighty team effort, we managed to power a projector, laptop and some sound with five pairs of legs. We also had a play with various sound systems, decks, electric keyboards, guitar amps and anything else we could get our hands on. [youtube=] If you’re interested… We used both our ultra-capacitors,?? no lead-acid […]

15 Conversion Pins & 15 Motors

June 27, 2007

Tension Test

June 26, 2007

Yay! Our new inverter turned up the post and it looks like a beast. Bit of a weighty number but we’ve been recommended a Studer by Felix, who’s had one bumping around in his van for three months in Romania without a hitch. Lets hope ours fairs well on the road with the bike tour. […]

Another Crappy Poster

June 25, 2007

Download the poster (B&W PDF) for distribution and friend harassment.

Bike Powered Gig! Monday 2nd July!

June 22, 2007

Ben manages to blag a rickshaw from work and bikes his amp, guitar, effects peddles, microphone and a massive keyboard over the workshop. It’s time to give biking and powering something more interesting than a stereo, laptop and a bulb a go. His amp is rated at 130W, but as expected, on average it uses […]

Call for submission for The Magnificent Revolutionary Cycling Cinema @ The Big Chill 2007

June 21, 2007

We are looking for short and feature length films to show at The Magnificent Revolutionary Cycling Cinema a cycle powered cinema at The Big Chill Festival which runs from the 3rd till the 5th of August. The films will be screened in a 200 capacity cinema tent in a secluded (i.e. quite) spot […]

Updated Posters

June 21, 2007

Things are moving quickly so we’ve updated out leaflet as the text was a bit out of date. Here’s a PDF of the A4 leaflet and a PDF of the 2 A5 leaflets to an A4 sheet. We’re also got this PDF of a simple A4 poster. If you fancy yourself as a bit of […]

Tech Meeting

June 20, 2007

Even though we were a Ben down due to appendicitis, big thanks to Chris, another Ben, Lucy and Nick who came along so we could bash all the ‘tech heads’ together at the same time, a final check before purchasing kit. We quickly went over the story so far and talked everyone through our plan. […]

Big London Meeting

June 19, 2007

So three protagonists from the cycle cinema head down to London to meet ‘Big Chill people’ and the head of the production crew. Sketches of tent layouts are hashed out on the train and a game of ‘spot the single speed’ makes the packed bus journey slightly more fun. The meeting goes well, the list […]

1 bike – 70 Watts – 5 hours

June 18, 2007

So before we go ahead a build ten of our ‘skate wheel on DC motor rigs’ for our cycle cinema, we thought it would be wise to test it for five hours straight, to make sure the thing doesn’t melt or something nasty. A six o’clock start and Andy is first up for a thirty […]

Public meeting

June 17, 2007

So we’ve started shouting about the project in earnest and called a meeting at the workshop so we could show old and new friends the kit so far, explain the plan and hopefully get some more help and usherettes into the bargain. About fifteen people showed up and everyone was enthusiastic, lots of ideas floating […]

WANTED: Bike Training Stands

June 16, 2007

We’re going to have to ramp up production, to get to our ‘ten bike’ goal for The Big Chill festival. A strangely pricey part of our rig for the bikes is the bike training stand, that jacks up and holds the back wheel in place. We’re going to have a go at making some of […]

Roller Race!

June 15, 2007

So we finally got our McMaster Drive Rollers from the States, thanks to Michelle for posting them on. We thought we’d try them out as well as the pulley & skate wheel techniques, on the recommendation of this website, which takes you through setting up a bike power machine step by step. We bought three […]

170 Watts!

June 14, 2007

The ‘Conversion Pin’ arrived in the post and we’re straight off down the workshop to give it a try. Ben and Felix from the Projector Tank come along and throw themselves into it. The pin works just as it should and we’ve soon, finally, got a skate board wheel attached to a motor nice and […]

Press Release (13.06.2007)

June 13, 2007

INTRODUCING THE MAGNIFICENT REVOLUTIONARY CYCLING CINEMA The Magnificent Revolutionary Cycling Cinema will be the only touring UK bike powered cinema. Uniting art, education and sustainability by screening DIY films alongside independent and small film productions. With our premi??re at The Big Chill Festival Arts Trail – 3rd, 4th & 5th of August 2007 – […]

First Propaganda

June 13, 2007

We’ve whacked together an A4 poster and some general leaflets to help shout about the project. Download PDF of the TMRCC B&W leaflet. We’ve also made these simple strips that you can cut up and attached to handle-bars of bikes parked around town. Download PDF of the TMRCC Handle-Bar leaflets. If you’re a designer or […]


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