Energy Bikes for #DAPL Protest

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Austin Horse  BROOKLYN, NY
Our goal is to bring new working energy generators & bikes and install them to support the water protectors  protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

These devices average 80-100W/hr, that's eight CFL light bulbs, or a couple laptops, or about 15 cell phones charging at a time, or a radio. When built driven they are a quiet and nonpolluting form of sustainable energy. These versatile energy sources will be valuable in medic and communications tents amongst other uses.

I've attached a copy of our budget for building these resilient machines- this gofundme is to pay for just the devices and to ship them (way too much baggage to check). I'll be going out there to help set them up but have already paid for my travel.

Here's some pictures of past energy bikes:





Budget:



Energy bikes in action!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoH09RqudkE&t=1s



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Update 6
Posted by Austin Horse
3 months ago
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Seriously? This is the only picture on my phone of our laborious, troubleshooting, midnight oil burning, cussing, gluing hands to things build process?

Ha I guess that means we had our hands full. Big thanks to Barbara Brennan Tom Adam George Eric Fox Daniel and Nick for getting these stands together!

I'm sitting on the plane right now about to take off. Happy to say the bikes and stands were successfully airport ninja'ed by me. Fox Barbara and Dylan will be joining me in Bismarck tonight and we'll be setting up three on Sunday.

We'll be joining hero Mike Cobb who has been pedaling for power at Standing Rock the past few weeks. Check out the CNN story from yesterday!

So here the thing- we still have 5 more motors. We just need the remainder of the gofundme to get them done and ship them out. Let's do it folks, we choose the world we make.

Thanks and can't wait to send a picture of the stands in action!
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Update 5
Posted by Austin Horse
3 months ago
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Hey everybody, it's time for an update!

Barbara Ross, James White Fox, Dylan Gutierrez, and myself will be departing for Standing Rock on Saturday.

Tomorrow night we'll put the finishing touches on the stands that we will be bringing on the plane with us.

We plan to bring out 3 working stands with us and ship the remainder next week when the materials come in to finish those stands (we already have the motors and most of the electronics).

Tomorrow I'm picking up 8 used bikes. They too are consistent and dependable. Seeing the recent blizzard pics, it's too bad they're not fat bikes haha but they will turn a motor just fine.

So, I still need your help. George spent over $3000 already on motors and ultracapacitors. Everything else costs what it costs in the budget plus all the stuff we can't even predict and are gonna just eat anyways. So please help us with your contribution. It's not too late, we've got it going.
soon to be in North Dakota!
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Update 4
Posted by Austin Horse
3 months ago
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Hey everybody! Check out this short little video form Peter and Barbara. George and Fox explain the energy bikes with a little bit of their history.
Fox & George briefly explain energy bike
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Update 3
Posted by Austin Horse
4 months ago
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Hey friends, many of you came through today. I'm almost up to $2k which will get us almost three of these valuable devices. If you've seen this before and have been on the fence about giving, can you come thru with something tonight? I would really love to close the gap of $275.

I'm really worried about the December 5th letter- with our current production schedule we will have one day to set these up to keep valuable services such as communications and medical running and lit. Please help us get there in time.
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$4,975 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 114 people in 4 months
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Created November 21, 2016
Austin Horse  
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
$50
Kelly Bruce
2 months ago

HELL. YES. Make it happen Austin!

$100
Daniel Leeb
3 months ago

Sending my respect , light , and love to Austin and his crew for making this project a reality . The cleanest energy from the very truest wheels ... 2wheelz1luv - D

RA
$50
Roy Arezzo
3 months ago

Fair winds

$40
Anonymous
3 months ago
$10
Leslie Dean
3 months ago
$64
Anonymous
3 months ago
MT
$5
Mona Tieche
3 months ago
KT
$5
Kristin Tieche
3 months ago

Pedal Power is People Power!

SM
$30
Simon Martinus
3 months ago
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