Asociación Maya Pedal
In December 2008, a handful of engineering students from ECOS, as well as a rural sociology PhD student, traveled to Guatemala to work with Asociación Maya Pedal to build and design bicimáquinas (bicycle machines). These can be used to do just about anything that employs mechanical energy: washing clothes, grinding coffee, making smoothies, generating electricity, etc. Our team designed a new generator machine (using our linkage design knowledge gained from ME 553) and helped build a bici-bomba (pedal-powered water pump).
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