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How To: Two Port USB Bike Generator

USB bike generatorBiking is great exercise, but don’t let a healthy body be the only reward for this activity, power up your gadgets.  Here is a  USB tutorial which incorporates a two port USB hub and switching regulator to generate a 5v charge to any USB device. There are so many small electronics that can be powered or charged from a USB connection it only makes since that people might want to do this while riding a bike. The hack isn’t too complicated, but it is a weekend project and will require some soldering skills.  The two fundamental components are a Rectifier which changes AC current into DC current and a Voltage Regulator which is a switching regulator to control the amount of volts going to the charged devices. To get all the details visit the DIY project here.

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