Bicycle-Driven Water Pump Group 3
According to a recent study conducted by the NOAA, water shortages are becoming a growing trend and will affect nearly 36 states in the next 5 years. As a result, people are starting to collect excess rainwater and gently used water in large rain collection barrels. In an effort to reuse water, our customer requested a bicycle-powered device to pump water from their rain collection barrel to their garden approximately 50 yards away. This device must be a one-person operation and work without electricity. By reusing water and storing them in collection barrels, the user can save up to $8.00 a month and up to 55 gallons of water at a time. Our design will also allow our customer to empty a full barrel in 15 minutes and move the water up to a height of 15 feet.
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)
Auyong, Brent K.; Park, Michael; and Weber, James, "Bicycle-Driven Water Pump Group 3" (2014). Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class. 1.