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The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book goes into a whole LOT of things that can be.people powered around the home, AND things that, through history, have been powered by people. Things like treadle seeing machines (and, by extention, other things that could be powered that way. Common hand powered things like egg beaters, drill brace and bits, wind up radios, lights, generators, etc., and less common things like bike powered generators, machine shop devices, etc. The histories and related stories of these various devices and techniques are included, as are relative benevits and downsides. The book has many descriptions of how devices could be modified for human power. It is very much more comprehrensive than I thought it would be and I learned more from this book than I thought I would. And that is as it should be. The only downside of the book is, while it has many pictures which are very informative, the instructions for making or modifying things are all verbal. No detailed plans. But that is not enough to lose sny stars over. An excellent book this is. I am glad I got it an recommend it for anyone who is courious about or considering making things work without some kind of motor involved.
This is a very informative book.