Timberland People Power
Firefly have recently finished a commission that saw them team up with Timberland on their Earthkeeper power camp tour.
Firefly were asked to design the electrical system for the bespoke 'log rollers' and also modified a number of the supplied smoothie bikes to include Firefly's Kinetric PedGen systems. The power generated was stored in Firefly's Cygnus solar generator for use when required.
The Earthkeeper power camp is an interactive consumer experience that educates people on Timberland's environmental commitments by offering hot drinks and smoothies that are made using the energy supplied by the log rollers and Kinetrics devices. Users at Cornbury and more recently at Camp Bestival were either asked to roll the log roller for six minutes or pedal on the modified bikes for the same amount of time in exchange for a cup of tea or a cool fruit smoothie.
The overall energy produced was monitored using YouWatt software. This software provides a real time visual indication of the amount of power people were producing with the devices.