I am building the mechanism of the 'Hebop' (pedaling station of the outdoor gym). It consists: a flywheel, pedals + tooth wheel, chain, pulley and a generator. There is a skeleton that holds the mechanism inside the shell in the correct distances between the axises. The shell is 0.25" sheet metal (an image is available in the list of images) and is half above ground (organic shape that follows the handle+seat parts) and half below ground.
The images above show the process and the different parts of the mechanism (inner parts+shell).
In latest discussion with the NYC department of parks and recreation - we are trying to get a permit to install the completed 'Hebop' in a park in NY (for 1-2 days without overnight...) around April 25th.
Time Table for completion of fabrication of the 'Hebop':
-Monday 3/30: final presentation of installation/mounting methods, feedback, instructions and signage.
-Monday 3/30: Determine colors (body+active spots such as handles, pedals, etc.) decide type of rubber material for handles.
-Monday 4/7: mechanism + shell completed, rear part (seat) + front part (handles) completed -> all ready for powder coating (color+outdoor resistance -UV, spray paints, etc.)
Other subjects that require attention by Monday 4/7:
-2 scale models (merry go round+ramp) - already 3D printed, need to be sanded, air brushed and mounted with the light fixture.
-Decision regarding presentation method of the park itself and its activity zones.