In the pictures some of the Bicimáquinas designed and produced by Maya Pedal Asociación:
A common kitchen blender adapted to a converted bicycle. Blends fruit-smoothies, vegetable purée and grain, as well as soaps and shampoos. Perfect for selling smoothies at the football field, festivals and parades. Spins up to 6400 rpm.
Bicibomba (Water Pump)
The pedal-powered water pump is capable of extracting 30 liters of water per minute from wells 30 meters deep. (electronic pumps reach only 12 meters).
Bicidesgranadora (Mill/Corn Thresher)
This bicycle machine is adapted to fit a hand-powered grinding mill or a corn thresher.
The Mill function has the capacity to mill lbs. per minute of any type of grain. The most common use is for milling yellow maize, soya beans and coffee.
The Thresher is used post-harvest and easily degrains 12 to 15 quintals (1 quintal = 100lbs.) per day and requires only one person to operate the machine.
Bicidespulpadora de Cafe (Coffee Depulper)
Removes the outer shell of the coffee bean allowing small-scale farmers to then roast their own beans in the sun. The latest model of this machine has the capacity to process lbs. per minute.
- Bicycle Metal Sharpener
- Bicycle Washing Machine
- Bicycle Electricity Generator
- Soil Plow/Till/Hoe
- Bicycle Wood Saw
Maya Pedal have produced fact sheets and instructions for the more popular designs available in the website: www.mayapedal.org/machines