Bicycle DataMule

We have developed a Bicycle Datamule, which is driven by the energy generated from the Dynamo. The datamule is expected to visit several clusters to facilitate data downloads; followed by data relaying from the aggregation point. The system on the bicycle runs out of harvested energy generated by the dynamo.

We implemented the Data Mule using a system on module (SOM) from Gumstix , and Siemens TC65 as the GPRS module. Figure shows these system components including the super capacitor banks for storing the energy generated from the dynamo.