Trying to build electric bike that can switch between charge mode (through peddling) + motor assist

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Mark Goldwater

Joined Nov 28, 2016
Hi. For my high school engineering course we are designing an electric bike that can charge from the user's peddling and provide motor assist. We are also thinking of putting solar panels on it. We were wondering if anyone could provide us with the basic components/layout of a circuit design we can use to accomplish this.

All help is appreciated!


Joined Nov 4, 2013
Have you done a basic power usage and storage study yet to determine how much motor power you are going to need Vs the required capacity and type of power source it will take to drive it for any specific amount of time?

Its pretty critical and near top step in the design process.