The Pedal Powered Barbers is a site specific art installation appearing at a number of venues/events throughout Cambridge and the UK. It allows 2 cyclists (or combination of pedal power and solar power) to generate around 40w of electricity. The performance area is a stage/barber shop where 2 barbers cut hair. Power use on stage is demonstrated in the form of: clippers at 10w each, sound system, lighting and fans. Our cleverly designed units replace traditional generators and allow the audience to see the input and output of electricity. All plans for the construction of these units are available online.
Hundreds of festival haircuts and beard trims have been given to the delight of our audiences.