Hi - I just joined on behalf of my theater company, Upright Egg.
Our fall show is a play called Venus , which is a play about energy and community. We are looking to find a person in the DIY community to work with us on constructing some creative energy solutions. We have submitted a grant to obtain some LED stage lighting, which we'd like to try to power off the grid, and ideally through human power (pedal power and/or cranks) - Our first thought was something similar to this: http://www.econvergence.net/electro.htm
a bicycle powered generator.
We'd like to do it locally, though, and we'd like to explore more options with someone knowledgeable in generating energy and building things that might be similar. (We're hoping to avoid burning down any buildings or electrocuting our audience or cast) We aren't skilled in building or designing anything like this, so our hope is that someone in the TC Maker community would be interested in playing with us on this experiment in green energy.
We'll pay for all parts used, and we can talk about compensation for your time as well.
More about VENUS : http://www.superheroclubhouse.org
More about Upright Egg Theatre Co. : http://www.uprightegg.com
We're also on Twitter, Facebook, etc.
If you are interested, please send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org