March, 2019

STEAM ahead with young ideas…!!!

The Challenge

PeachyKeen are proud to be working in collaboration with The The Royal Highland Education Trust to present this fantastic STEAM Design Competition!

Farmers produce the food we eat and often this requires the use of technology. We are looking for you to find out a bit more about food production and use this knowledge to design a pedal powered machine linked to food production. PeachyKeen is the human energy company, who are based in Kirkcaldy, Fife. The PeachyKeen team designed and made the PeachyKeen Pod, an electricity generating spin bike. In collaboration with PeachyKeen, RHET would like to present the fantastic opportunity to design a new device which has to be powered by a PeachyKeen Pod – no mains electricity allowed, just pedal power!

You might want to design a bike that grinds wheat into flour, helps to milk a cow, shear a sheep or that plants a crop.

We will be judging the entries based on three criteria:

What to submit

It is up to you what your submission looks like. Some ideas we might expect to see are:

The sky is the limit and we definitely encourage creativity! We can accept most document, image and video file types.

You may complete multiple entries for our STEAM Design Competition however we kindly as you please only submit one at a time. To submit a valid entry, you must include the following information:

To enter: email your design to by 9th May 2019.


The Prize

The winning design will be taken to the production stage and hand built by PeachyKeen!
Your product will be launched at the Royal Highland Show in June 2019. You’ll also win tickets for you and your immediate family!



Human Powered Water Window


Elizabeth Ogilvie works with a fusion of art, architecture and science, using water itself as her main medium and research focus.  The work embraces universal and timeless concerns.  Offering the public a sort of innocent pleasure at the same time as underlining critical philosophical and ecological issues.

Water Window History

The Waterwall was initially displayed in Ogilvies 1997 exhibition, Oceanus Project I, exhibited in the Mead Art Centre, Warwick.  The large scale sculptures of Oceanus Project I combine the strength and magnitude of strong, cold constructions of steel, with the intimacy and poetry of text.  Her sculpture refers to the global bodies and cyclical nature of all the water on the earth’s surface.  This is a celebration of the release, distribution, collection and evaporation of oceans, their currents, tides, mists and rain.  Water is a morphological agent that carves our terrain and defines our environments.

The Oceanus Project I exhibition offered the opportunity to not only to display a body of Ogilvie’s  work but to support an exploration of how meaning is constructed by the combination of the works between artists.  In doing so a collaborative opportunity was presented to extend an understanding of both Ogilvie’s sculpture and Tom Clark’s poetry (presented on the body of the Waterwall).  Neither artist’s work describes the others.  However both are capable of evoking the very nature of the elements with brevity and clarity.

Following the exhibition, the installation was brought back to Ogilvie’s home in Kinghorn, Fife.  The sculpture lay dormant however Ogilvie’s passion for creation lead her to become one of the most significant artists of her generation in Scotland.  Ogilvie has a compelling vision and strong track record in realizing projects of scale and critical public engagement.

PeachyKeen Water Window

Serendipitously, Andrew Bowie from PeachyKeen met Ogilvie through one of her exhibits close to the PeachyKeen workshop.  PeachyKeen shares Ogilvie’s commitment to highlight issues at the top of global agenda, thus including, one of the world’s most challenging problems; the impact of climate change on the world around us.  PeachyKeen (The Human Energy Company), designs and manufactures products that are powered by human energy.  Generating electricity by utilising the energy created through human movement.  The PeachyKeen philosophy is to symbiotically conduct its business and personal lives in a spirit of harmony and peace.  At one with our environment.

PeachyKeen envisioned extending the now called Human Powered Water Window’s collaborative roots by rebuilding the sculpture by recycling its design and applying human power to drive the movement of the water.  The Water Window is presented alongside a PeachyKeen Handcrank, the turning of the Handcrank generates the sustainable energy that powers the Water Window.  The self-sufficient sculpture aims to promote awareness and a greater consideration towards the environment through the interactive experience.

“The window is a view to the world.  Users are invited to reflect on the changes of the environment around them, highlighted through the sculpture, observing the movement of water along with the change of the light and colour.”

Ogilvie’s initial project and PeachyKeen’s reinvent of the design are both conceived in time.  Designed to enrich everyday lives and at the same time highlighting the world’s most challenging problems.  Art is an excellent communicator of contemporary issues and can address such profound topics.

Technical Specification


H: 225cm (200cm Window) W: 72cm D:50cm


Frame: Stainless Steel

Fixtures: Stainless Steel

Glass: British Standard Toughened Glass


The Human Powered Water Window can be separated into three parts, allowing all cables and wires can be disconnected for transportation.  The PeachyKeen Water Window is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations.


Click Here if you would like to learn more about the artist Elizabeth Ogilvie.

For sale

The Human Powered Water Window is now for sale.  This particular design is a one-of-a-kind sculpture.  Please get in touch with PeachyKeen direct if you would like more information or to arrange a viewing.

  • "PeachyKeen have been fantastic partners to work with from design to build, and provided an interactive and engaging customer focused activity across the 4 days of the Royal Highland Show." Sara Smith, RHET Learning and Development Co-ordinator

  • “What a fantastic organisation and great STEM learning whilst having a fun experience for school pupils. Thanks PeachyKeen for your support at our STEM Olympics.” Colin Miller, Head of Service: External Engagement

  • “I can’t recommend PeachyKeen highly enough. They are a polished act who bring energy and oomph to any event and have the most amazing equipment . They look good, are well prepared, and everything about their service is top quality from the products and materials used and the way the work with people and the customers.” Laura Carswell - Neilston Development Trust

  • "We have had the privilege of working at education related events where we combine engaging activities, using a range of PeachyKeen resources."

  • "It’s always a pleasure to work with Andrew and the team from PeachyKeen. Interesting, engaging and fun activities delivered with enthusiasm and professionalism." Amy Russell, Events Officer

  • "We look forward to welcoming the PeachyKeen team to our events. People of all ages and abilities love the hand-on activities." Scottish Borders Council

  • "We were delighted to have PeachyKeen on board at the first ASGF Festival of Ideas Adam’s Family Fun Day in March. They were very professional and kept our visitors engaged with their amazing eco-friendly equipment. It was great to see the young ones enjoying themselves. We would definitely recommend them for your event." Karen Taylor, Partnerships & Creative Development Manager

  • “For our Earth Hour event, PeachyKeen were very well equipped to run a fantastic bicycle-powered light display, capturing the attention of just over one hundred participants. It was a fun and interactive exhibition, and we look forward to welcoming them back in future!” Lara Fahey, Transition University of St Andrews

  • “We would like to say a big thank you to the PeachyKeen team who visited us twice in a week. As part of our Wellbeing agenda, we had the Scalextrix Bikes to both of our sites in Bellshill and have to say a great time was had by all. It didn’t matter about fitness level or skills – this was an activity everyone could get involved in and the competition was fierce ! The team were really organised, friendly and encouraged our employees to give it a go and we will certainly be calling on them again for fun, different activities we can offer in the workplace. Thank you again from the Muller Dairy and Blowmoulding sites. “

  • "My company booked the PeachyKeen smoothie bikes for a Wellbeing event we were hosting in May. From start to finish, Joa was extremely friendly and helpful, responding quickly to any queries I had as well as providing helpful information about the bikes which we used to promote on our internal channels. The event itself was a great success – my colleagues absolutely loved the bikes, and the smoothies were delicious (we had lots of people going back for seconds, and thirds!). We also had some special requests on the day, and PeachyKeen were extremely accommodating and nothing was a hassle for them. Overall, a really great experience and would 100% recommend if you are looking for a fun (and healthy!) activity for any event you’re hosting." Eve Robertson, Modulr Finance

  • Just wanted to thank you and your Team for your efforts on behalf of CIRCLE for the Scottish Recovery Consortium Recovery Walk Scotland - Paisley 2022. The smoothie bike activity was so welcomed by those on attendance and there were so many smiles on people's faces it brought further joy and happiness to such a fantastic event. I will strongly be recommending PeachyKeen to our Service Partners. Not only the activity, but your staff team were so welcoming and really got involved in supporting the day and engaging with everyone who took part in the activity: amazing!!! Thank you so much from CIRCLE. Iain Risk, Circle

  • We booked Joa for our Bike Fun Day event and loved how colourful the Peachykeen stand was which helped attract people to have a go at the smoothie bike. The smoothies are actually delicious, and Joa provided all of the ingredients so that we did not have to source those. It's a great fun activity for all ages, and the team were so busy all day we completely used up all of the smoothie supplies! We will definitely book you again. Gemma Simpson, Auchterarder Community Sports & Recreation Bike Fun Day

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