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Food and Farming Extravaganza

Kirkcaldy’s PeachyKeen participated in the Royal Highland Education Trust’s (RHET)  virtual Food and Farming Extravaganza.

With the Royal Highland Show cancelled due to coronavirus, RHET worked with partners up and down the country to bring online activities and videos about food and farming direct to the screens of young people.

PeachyKeen, which designs and manufactures products that utilise human movement to generate electricity, created three bite-sized videos using one of its electricity producing spin bikes to power a water vortex, hydroponics system and to show viewers how to make butter.

Andrew Bowie of PeachKeen spoke to fbm Update. He said:

“The theme of our educational videos centred on the science of water and energy in the production of food. This we achieved with the assistance of Mabel, our milking cow simulator, and our human powered activities, whilst following social distancing procedures.

“Those that participated in the event, especially children were able to interact with ‘calls to action’ during and following the broadcast. The videos are still available to view here:

1) Intro/Water Vortex  2) Hydroponics  3) Butter/Conclusion

Jen Symington – JASPER on behalf of Fife Business Matters



Royal Highland Show

As part of PeachyKeen’s community engagement outreach plan, we teamed up with the Royal Highland Education Trust. PeachyKeen launched a competition for children across Scotland to design a Human Powered device that could be used within farming and agriculture. Entries included a human powered scarecrow, sheep shearer, sprinkler system and David Adam’s winning Feed Mixer design. This was then built by PeachyKeen and showcased at the 2019 Royal Highland Show.

Following the competition, PeachyKeen had 3 weeks to prepare David’s design before it’s launch. Sticking to the PeachyKeen’s ethos of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle; the Feed Mixer was constructed using recycled materials wherever possible. To add to the educational cycle, PeachyKeen also built the Buchlyvie Slurry System – a dedication to the winning school. Along with the addition of Mabel; we were able to then demonstrate the full grass life cycle within a dairy system.

The team at RHET kindly donated ‘Dame Mabel,’ their 15 year old milking cow simulator. PeachyKeen gave her a full ‘make-over’ including fiberglass repairs and complete paint job including the PK tattoo. We like to think a red rosette would have been awarded if she had been entered in the cattle show itself!

David and his class from Buchlyvie Primary were invited to attend this years show where he was able to give a speech about his winning design. Namely, the farm implement allows an efficient blending of ingredients. This gives cattle the essential nutrients required to enhance their well-being and produce the best quality dairy or beef products. We demonstrated this through PeachyKeen’s exhibit. The feed was mixed and eaten by Mabel; she could then produce a high quality yield of nutritious milk. Additionally, she also produces slurry, which farmers could then spread back on the fields to help fertilise the land.

The David Adam’s Feed Mixer and Buchlyvie Slurry System were Human Powered. Electricity was generated through PeachyKeen’s Pedal Pods, demonstrate the nutrient cycle.

Across the four days of the Royal Highland Show, PeachyKeen were proud to welcome hundreds of visitors daily to their stand including; Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon; Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Minister, Mairi Goureon; and Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell. Following the show, we were delighted to have a quick snippet of our team featured on the BBC’s popular television program, Countryfile.

PeachyKeen create bespoke interactive exhibits to suit a wide variety of environments. Additionally you can hire our equipment for your own event!   Get in touch to talk about your own ideas, powered by PeachyKeen.

Interactive Exhibits

Interactive exhibits are a fantastic way to engage an audience of all ages.  PeachyKeen create bespoke interactive exhibits that enable users to generate their own renewable energy!  The electricity produced can power a variety of applications including lighting, sounds, TV screens and more!

In Spring of 2019, PeachyKeen installed a brand new interactive exhibit with a Hand Crank into Beecraigs Country Park.  As the Crank is turned, human generated electricity is created!  Tailored to suit Beecraigs specific requirements, users begin to turn the hand crank, triggering lighting on the table to take visitors on a journey around the country park.  As well as demonstrating different pathways through the estate, the table lighting also indicates how much electricity is currently stored in one of our A1-Beer Boxes (this is hidden in the centre of the table).  The excess energy that has been generated powers a monitor above the table that highlights all of Beecraigs current sustainability projects. 

PeachyKeen create bespoke interactive exhibits to suit a wide variety of environments.  Our sustainable electricity production removes the need for mains power.  From Country Parks to Museums, Shopping Malls and beyond!  Get in touch to talk about your own ideas, powered by PeachyKeen.

Old Kirk Restoration

Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust commissioned PeachyKeen to rescue a sadly neglected model of the Old Kirk Tower and turn it into a human powered, audio visual, exhibit, to encourage the visiting public of the need to save energy.

The model was originally built as part of a floral exhibit in the 1990s with an emphasis on the stain glass window, depicting an Old Kirk fire in 1986.  This was replicated in the model along with buttons to activate a spectrum of lighting shining from various windows and the Tower louvers plus recordings of the Old Kirk organ and unique sounding Tower Bell.

The model can be wheeled around the Old Kirk so that it can act as a centre piece for events such as concerts, open days, Halloween and Christmas.

Power is provided either by direct mains power or connecting to a PeachyKeen Hand Crank / Pedal Pod device.

Contact us now to find out more about how PeachyKeen could build a human powered exhibit to act as a fun, informative focal point for your organisation.

  • "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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