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Rinky Dink is a 1962 instrumental hit by Dave "Baby" Cortez.
Rinky Dink is a mobile musical sound system that operates on power provided by two bicycles and solar panels. It tours the world as part of many musical festivals and parties and is a prime example of how green electricity can be generated and used to power things. As well as being powered by bicycle, the system itself is moved around using specially converted bicycles. It has been featured on BBC Newsnight and Panorama programs.
The Rinky Dink was also responsible for powering the first bicycle-powered digital recording in history—Live & Pedal-Powered (1995) by Baka Beyond.
- "Session notes by Dik de Heer: "Early in the Morning"". Bobbydarin.net. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
- Rinky Dink official site
- Rinky Dink on Glastonbury Festival website
- Live and Pedal-Powered
- A song by David Rovics about the Rinky Dink
Other similar projects
- Cycle-powered cinema
- Similar, but static bicycle-powered sound system—as seen on Blue Peter
- Renewable energy-powered sound systems
- High Efficiency high fidelity bike powered events on a large scale
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