From the monthly archives:

February 2010

Electric POT O’ GOLD!

February 25, 2010

It wouldn’t be street legal under other circumstances, but the Milwaukee MakerSpace’s POT O’ GOLD will head down the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. MakerSpace members have already built a “universal float platform” out of scrap steel and salvaged electric wheelchair motors. Then, they built a wood frame in [...]

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Mer-Chevy Flywheel coming?

February 24, 2010

Well, it looks like I finally got a lead on a manual transmission flywheel for the Mer-Chevy project. Unfotunately, it’s out of town, and I need a friend to stop out for me to get it from the seller. That’s not going to happen for at least a week. So here I wait, HOPING to [...]

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Mer-Chevy Flywheel coming?

February 24, 2010

Well, it looks like I finally got a lead on a manual transmission flywheel for the Mer-Chevy project. Unfotunately, it’s out of town, and I need a friend to stop out for me to get it from the seller. That’s not going to happen for at least a week. So here I wait, HOPING to [...]

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Tom gets a Transmission

February 22, 2010

My Friend Tom has been working on an all-electric conversion of a Dodge Neon for a while now. It’s a pretty cool car, using almost all salvaged materials, including an industrial AC motor to drive the whole thing. Unfortunately, the transmission that came with the car doesn’t shift so well between two of the gears. [...]

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What started it all

February 22, 2010

A couple years back, I visited the Midwest Renewable Energy Associations annual energy fair. As part of the fair, they host an alternative car show. One slick vehicle I saw, was an electric bicycle, built by a kit. The first thing I did when I got home, was ordered the kit, and then installed it [...]

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