From the monthly archives:

April 2010

ElecTrak gets new rims!

April 28, 2010

More work done on the tractor! Turns out I am NOT using those hub adapters. They would have still needed modification to use anyways. The one set of rims was the right size, except that it was for a 3/4 drive shaft instead of a 1″. My friend Rich has a BIG lathe, that he [...]

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PowerWheels Racing: Gravedigger Motor

April 28, 2010

The Milwaukee Makerspace is at it again! This time, participating in “Power Wheels Racing” – modifying stock kids electric vehicles for more power to compete against other teams in tug-of-war, races, and maybe even PowerWheels Polo. Gravedigger is so big, that if it weren’t stock, it would exceed the rules about vehicle size! We actually had [...]

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Electro-Metro Tablet update

April 18, 2010

Lately, I have been playing with a tablet PC provided to my by my friend Tom. A while back, I mentioned to him how a small computer display would be really handy. So, of course, he dug up an entire computer built around a 800×600 pixel touch-screen display. So far, the main plan was to [...]

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100,000 miles on electric!

April 16, 2010

The other day, I was pretty excited to have rolled over 2000 miles on my electric Geo Metro since conversion. Well, that would be nothing for Doug Korthof and Lisa Rosen, who recently passed 100,000 miles on their RAV-4 Electric. The following is thanks to Plug In America. “Doug and Lisa’s trusty 2003 RAV reached [...]

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POWERWHEELS

April 14, 2010

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