From the monthly archives:

March 2012

Building the Box – Open Revolt Controller Case

March 28, 2012

I started planning out the rough design of the clear plastic case for the 500 amp Open Revolt controller case. I finally got my student copy of Adobe Illustrator, and am just starting to figure out how to use it. The laser at the Milwaukee Makerspace is all controlled using vector files, so I need [...]

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How Loud IS an Electric Motorcycle?

March 25, 2012

A while back, a viewer left a comment on one of my YouTube videos, asking if I could shoot a motorcycle video WITHOUT any background music. He wanted to just hear how the motorcycle sounded. Makes sense – it seems like half the questions I get about the motorcycle are about how it sounds. So, [...]

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Laser Etching for Open ReVolt

March 17, 2012

Just about the only thing I don’t love about the Open ReVolt motor controller is the case. As cool as an Open Source Motor Controller is, it’s just not shown off with a basic metal cover. In fact, I actually drilled through the original cover (and put clear packaging tape over the holes!) to see [...]

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Electric Motorcycle a contest FINALIST!

March 2, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised today. I browsed my way over to Instructables.com, only to see that the BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE is a finalist in the SHOPBOT contest! Even if I don’t win the grand prize, since there’s 20 finalists, and ten second-place prizes, it means I have at least a 50/50 shot at [...]

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