From the monthly archives:

July 2012

Green Drive Expo – Madison, WI

July 22, 2012

Thanks to everybody who came out and said hello this weekend at the Green Drive Expo in Madison Wisconsin! We had lots of fun showing off my electric motorcycle, the Solar-Power Wheels, and Thomas’ Electric Leopard car. It felt like the power-wheels was the sleeper hit of the show. Lots of families were checking it [...]

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Solar-Powered Power Wheels

July 22, 2012

My little girl just keeps getting bigger, and she’s almost the right size for a Power Wheels ride on toy. A while back I got one for free – it didn’t have a battery or charger, so it didn’t run. I also had a Harbor Freight 45-watt solar panel kit. It dawned on me that [...]

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LED work on Open Revolt controller case

July 19, 2012

Yesterday, I made it down to the Milwaukee Makerspace to do a little more work on the clear case for my Open Revolt electric car motor controller. I grabbed a couple of scrap LEDs and starting experimenting to see what would work to attach them to another piece of plastic. How about laser-cutting a hole [...]

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Mother Earth Fair Ticket Discount

July 11, 2012

If you are planning to go to the Mother Earth News Fair in Pennsylvania in September, order your tickets NOW! They have a secret special promotion for getting a 3-Day Pass, bumper sticker, and coupon for %25 off anything in their bookstore, for only 10 bucks! https://www.motherearthnews.com/order/order.aspx?promocode=MMEEMC78 This special promotion only runs through July 16th, [...]

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Electric ATV

July 11, 2012

Just yesterday, I announced how I want to give away 100 copies of DIY Electric Vehicle instructional DVDs to “seed” programs for schools. Already, I have gotten a number of requests for videos that I have mailed out. With one of them was a message saying “Look what we have already done” and a link [...]

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