From the monthly archives:

May 2015

1st Mini-Road Trip on the Vectrix

May 29, 2015

Yesterday, I clocked 72.3 miles on the Vectrix. One of the two people that I sold the rest of the Nissan LEAF cell modules to is Nick. He lives in the greater Milwaukee, WI area, and has the same Vectrix as I do. I mean the SAME! It is also a 2007 VX-1 and it’s [...]

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Electric Motorcycle Roadtrip Movie?

May 27, 2015

I’m looking for some input from you. Should I make a film about riding long-distance on an all electric motorcycle? Before you get too “Rah-rah-rah” on me, let me explain the details…. To start with, I’ve shot a LOT of YouTube videos. Don’t believe me? Go to my account and watch all of them. There’s [...]

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Vectrix: Cycle Analyst now Working

May 27, 2015

I got the Cycle Analyst working! It seems that the problem is that I never bothered to program in the sensitivity of the shunt resistor. All of the ammeters that I have worked with in the past were simple analog ones. I would have a meter and a matching shunt. It just worked – nothing [...]

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Custom Lettering on the Vectrix

May 18, 2015

Yesterday, I was busy running errands, but had the chance to swing by the Milwaukee Makerspace. That’s a hackerspace in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Bayview neighborhood. I wanted to stop in to see if I had left my Solar Death Ray there. I had promised a friend that we would use solar power to burn his shirt [...]

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Vectrix Range Testing

May 10, 2015

The minute that I posted that I had the LEAF cell modules in the Vectrix electric motorcycle, people started asking me “But what’s the new RANGE!?!?!” The answer is that I simply did not know. The only way was to ride the cycle until the voltage got down to the lower cut-off point. However, with [...]

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