From the monthly archives:

November 2017

Video of Tour the Mitsubishi iMiev

November 24, 2017

One of our YouTube viewers asked for a video tour of the Mitsubishi iMiEV electric car. So, we pulled out the video camera, filmed it, and gave our honest review of the vehicle. Here’s that video! We’ve been driving this car for two years now, and have put about 20,000 miles on it. In a [...]

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EV Salvage – AC Motor and Controller from Van

November 21, 2017

About a week or so ago, I got an e-mail from my friend, Tom. He had a “hot lead” on some electric vehicle salvage.  And it turned out that I was already familiar with the project. In fact, I had already shot a YouTube video about it! Tom has been involved in salvage for some [...]

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Electronics Project: Sophie’s 3-LED Traffic Light

November 16, 2017

Yesterday, my Crazy Circuits arrived in the mail. After dinner, the Little Girl (Sophie, just turned 7 years old) and I decided we would play with them. I thought the first thing we would do is a simple LED circuit – just a battery going to an LED. Well, we barely had that done before [...]

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Crazy Circuits Unboxing

November 15, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised today to get a package in the mail. When I shook it, it rattled just the same way that Legos do, but I knew that what was inside was electronics. Electronics which are as much fun to play with as Legos… This package is from Brown Dog Gadgets, a local educational [...]

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Sensing Current for Solar

November 13, 2017

About a week or so ago, I started playing around with a DIY current sensor. The initial experiments seemed to work, so I took it out to the garage, and hooked it up to my grid-tie solar array. I first removed the cover from my garage circuit breaker panel so that I could get to [...]

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