From the monthly archives:

November 2017

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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