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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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Solar Experimenting

April 9, 2017

Spring is Sprung! It was the first Saturday of spring with some actual nice warm sunny weather, so that means it’s time to experiment with solar! A couple of weeks ago, I got a few used Enphase micro-inverters in the mail. My buddy, Russ, (https://www.youtube.com/user/rwg42985) had found some inverters at an electronics salvage yard near [...]

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Fixing a Mouse

October 13, 2016

This morning, I fixed something. No, it wasn’t an engine, a motorcycle, or an electric car. I fixed my computer mouse… and I’m PROUD of it. Earlier this week, I was doing some work as a “data wrangler” at a tech conference. I was at my computer all day, moving around and backing up camera [...]

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Removing the Nissan LEAF cells

March 18, 2015

Whew, what a day! After doing what I needed to for the day for work, I set to taking the cover off the Nissan LEAF battery pack to start to strip out the cell modules. The cover came off pretty easy, just a whole pile of 10mm bolts around the perimeter, 4 13mm bolts on [...]

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Score! Nissan Leaf Salvage Yard Battery Pack

March 17, 2015

Today, I got my hands on a Nissan Leaf battery pack. As usual, it started as a simple road trip, and ended as an adventure. I headed out, first to the Credit Union to get some money. When I had spoken to the salvage yard, it sounded like cash would be the best way to [...]

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