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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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Salvaging Lithium

August 5, 2014

  Today, I was trying to get some cleanup done in my garage. It’s pretty hard to work on a hybrid truck or electric car when the garage is packed pretty solid with junk (although cool junk), camping equipment, and yes, even dead electric car batteries. The Mitsubishi iMIEV batteries have been kicking around for [...]

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