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Wheelie Poppin’ Tractor for Junk Parade!

September 2, 2019

This year, I made it. I got my overpowered piece of junk electric tractor into The World’s Greatest Junk Parade! Last year, I took this old GE Elec-Trak frame and added a forklift motor and 6 Nissan Leaf Cell Modules. The driveline was a little complicated, and I didn’t get it working in time for […]

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Happy Birthday, America!

July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day everyone! Our local 4th of July Parade was on Satruday, and I decided to enter my home-built electric car as a float. On the side, I had a hand-made sign calling my entry “Freedom from Foreign Oil”. What was interesting was the responses I got in the parade. To start with, when […]

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Electric POT O’ GOLD!

February 25, 2010

It wouldn’t be street legal under other circumstances, but the Milwaukee MakerSpace’s POT O’ GOLD will head down the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. MakerSpace members have already built a “universal float platform” out of scrap steel and salvaged electric wheelchair motors. Then, they built a wood frame in […]

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