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THE ORGANIC VIEW talks about DIY Electric Cars.

January 25, 2012

(Pre-Show) Right now, I’m pretty excited to be a guest just a little later today on THE ORGANIC VIEW. I met the host a while back at the Mother Earth Fair, and we had a good long chat. If you are looking at this web page right now because of that program, thanks for stopping […]

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Laser Contest Runner-up

January 24, 2011

While the recent big excitement was winning in the Instructables/Craftsman contest, there was another contest I entered as well, also through Instructables. This contest was sponsored by a laser-cutter company. The Grand Prize being a laser cutter worth about $7000. Well, the final judgement has just been announced…… and I’m a runner up! Looks like […]

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Um…(gulp) I Won?

January 2, 2011

I have been waiting with baited breath for the results of the INSTRUCTABLES Craftsman Tools Contest. A couple times a day lately, I have been checking my e-mail and viewing the contest page on the web site. Nothing. Zilch. No updates, no e-mails from them. Today, I checked back in on the contest page at […]

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DIY Hybrid featured on INSTRUCTABLES

December 20, 2010

I just put the information on my do-it-yourself hybrid on The project was almost instantly featured – it shows up on the homepage and is also otherwise highlighted on the site. I also entered it into the contest they have going on sponsored by Craftsman Tools. The grand prize is $5000 worth of tool […]

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Overview of the REVOLT DIY Hybrid

December 19, 2010

Here’s a short video explaining my REVOLT HYBRID. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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Generator mounting bracket

December 17, 2010

Yesterday, most of the work on the project was to physically mount the generator. I still had plenty of old bed-frame laying around. Not the easiest material to work with, but the price was right! (FREE!) I measured the generator and the back area of the car, and then cut the bed frame to size. […]

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The Hybrid is ALIVE!

December 15, 2010

Today was pretty exciting! Yesterday, I was terribly frustrated with the DIY Plug-In Hybrid project. I was having issues with the generator, and couldn’t get it to run on any of the THREE propane tanks I had. Today, I got a fresh start. I tinkered a bit and was able to run the generator on […]

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Generator Update – 12/12/2010

December 12, 2010

Well, here’s a video showing the basics of how the generator work. I did get all the sheet metal back on the generator, although I still need 18 more metric screws total. (It amazes me how much more metric screws cost than standard here in the States!) I also need to get a muffler for […]

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Open ReVolt – Another controller completed!

March 20, 2010

A while back, by friend Chris from our local EV Club started converting a motorcycle to electric. When it came time to find a controller, he wanted one that was good, fast, and cheap. Rather than settle for the usual two-out-of-three, he instead decided to build an Open ReVolt Controller. At about the same time […]

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