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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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THERMAL VIDEO – Charging a Tesla Model 3 in the Cold

January 27, 2019

The other day, a Tesla Model 3 driver stopped by to top off his charge while visiting some nearby relatives. It was VERY cold out (-20℉ when I woke up…) The car charged at 40 amps, and I thought I’d film some THERMAL VIDEO of the car charging out in the cold! I’m on Plugshare, […]

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Video of Tour the Mitsubishi iMiev

November 24, 2017

One of our YouTube viewers asked for a video tour of the Mitsubishi iMiEV electric car. So, we pulled out the video camera, filmed it, and gave our honest review of the vehicle. Here’s that video! We’ve been driving this car for two years now, and have put about 20,000 miles on it. In a […]

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New favorite online car videos

July 20, 2013

I was taking a look through online videos to find a little basic instruction on installing a water pump, when I cam across this one: I like this guy’s style. Fun, but straight to the point. I took a look at another video or two of his. For any future car work, I might have […]

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Learning about Cars the Old-School way!

January 16, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I’m actually NOT much of a car guy. I believe that internal combustion engines run on some sort of dark magic that is impossible for the common man to comprehend. That’s why I LOVE when somebody has a nice, simple way to explain an automotive concept. And since cars […]

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Electric ATV

July 11, 2012

Just yesterday, I announced how I want to give away 100 copies of DIY Electric Vehicle instructional DVDs to “seed” programs for schools. Already, I have gotten a number of requests for videos that I have mailed out. With one of them was a message saying “Look what we have already done” and a link […]

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Electric Cushman Conversion updates

June 26, 2012

Our YouTube friend BENFROGGG has a couple more videos up of his work converting an old Cushman to electric! In these two videos, he reconditions a forklift electric motor and goes to work on the tires and rims. You can subscribe to his YouTube Channel to get updates in the future, or heck, subscribe to […]

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Open Source AC Motor Controller Test.

June 18, 2012

While I’ve been out of town the last few days, some of my friends have been very busy on other projects. That includes our buddy, MPaulHolmes, who just posted a video of a first official test of the Open Source AC motor controller. If you want to follow the progress on the project, please check […]

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Timing Traffic Lights

February 3, 2012

Just recently, I was reminded of an video I shot a couple summers ago. It’s on “Timing Traffic Lights”. If you’ve never heard of the technique, don’t worry it’s simple and only takes a minute to learn. What I think is really great about it is that it is a TECHNIQUE rather than a “Feature.” […]

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Electric Motorcycle at the CRAFTSMAN EXPERIENCE

November 23, 2011

This past Friday, I had the great privilege of joining other Instructables authors in Chicago at the CRAFTSMAN EXPERIENCE. The event was part social mixer, part television show, with Instructables authors being interviewed and talking about and showing off their innovative projects. I brought my electric motorcycle down to show off at the event. After […]

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