All posts in April, 2010

Plug Bug: AC vs DC

I initially was going to use a DC motor, but now I’m leaning towards AC. This website has a lot of great information on AC vs DC: Those are all good points, but I’ll... [read more]
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: EV AC Drive Motor / Controller Selection

My primary choices for an AC motor Update: I’m now back to considering a DC system, since the affordable AC systems (Azure Dynamics AC24LS and HPEV’s AC50) are underpowered for Highway 17 (5% grade, average).... [read more]
Electric Bug

Photography: Purple Wildflower


Plug Bug: Engine removed

I removed the engine a week or two ago. It wasn’t too hard! I’m still doing a lot of research on what motors and batteries I’m going to buy. Expect a summary at some point... [read more]
Electric Bug

Upstairs Railing

I’ve been working on a railing for the upstairs part of my house that opens up into the main a-frame. Here’s the general process on how I made it. First off, I did several designs... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

Photography: Pincushions and Unis

Photography, Unicycling

Photography: Coker in the Grass

Photography, Unicycling

Rob’s Ride.

We did one of our favorite ride’s today, “Rob’s Ride”, with the famous Rob, Ken, Louise and myself. I dragged my camera around and took a few pictures. Route: iMapMyRide: Apr 18, 2010 1:37... [read more]

Plug Bug: Step 1, Research

I’m now learning as much as I can about electric cars and how to convert my bug. I’m going to document my process so others can benefit from the research that I do. So far,... [read more]
Electric Bug

Electric Bug

The Electric Bug Project (The Plug Bug) My next project has started! I’m planning on converting a 1969 VW bug to run on electricity. I have been wanting to do this for quite some time... [read more]
Electric Bug

Fireplace Mantel

Our house in Aptos needed a new fireplace mantel. The prior owner had taken out the mantel and insert, so I needed something that looked nice. There was a huge area that needed to be... [read more]

Fruit Trees

The yard at Project Hutchinson now has a small orchard. The lumber store over in Santa Cruz was having a sale on fruit trees, so I went and grabbed a few. In front of the... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

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