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Archive for November, 2010

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Tricycle From the back of Justin’s Shop (ebikes.ca), Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2010.


Plug Bug: iPad mount

It’s raining today but I did add a cool option to my car. The iPad mount! I was originally going to make my own mount, but that would take days of machining time and would not probably work all that great. I decided to search for options and quickly found Ram Mounts. I bought the basic iPad mount and the long arm (along with 2 balls) for $40 or $50 (I forget now). I figured out where I wanted it and drilled a few holes under the dash. I then mounted the ball end with 3 M5 cap head bolts... [read more]


Plug Bug: Electric Ceramic Heater

I got my heater installed; I can test the fan and make sure the contactor comes on, but heat won’t come out until I actually have my battery pack installed. I cut a hole on the dash (opposite the emergency blinker sign, to the left of the ash tray) for the switch. I had to grind down the back area a little bit to make sure the contacts didn’t touch the frame and short anything out. The front 3-speed switch is then mounted to a little face plate that shows off/low/med/high. No picture (I forgot to take one). The fan... [read more]


Plug Bug: Wiring…and more wiring

I’m still waiting for batteries, but i’m getting a lot of the little details done. The car could be drivable if I actually had a battery pack. I can turn on the key and hear a satisfying “click” of the negative contactor closing. Hopefully the batteries are down in LA on a big boat that is about to come up to the Bay Area. I’m crossing my fingers hoping I get them before my week long thanksgiving vacation. Here’s a shot of a bunch of stuff wired up. I’m using 2/0 welding wire for the battery interconnects. I may upgrade... [read more]



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