Corbin Dunn
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All posts in February, 2011

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Photography: Protea #2

Protea #2 Taken at the UCSC Arboretum, Feb 20th, 2011.
Photography
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Plug Bug: DMV has it registered as an “E”

In follow up to: http://www.corbinstreehouse.com/blog/2011/02/plug-bug-dmv-process-registering-a-home-built-ev/ I now have the car registered as an EV! I took all the paperwork I had accumulated, in particular the BAR form saying that it didn’t need smog, and the... [read more]
Electric Bug
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Plug Bug: DMV Process Registering a Home Built EV

So, I’ve been trying to register the Plug Bug as a pure EV car. Here has been my adventure so far. 1. First DMV trip. The car was registered non-op, but I drove it down... [read more]
Electric Bug
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Plug Bug: Motor Cooling Ideas and Notes

Currently, the car is garaged. It has been wet and rainy, and I don’t have the motor water proofed. I tested making it water proof by using some thick plastic underneath the motor area to... [read more]
Electric Bug
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Plug Bug: Unicycle Storage

I have the rear section finished now and can carry unicycles on top of my cells.
Electric Bug
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Plug Bug: Elithion Lithiumate BMS setup (Part 2)

… a continuation from part 1. When putting on the cell boards boards on the cells I was extra careful to not let the wires touch anything or to put the board on backwards. Each... [read more]
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: IOTA DC-DC Converter fix

UPDATE! After 100 miles, the solder got so hot that it melted out. I asked the friendly people on EVDL why this would happen. It could be because the inrush limiter was not rated right,... [read more]
Electric Bug
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Plug Bug: BMS Install

I’ve been driving the car for a few weeks now, and I’m behind on some blog posts about it. The car has a small problem with the DC-DC converter, so I couldn’t drive it this... [read more]
Electric Bug

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