All posts in 2011

Political Email Scams Against Obama

Obama hate-mail has been scouring the internet for years. People frequently resend emails that they simply don’t understand. My dad sent me one with the title “After two years of Obama—here’s your change!!!”. Here’s an... [read more]
General

Some amazing treehouses

A friend pointed me to a link on MNN with some amazing treehouses. That led me to Romero Studios. They have built some quit amazing treehouse structures, such as the screen shot below. Check them... [read more]
Treehouses

Shop Tour

How about a tour of my garage shop? Grinder: Work desk and tools hanging on the wall: The fan in the window is used to exhaust fumes from welding and other things: Nuts, bolts and... [read more]
Electric Bug, Machining, Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Plug Bug: Water proofing the motor area

One of the problems with the electric motor is that it is exposed to the elements underneath the car. I don’t want to get water in my Warp9 and have it fry, so I needed... [read more]
Electric Bug

Bug + Tesla

I don’t think I posted this to my blog…my caption was “Sorry Tesla, I got to the Charging Station first!” \
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: Drive to work data

My drive home includes ~1900′ of elevation gain, which takes a lot of energy. The car averaged 322 watt-hours/mile. So, what does the data look like coming too work where I drive *down* highway 17?... [read more]
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: analyzing data

I finally have the car running again! I got the controller back from Netgain Controls with an upgraded motherboard to fix some issues I was seeing. My Interface Module was also fixed to report the... [read more]
Electric Bug
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Treehouse Fall Down – Video

This is a follow up to the last post where I posted pictures.
Treehouses

Treehouse Fall Down – Pictures

The main part of my old treehouse fell down quite some time ago. however, the walls were left standing until a while ago when they finally fell too. Here’s a few pictures. I’ll post a... [read more]
Treehouses
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Photography: Protea #2

Protea #2 Taken at the UCSC Arboretum, Feb 20th, 2011.
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Plug Bug: Walk Around

Here’s a video of a walk around I did describing some of the car’s elements. I fumbled on “contactor” :)
Electric Bug
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Plug Bug: Paint Booth

Here’s an old video tour of my paint booth when I painted the bug earlier last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko3zn4Lw44E
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Plug Bug: First Drive

I have a lot more details later, but here it is!
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Plug Bug: Battery Bus Bars

There needs to be a way to connect one 3.2v Thundersky battery to another to form the battery pack. I’ll have a total of 48 cells in two separate packs. Apparently some batteries come with... [read more]
Electric Bug
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Charger mounted, BMS install in progress

I’ve been working hard on the car, but progress has been slow. I was missing some BMS boards — I should have counted them 6 months ago! So, I had Justin and Evolve overnight them... [read more]
Electric Bug
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Plug Bug: Batteries

How about just some pictures?
Electric Bug

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