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by Squiggles
Sun, 06 Jun 2010, 15:21
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia
Replies: 73
Views: 9555

Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia

You forget it is targeted at government and some how they will calculate that this is cheap, after all if they run short of cash they can raise the tax on some industry......oh wait they are already doing that!
by Squiggles
Fri, 04 Jun 2010, 01:51
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: New Inventors - Tilting Electric Trike
Replies: 13
Views: 1994

New Inventors - Tilting Electric Trike

He does a good James May impersonation Image

You got my votes by the way...
by Squiggles
Sat, 29 May 2010, 00:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Range Extender
Replies: 132
Views: 15805

Range Extender

What you're talking about is this: The Long-Ranger built for a Rav4 EV. It's a great example of what is possible. I might consider a smaller version for my EV bike. I'd like to go on a road trip across the country. Very, very cute. It is cute, but if they towed it in reverse it would be more aerody...
by Squiggles
Thu, 27 May 2010, 22:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Stimulus
Replies: 18
Views: 1989

Stimulus

Digger you're smarter than the average economist!! Lets change the story just a little, assume the Hotel owner is Kevin Rudd and the hotel represents Australia, Let the traveller represent the international monetary system where governments borrow which lets the $100 represent an "Economic Stimulus ...
by Squiggles
Tue, 25 May 2010, 05:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Stimulus
Replies: 18
Views: 1989

Stimulus

Just to continue the theme, here is a new quote from our treasurer "Sixteen of the 31 American Nobel Prize winners in economics and six of the past chairmen of the president's council of economic advisers have been researchers at the NBER." Which is just more evidence of the all taught from the same...
by Squiggles
Sat, 22 May 2010, 02:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Stimulus
Replies: 18
Views: 1989

Stimulus

This is scary stuff and all true. I studied economics as part of my Masters in Commerce and the bank lending ratio is something like 30 to 1 not the 9 to 1 that the video suggests. Goombi's original post is also exactly one of the theories that is taught in economics, the theory is that a company th...
by Squiggles
Mon, 17 May 2010, 22:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: E-Machine
Replies: 57
Views: 8024

E-Machine

Nice Image
by Squiggles
Mon, 17 May 2010, 22:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: E-Machine
Replies: 57
Views: 8024

E-Machine

Loose_Bruce wrote: It's finished.

Image


Mr safety First Image
by Squiggles
Mon, 17 May 2010, 04:28
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia
Replies: 73
Views: 9555

Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia

The side car could carry range extending batteries or generator.
by Squiggles
Sun, 16 May 2010, 00:11
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia
Replies: 73
Views: 9555

Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia

This is the funniest thing Marco has said so far
"The Lexus had Superior build quality "....unless he means superior to Toyota Image
by Squiggles
Sat, 08 May 2010, 14:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 317926

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

7circle wrote: Have you considered using the squiggle links


Thanks for naming them after me, but honestly I can't take any credit for their invention Image
by Squiggles
Fri, 07 May 2010, 13:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 317926

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

I assume the fancy routing between boards is to allow flex.
Have you considered making the tracks in the flex area larger and on upper and lower as a precaution against fracture?
by Squiggles
Thu, 06 May 2010, 20:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 16425

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

A bureaucrat that breaths is dangerous!
by Squiggles
Thu, 06 May 2010, 03:09
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: New AC controller now available
Replies: 46
Views: 8404

New AC controller now available

What size cable would they need to run for an electric stove? 8mm^2, very pricey!
by Squiggles
Sun, 02 May 2010, 23:12
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Evans Electric
Replies: 12
Views: 7030

Evans Electric

1. Where has the brake calliper gone?
2. How much crap is going to get jammed in the air gap?
by Squiggles
Sun, 02 May 2010, 23:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Accelerator Pedal Sensors
Replies: 41
Views: 4859

Accelerator Pedal Sensors

A more available and less expensive alternative might be this one from EV Works: http://evworks.com.au/store/images/medium/180-Potbox.jpg With the quality of work most of you guys are putting into your cars I can't believe you would consider one of these, they look like something out of a Dick Smit...
by Squiggles
Sat, 01 May 2010, 02:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Nevilleh's BMW
Replies: 337
Views: 53819

Nevilleh's BMW

When you start to design your PCB go four layer, use the internal layers for GND and VCC. There are benefits that make the small additional cost worth it.
by Squiggles
Sat, 01 May 2010, 01:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Nevilleh's BMW
Replies: 337
Views: 53819

Nevilleh's BMW

Is it more than single sided?
Is it date stamped 1948?
by Squiggles
Sat, 01 May 2010, 00:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Nevilleh's BMW
Replies: 337
Views: 53819

Nevilleh's BMW

"Trouble is, there's no decent ground on the controller board, just a skinny track meandering all over the place."

Are you kidding?
by Squiggles
Fri, 30 Apr 2010, 23:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 317926

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

coulomb wrote:
Like "bang" for the windier "exclamation mark",


I thought that was a question mark ?
by Squiggles
Fri, 30 Apr 2010, 23:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 16425

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

a4x4kiwi wrote: p.s. I really am getting suspicious in my middle age!


What took you so long?
by Squiggles
Fri, 30 Apr 2010, 14:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 317926

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Maybe he was just a little sloshed at the time....
by Squiggles
Thu, 29 Apr 2010, 01:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 16425

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

Coulomb, regarding the testing aspect of it, and engineer at Holden told me that with all the simulation, documentation, test protocols and then actual testing, a minor change to say the brake biasing or even weight distribution of one of their cars triggers a 5-6 week process involving dozens of p...
by Squiggles
Tue, 27 Apr 2010, 20:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 16425

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

Wouldn't it be better to mandate that vehicles be designed well enough not to require ESC? Heaven forbid that we are sold cars that can be driven without elaborate driver aids..... Add to that a mandate that says drivers must be adequately trained... Hell they could even demand that cars be limited ...
by Squiggles
Tue, 27 Apr 2010, 14:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Discharge Tests - HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Battery Discharge Tests - HELP!

You're kidding right? TJ makes a good point, at 3V the electrodes would just about have to be touching to get any decent current to flow. It only came to mind as it was common to use flat plate electrodes in saline water tanks to create low inductance loads for testing AC systems, of course being DC...