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by OneEye
Sep 02, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WI legislator runs red light - hits cyclist
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: WI legislator runs red light - hits cyclist

I hate reading the comments sections when a cyclist is hit by a driver clearly at fault. Too many tools out there who somehow feel the cyclist is at fault. This would have been even more deadly if a compact car had entered the intersection at speed and been T-boned by that SUV. You wouldn't see comm...
by OneEye
Sep 02, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WI legislator runs red light - hits cyclist
Replies: 15
Views: 793

WI legislator runs red light - hits cyclist

Ouch. Saw this article in the news this morning. Looks like the cyclist had timed the light perfectly and had a decent speed entering the intersection. The light had clearly changed as the bus starts moving before the cyclist enters the intersection. Fortunately, the injuries are described as "non l...
by OneEye
Aug 26, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilot's Union Seeks to Ban Li Batteries From Flights
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Pilot's Union Seeks to Ban Li Batteries From Flights

Noticed this doozy in the linked article...
A burned package containing a lithium-ion "bicycle-power device" was discovered in the cargo of a UPS flight from Ontario, Calif., to Honolulu on June 18, the union said.
by OneEye
Aug 21, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Justin made Hackaday
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Justin made Hackaday

The comments on the hackaday site are typical to the site, they aren't a stab at Justin. For instance: the arduino and linux comments are running in-jokes on the site, someone later gives him his props for using a microcontroller to run the logic of his controller.
by OneEye
Jul 30, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Free 2D CAD program
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Good Free 2D CAD program

The URL in your link is malformed for me. A ... series replaces what must be the majority of the file path.
by OneEye
Jul 07, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice creams pumped with air to cut costs
Replies: 18
Views: 1177

Re: Ice creams pumped with air to cut costs

Is it here?
When you add salt to the ice, it lowers the freezing point of the ice, so even more energy has to be absorbed from the environment in order for the ice to melt
Same energy required, heat flow is faster due to increased temperature differential to ambient.

Right?
by OneEye
Jun 08, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini Cooper Electric production model (with EPA ratings!)
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: Mini Cooper Electric production model (with EPA ratings!)

needWheels wrote:What is with the massive meter in the middle?
That's the speedometer. The mini has an eccentric instrument layout; so this peculiarity isn't due to the electric drive train.
by OneEye
Jun 05, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toronto asked to keep e-bikes off sidewalks and bike lanes!
Replies: 91
Views: 4532

Re: Toronto asked to keep e-bikes off sidewalks and bike lanes!

Notice the jackass in the picture parking in the bike lane? I might be seeing it wrong, but that looks to me like a parking lane, with a bicycle lane outside of the parking lane. We have those on a few residential collectors here. You have about 12' striped off as the 'bike lane', but parking is al...
by OneEye
Jun 01, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pharmacist charged with murder after defending himself
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Pharmacist charged with murder after defending himself

It's all about the timing. If he had unloaded 6 rounds into the kid all at once it's self-defense; there would be no questions. From the security video, it appears the pharmacist hit the kid with one of his first shots, then pursued the armed robber out of the pharmacy, returned, retrieved a larger ...
by OneEye
May 07, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another aero-fairing recumbent
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Re: Another aero-fairing recumbent

This construction method might be a way to make an inexpensive but durable and practical faired recumbent bike (recumbent tandem?) or trike that, could be combined with a hub motor or outrigger motor drive. Are computer programs available that can model 3D shapes and translate these to flat panels ...
by OneEye
Jan 09, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: NASA TEST A123 cell --Very VERY V E R Y interesting !--
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: NASA TEST A123 cell --Very VERY V E R Y interesting !--

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by OneEye
Oct 10, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: EEStor ultracapacitor
Replies: 181
Views: 8301

Re: Zenn gearing up for EEStor-powered car

The answer is a smaller, lighter vehicle, like an ebike, then you can charge it with a normal outlet, but EEStor isn't applying it's technology to that. Hypothetically they are. Their latest victim >er, investor/licencee< is a light electric vehicle company planning to produce 2-wheel and 3-wheel e...
by OneEye
Aug 01, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: ROUE BLOQUEE EN MODE GENERATRICE
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: ROUE BLOQUEE EN MODE GENERATRICE

We discussed the problem very briefly on the Goldenmotor forums, but bernix is much more comfortable speaking in French, and I don't remember anything from high school, so I recommended he ask around in here so some of our Francophones could respond in kind. I may have understood wrong, but it sound...
by OneEye
Jul 31, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Zero X: Or Why Ebikes are not Emotorcycles...
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Re: Zero X: Or Why Ebikes are not Emotorcycles...

I'm not sure I follow what you are trying to ask or state here. Isn't the Zero X the perfect argument for limiting ebikes to 750 watts? I think it is more of a non-sequitor than an argument. That would be like saying an AMA Superbike is the perfect argument for limiting mopeds to 30mph. They are in ...
by OneEye
Jul 21, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: goldenmotor price drop
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: goldenmotor price drop

No reliable contact. sales@goldenmotor.com is their sole face to the world, and often goes unanswered if the guy on the other end doesn't feel interested that day. More than the delivery time frame was the reliability issues and lack of response. They seemed to have a worse initial no-go rate than j...
by OneEye
Jul 11, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: gordon brown in favour of electric cars
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: gordon brown in favour of electric cars

I think one request would be to add some umph to the hobbled e-bike regulation you are living with. Increase the allowable no-pedal speed to 20 or 25mph, and allow power to the 500-1000W range as street-legal "bicycles" (no tags, no license, no insurance required).
by OneEye
Jul 08, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: .
Replies: 75
Views: 4722

Re: How Fast Have You Seen A Road Biker Pedal???

Bum == Buttocks

We need a Google translator to 'Merican from Queen's English.
by OneEye
Jul 08, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Charging Station Idea
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Charging Station Idea

"Lockers" can be done with expanded metal mesh, or any other perforated metal for the doors. Enough ventilation eliminates the explosion hazard. As for bombs, they can just as easily be placed in a trash receptacle as in a locker; you only need an hour or so of delay to be useful. I doubt every tras...
by OneEye
Jun 27, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with cars / traffic
Replies: 85
Views: 4072

Re: Dealing with cars / traffic

By the way, it is proven that one of the most dangerous things you can do on a bike is ride it on the sidewalk. Not really... >snip< tks Lock http://www.bikexprt.com/research/pasanen/images/fig2.gif Of course the chart Lock posted happens to back up the assertion that sidewalk riding is almost twic...
by OneEye
Jun 18, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 686
Views: 34378

Re: gas price thread

Simple decimal point error. He's actually talking about the $40/gal gas it will be next year :shock:
by OneEye
Jun 18, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: A PIC based Battery Management System
Replies: 615
Views: 73867

Re: A PIC based Battery Management System

Let's just hope it's available for sampling when they bring it to market.
by OneEye
Jun 16, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Ping pack DOES NOT cut out at 101F
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Ping pack DOES NOT cut out at 101F

I was going to say the WSMR to Organ commute would probably be one of the most brutal of any user here. The bike/running trail along 25 was a nice facility. I'd jog a segment of that to try to stay in shape while I was teaching AFROTC at NMSU. Used to live off of Roadrunner in the shadow of the two ...
by OneEye
Jun 13, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Ping pack DOES NOT cut out at 101F
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Ping pack DOES NOT cut out at 101F

You're not commuting over the Organ Pass, are you? Do you live in Cruces and work at WSMR? nothing else on the other side of the Organ mountains for 50 miles!

I always hated the drive from Las Cruces to Holloman and Alamogordo.
by OneEye
Jun 12, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Inclinometer Power Control
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: Inclinometer Power Control

I might be wrong, or at least it could probably be accounted for somehow, but it seems like acceleration on flat ground would create an adverse feedback loop. As you accelerate, the angle of the acting g-forces moves in the same direction as if you were on an incline, resulting in more power, thus a...
by OneEye
Jun 12, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Switched Capacitors
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Switched Capacitors

The idea came up in the PIC based BMS thread , around page 20 or so. Gary and Fetcher were hashing out the concept; Fetcher posted a schematic that may have been workable; randomly pointed out the current transferred between cells would be minimal based on the part used; I asked about another part n...