TylerDurden wrote:When creating reference documents, observe the difference between a FAQ and a tutorial (or article).
They have been confused on this bbs far too many times by well-intended, but misinformed or pedantic authors.
maybe the FAQ's could just point to the tutorials. and speaking of tutorials, is it possible to view a thread, but only the op's posts ? might make for a really quick way to view a build's progression, almost like an instructable. ok, i now see how you can sort by author, but in a 50 page post, it's still a bit of a pain.
Well, here's my contribution to the e-bike community. I helped a local Anglican church sell about 300 e-bikes from China.
My background was a Senior Field Engineer who worked on some of the latest technology at Intel, Tektronix, Freightliner, and some software development engineers. QA was fun, getting paid to write complaints about vague manuals and instructions from developers in the manuals.
I did 7 years of bench electronic repair at the component level and 15 years as a contractor.
Ecomopeds we called them. They came in the box partially assembled. The last remaining 8 bikes and some parts bikes were sold to a youth ministry in San Diego.
I made a Youtube channel and a generic e-bike manual with straight up advise and some great tips. I focused on the do-this and don't do that and here is why topics. I assumed that most people knew basic mechanical assembly talents. So I focused on operational and usage tips to prevent warranty repairs and rework out of warranty.
I didn't do a great job on pictures in the manual, deliberately, as the owner of the church business was extorting more labor and time in exchange for free rent, and then put me on the street with 6 months rent due to me as per an agreement. He complained about the manual, and my retort was that it's hard to publish e-documents online when I have no internet access, power, and being homeless. >-:
Come to find out the deacon was using the e-bike revenue to build his retirement house instead of helping the community. If you assume that making $200k in three years on 50% retail products, and only tossing a few burritos to the homeless in the local park, "community service".
Unboxing, assembling, demo rides of 450W 58V and 60V e-bikes in videos.
All free, common public domain released videos and documents.
Youtube channel TheMechanator -https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMechanator
Generic e-bike manual with some really good maintenance advise- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8UbEU ... edit?pli=1
Questions? Comments? PM me.