So I’m chatting with Adrian Hawkins, who’ll you will read more about when I wrap up the book. Then I watch Charge again, to put some more of the pieces […]
Reading and listening to stuff about Michael, I found this – pretty much the very beginning.
Well now. This history book had taken a little interesting turn. Here’s the deal. In 1974, Mike Corbin traded one of his electric motorcycles with noted inventor and hot-air-balloonist Charles […]
Read more here. Ride in Peace, Michael Czysz (Asphalt and Rubber)
OK kids – a fun little side-project has come up! Here’s the first glimpse – stay tuned for the full story.
I’m fairly convinced, in spite of the fact that everybody’s using Leaf packs these days, that the Chevy Volt packs are the cat’s ass. The packs, with the cooling stuff […]
In a story on CycleWorld.com, Kevin Cameron goes into some of the notable failures in motorcycle development, specifically in the handling department, and in the process gives a pretty damned […]
I remember this from way back, and found it again. In it we can read the sage words of Charles Guan as well as a direct quote from Craig Bramscher […]
Brodsky tole me to watch this. So I will. But first I have to listen to Witchy Woman by the Eagles.
Who knew? I found this history of rare-earth magnets here, in glorious detail. The short version: Year Energy Product Summary 1966 18 MGOe Dr. Karl J. Strnat discovers the high […]
Trying to find more information on the timeline and development of rare-earth magnets, and then their use in motors, I found this paper – bookmarking it here. It’s a discussion […]
This is on the UK eBay, and since listings disappear after a while, this is just a note to self for some future research. First, photos: …and some information in […]
Jackson Edwards (AKA Farfle) just posted some sincerely in-depth info on Farasis batteries on EMF, which you can find here: Battery notes from a Farasis Engineer. Remember Jackson? Of course […]
I’m not sure why, but the link to the Cafe Press swag store was a little wonky, and there’s a few more things there than just the coffee mug shown… […]
Had to add this to the Cafe Press store. Thanks for the support, Spoonman (whoever you are)!
I have, for frikkin ever, been trying to find a remote-control motor thing that will handle over 10A, doesn’t cost a million, and is reversable. Don’t ask why. And you […]
So, sometimes I look at my traffic and links here, and the post about horsepower ratings gets consistent traffic, and is linked by a number of discussions all over the […]
Time was, I liked ZEV. After going through several rounds of trying to understand the claims on their site, thinking we were going to see a new, bigger motor from […]
I was reading this great interview with George Takei recently, and laughed out loud when I got to this question: “”What is the lowest depth of misery?” George answered, “Internet […]
This is a great video of the historic 2010 race at Infineon – some very informative interviews with the teams and tech info. Thanks, John Wild, for the find… putting […]