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Jul2-08, 02:45 AM
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Post any thing you want to build but have not time/resources to do so,

I want to build a three wheeled electric powered car, i have ideas to make it a practical home build project, first the body will be a monoquoc made from ply wood, the front suspension will be a (unit) that bolts to the body, and the rear suspension/ drive will be a (unit) that bolts to the body, the motor, motor controller and batteries are all ready sorted ,as much as possible i want to use parts salvaged from other vehicles.
A range of 50 miles and 50 MPH would be a base line for performance, any thing over would be a bonus, carrying two people with room for shopping.
Road legal? well i have to look into that.
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Jul2-08, 09:17 AM
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I think someone else already did that wolram...
http://www.bugev.net/
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Jul2-08, 09:27 AM
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Jeez... too many to mention. I guess that the hovercraft and the nasty rebuild for the Roadrunner would be tied for second place. First would be my underground home.

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The home build thread the Dagmar

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I think someone else already did that wolram...
http://www.bugev.net/
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Jul2-08, 08:10 PM
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I think someone else already did that wolram...
http://www.bugev.net/
That is far to high tec, the idea is to create plans for an electric car that could be put together in ones garage in a couple of weeks, i have the basic ideas, the body would go together like a pre formed aeroplane kit.
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Jul2-08, 08:21 PM
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Just a thought, but how about using the electric motor out of a fork lift?

http://www.ecomodder.com/blog/2008/0...-electric-car/
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Just a thought, but how about using the electric motor out of a fork lift?

http://www.ecomodder.com/blog/2008/0...-electric-car/

I am all for cheap but that guy is going no where slowly, i have my eye on a WarP motor.
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Jul2-08, 08:53 PM
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I am all for cheap but that guy is going no where slowly, i have my eye on a WarP motor.
How much is a WarP motor? I figured if you were able to salvage a motor out a similar forklift and considering your chassis will be lighter, you should be able to hit the 50mph speed mark. Theirs was 40mph with a heavier chassis than you plan on using.

What are the road laws like in your area?
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A timber framed house. Here's a picture of just the frame:



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A timber framed house. Here's a picture of just the frame:



Is it an optical illusion or are some of those timbers off vertical.
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Jul2-08, 09:26 PM
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How much is a WarP motor? I figured if you were able to salvage a motor out a similar forklift and considering your chassis will be lighter, you should be able to hit the 50mph speed mark. Theirs was 40mph with a heavier chassis than you plan on using.

What are the road laws like in your area?
Good point, i will reconsider, as for the law i need to look in to it.
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Is it an optical illusion or are some of those timbers off vertical.
Hey now! You're knocking my dream here!

Actually, I had to re-size the picture several times...could that have warped it a bit?
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Jul2-08, 09:32 PM
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Hey now! You're knocking my dream here!

Actually, I had to re-size the picture several times...could that have warped it a bit?

May be drooling over the photo warped the timbers.

It is a cool looking start.
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I've been dying to build a radio telescope in the backyard using a 12 foot dish as an antenna for long time now. Something simple at first, it would consist of a homebrew hydrogen line receiver at 1.4 GHz to study traces of hydrogen in space. Later I could upgrade it to receive other frequencies.

I've also wanted to build a particle accelerator. Something up to 5 MeV to smash protons into targets. I've actually attempted to build one using a hand held vacuum pump and a cheap high voltage power supply, but the highest energy attained was less than 20 KeV, but it was enough to excite green glowing phosphorus.

Other projects I have in mind is to build a millimeter wave transmitter in 100 GHz range, but that's pushing it.
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Jul2-08, 10:24 PM
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I want to build a Hobbit Hole someday. I'll use 11 foot concrete tubes. Which would give 3 feet of crawl space and a standard 8 foot ceiling.

I'd also like to make a hovercraft. I'd use a very large innertube, a lawnmower engine, and a few pieces of plywood.
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Jul2-08, 10:40 PM
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I want to build a guitar amp, a bass amp, an electronic drum set, and a PA into a car or van. The drums will be in the passenger seat. One other way to do it would be to just have a computer built in with an audio interface including 2 line ins for the E drum module, two instrument pres, and a mic pre. Then all the sound through one speaker and amp system. That way I could run it through pro tools, and even use VST plugins to shape the sounds of each instrument, and It would also be a recording studio.
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Jul2-08, 10:42 PM
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I also want to build a lab and room to grow mushrooms, and to do plant tissue culture in.
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Lisab, do you notice your the only woman in here? LOL, but thats alright, I think you once said that you wanted to make a hobbit hole as well?


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