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Don't take the post dates on this page as a measure of how often I blog. I update my Books page and Euler page quite often.

Protoyping with Wood and MDF

Posted: 11 July 2013

Prototyping has finally begun and was actually slated to be finished last week. Our table Cold Saw. Why is it called this anyway? However the moment we began building we quickly realized that some of the joints we wanted to have in our CAD model weren’t possible (or just required...

Give me a Brake!

Posted: 10 July 2013

As it turns out, Charles has told us that can-braking is something “he should never have allowed” – I suppose that means it’s allowed though. Heheh. Can braking is the act of braking your vehicle by stopping your outrunner motor. This has a major benefit – convenience and cost. But...

Our CADs

Posted: 1 July 2013

Bare Chassis Chassis with Electronics and Steering Chassis with Seat Front Wheel Rear Wheel 3D Printed Steerer? EV Car V3

Milestone 2 Calculations

Posted: 26 June 2013

I did up a neat excel sheet which allowed me to calculate some simple approximated values from a few given parameters: Since the power output of the motor is roughly equal to the approximated power loss due to air drag of the kart at 35kmh, and given that the motor...

Milestone 2

Posted: 25 June 2013

So given that we’re going to use two motors driving two rear wheels, we’ve done some calculations and we’ve realized that the kv of the motors we’ve been browsing are too damn high. The problem was that with the gear ratio given and the max speed that we’d be travelling...