Sparkfire

ZEV Parking?

Back when I was researching all of the perks of owning my own electric vehicle, I came across a decal...
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Kinetic Sculpture

KickStarter Launch!

I just launched our KickStarter campaign for A Moveable Feast. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/480257067/a-moveable-feast   Check it out and help out if you...
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Uncategorized

Ranting about the TSA

Every time I fly my biggest complaints are with security.  It's slow, awkward, potentially dangerous, and as I'll argue in...
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Daily Life

Switching Banks

I've always disagreed with the money-grubbing policies of the big banks, but they were just too convenient.  I use a...
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Kinetic Sculpture

The Beginning of a Kinetic Sculpture

For the past 4 years, I've been jealous of the kinetic sculptures at Burning Man.  Duane Flatmo's beautiful creations were...
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Rubens Tube

Rubens Tube Finishing

I realize that after a long time of not blogging that I simply forgot to blog about finishing my Rubens...
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Sustainability

Solar, taking the short and long view

Now that I've realized it's physically possible for me to actually install solar panels at my house, I now need...
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Sustainability

Making the Solar Plunge, One Toe at a Time

I've always been a big fan of solar electricity.  Put some panels on your roof and free electricity pours down...
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Hang Gliding Sparkfire

Sparky’s Nice Rack

Recently I had the Spitfire off the road for some much needed repairs and maintenance.  One of the features I...
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Daily Life

Sorry for long delay

It's almost been a year.  I apologize for not posting more about the crazy stuff I've been up to.  Hopefully...
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Sparkfire

Sparkfire’s new gas tank

On Friday last week, a fellow Spitfire converter helped me pick up the next big change for my EV.  $7200...
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Sparkfire

Suckin’ off the company Amps

My company, AeroVironment, is in the business of designing and building a multitude of electric vehicle charging solutions.  It's joked...
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Chandelier is up
Daily Life

Chandelier is up

This summer I decided to work on a project that I've had in the back of my mind for a...
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Sparkfire

Sparkfire’s Birthday

It's been a while since I completed some maintenance on the Spitfire.  The batteries needed some maintenance and cleaning.  I...
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Sustainability

Planning out a Solar Water Heater

The place I moved to in San Marino has a swimming pool, a deck, a grill, outdoor couches, and a...
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Sparkfire

Sparkfire Rides Again!

After 4 long months, I finally got the EV back on the road.  I apologize for not keeping this blog...
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Syyn Labs

Die Hard in the desert

A few weeks ago, Syyn Labs, drove out to the desert to complete a project for Die Hard batteries.  It...
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Sparkfire

Windows in the Doors

After a few weeks of being much too busy to work on the Spitfire, I decided to warm back up...
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Sparkfire

De-Rusting the Wheels

The ugliest part of my Spitfire has been the wheels.  I had intended on cleaning them up and re-painting them,...
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Sparkfire

Blinkers and Adaptor Plates

I've been making a lot of progress lately, but it's been a lot of little things that are difficult to...
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