Sparkfire

Keying the Mainshaft

My motor has an output shaft of 1 1/8" with a 1/4" keyway. How do I mate that to the...
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Rubens Tube

Rings and Things

Read Parts 1 and 2, first. Step 4.  Drill and tap holes in the flanges for mounting the speaker and...
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Daily Life

Reading my genes

On April 23rd, 23andme.com ran a special on the anniversary of the discovery of DNA.  $99 for their complete ancestry...
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Sparkfire

Sparkfire Adaptor Plate

Progress has been slow lately on the direct drive conversion for my EV.  I've been a bit busy with life...
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Links

ScienceGeist hits the web running

One of my friends, Gretchen Keller, is half of a new blog. She's focusing the blog on science and its...
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Hang Gliding

Re-conquering the mountain

Last week I finally got to head back up to Kagel to do some hang gliding.  It had been a...
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Sparkfire

Loose Coupler!

When I took apart the transmission and motor, I found the source of the annoying squeak at low speeds: my...
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Sparkfire

Pulling the motor

I had some time to spend on the EV, so I decided to get cracking.  I have some ideas of...
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Hang Gliding

Flying like a seagull

After a long hiatus, I decided to get back into hang gliding.  I paid for all of the lessons and...
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Rubens Tube

Drill, baby, drill

Previously I had skipped over the second step in my  "How to Make a Rubens Tube" series.  I needed to...
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Sparkfire

A little bling

After a prolonged bout with the DMV in Sacramento, I finally got my vehicle registered with the original black plates. ...
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Daily Life

Getting in shape

Hopefully I'm starting a new habit.  I got up and exercised for the third time this week.  And the week...
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Sparkfire

Bad news from the doctors

For the past few months I've been driving the EV Spitfire stuck in 3rd gear.  "What?!"  I can hear you...
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Rubens Tube Syyn Labs

New tube on the way

Years ago I bought a 6"OD, 20ft steel tube, with the intention of making Rubens tubes out of it.  I...
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Sparkfire

Going Topless

Now that Southern California has had it's last rainstorm until October, it is time to remove the hardtop and feel...
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Sparkfire

Monthly maintenance

Every month or so, it's time to water my lead acid batteries.  It's not particularly difficult to do this maintenance. ...
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Uncategorized

Brand New Blog

Finally, the internet can now find out about projects that I'm working on and thoughts I'm having.  Readers can expect...
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