Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Chapter 5: Controller Assembly

It was still in the middle of the cold winter when the assembly kit for the controller arrived.
The leave of absence, which I have taken from my education, had just started for me, so tugging away from the cold in my warm little workshop with an exiting project was a great way to start my year off.

I wished to document the assembly of the controller on video in both Danish and English. Unfortunately my mothers computer, on which the videos were stored, caught a virus and the people responsible for fixing the computer and preserving the data forgot to backup the entire D-drive where the videos was.

The result was that the only part of these recordings which was somehow preserved was this play-blast which I made while editing the video:

Through there was some accidents and dismay during the assembly of the controller, such as high import tax when I picked up the package, that awful virus and some confusion when I tested the control board on a too low power supply. It all came out functioning as it was supposed to. so in the end it had a happy ending:-)

As you can see it controlls the motor:

Go to 5:17 if you want to skip the talk and see it in action.

Cargo Trike Needs a new Home

Need a Cheap electric ride that turns heads?

Head of a motorcycle body of a truck, you thought these creatures only existed in myths?

Because I need space and money I have decided it is time to pass on my Shining 500ES Electric cargo trike on. It is a factory build electric version of the Chinese cargo trike made by Shining Motors in 2007 and imported to Denmark. The only of its kind in Europe. and also the last in Europe since production of the 500ES ceased in 2009.

Here is the story:

It can be all yours for just 10000,- Danish Kroner
= about 1.340 EUR or 1.915 USD

Are you a trucker or a biker or are you just a little of both?

Perfect for your secret base, farm, factory, mill, home, museum, shop or mansion.
Just picture your evil minions hauling stuff around the secret lair on this.
Or you can haul the kids down to the swimming hole if you are more normal.

It comes complete with:
a brand new 12 Amp smart charger from 2011 that can be upgraded for Lithium batteries.
a battery-pack of 5 * 12 Volt 120 AH deep cycle lead acid batteries.
Below 100 Km on the odometer

½ Ton load capacity
100 Km range pro charge
45 Km/h maximum speed
Breaks on all wheels.

More Info: