No shatter. It's spun carbon fiber. You end up with a big bowl of carbon spaghetti.
No room for disk brake on the front as the motor is a massively oversized hub. The goal is to put a disk brake on the rear and a heavy-duty cantilever on the front.
Until I can justify the price of the battery pack I want, it doesn't matter anyway.
Based on a steel mountain bike frame, it's decidedly INelegant and heavy, but super-effective on a commute that rarely exceeds 20 MPH by car.
I got a solid 7 years out of a 36V 10AH NiMH battery pack before it croaked. Now it is resting in the basement until I decide to re-power it with some flavor of lithium.
In the original post I asked if the Golden Island machinery motor was any good. Neither the motor nor the controller gave me a day's trouble though the original wire was too thin.
I also asked about lead-acid batteries. They were garbage. Too heavy and the power faded below a useful level long before they were considered discharged. I got a good deal on an NiMH pack and was very pleased with it overall.
I have since lashed up a 48V test pack and really enjoyed the power it gives. The original controller seems to work fine at 48V, the capacitors are all rated 60v.
The best thing I did was add a Watts-UP meter so I can keep an eye on remaining capacity and monitor power flow.
The most alarming thing about the bike is the brakes which are marginally adequate for the combined weight of bike and rider. They need to be upgraded before I hit the road again.
Frankly, I thought I'd never be able to play 4K video on my system.
Windows Media Player is completely unable to handle it and YouTube@4K is jerky at best, even with all the tweaks in Chrome turned on.
I am running a Radeon HD7700, Seiki SE50UY04 and a Core 2 Quad with Windows 7 x64 and the latest Catalyst and VLC.
Once I turned on hardware decoding in VLC it played flawlessly. I can stream YouTube videos to VLC but I can't get them to send 4K yet.
Finally some 4K content for my Seiki. Normally I just use it as a computer display. VLC has experimental support for hardware accelerated decoding which is absolutely necessary to play back 4K video.
It looks great, nice work folks.
That's the problem with randomness, you can never be sure.
but it is a 36" Proton CRT with native 720p and 1080i. Lovely picture but it weighs around 250 lbs and wedged so thoroughly into the entertainment center that I might need to cut it out.
It came standard with 512k but could be upgraded to 640k by inserting individual DIP RAM chips into sockets on the motherboard.
Of course the 1000TL had DOS 3.1 and Deskmate in ROM so you could decide to count that as well.
I had Hayden's Stimulating Simulations and a big pile of magazines to copy programs out of. That's pretty much like ROM.
You underestimate my next battery pack. It will be in the neighborhood of $800 when you add in the battery management board and quick charger. I have some lead acid on it now for testing the controller at 48 volts but that is impractical for real use.
I used it to flatten out the hills 16 miles each way to and from work.
The best thing about it was passing the spandex-clad Harvard bike team while pedaling 20 mph uphill with my flannel shirt flapping in the breeze. Priceless...
The NiMH pack lasted until 2011. The bike is now offline until I can scrounge the money for a LiFePO4 pack.
Imagine coming up from a stone cold shutdown. What would be a super thing to have? How about DNS and DHCP? AD too if that's your thing. Some nice little box that can wake up your LAN in 5 minutes so you can start troubleshooting the boot storm as the rest of your VMs try to start up and all get stuck in the doorway like the Three Stooges.
...it would be like the "iPad of sanitation," he said.
There's an app for that.
I own several composting toilets. I am looking forward to something far better.
If you want to "flush" to the composting location then you need an ultra-low water head. This is problematic for many reasons. If you don't want a flush then you need to rely on gravity and need a vent fan to keep the bad air out of the house. This is problematic too.
If the compost gets too dry, the process slows, and you end up with fungus that attracts fungus flies. If the compost gets too wet, well ewww.... you have to clean out the system before it overflows.
In winter the compost may not generate enough heat to keep the system from freezing. More ewww...
It is especially difficult to run a system with guests. Imagine spending 10 minutes explaining how to use the toilet. What can go in, what can't, how to flush, what is that stuff down there...
Might get more Muslim visitors that way.