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Water Cooler / Re: Terminators In Training
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:14:51 PM »
>"we are literally watching these guys engineer our destruction"

Maybe a kid Youtuber will start the robot apocalypse? First attempt fails, but by the third attempt...
NSFW language.

Water Cooler / Re: Trav's solar kayak competitor
« on: December 07, 2018, 10:12:43 PM »
No, the motor outputs directly to the propeller. My one complaint of the system is the noise. But it's otherwise top quality. Torqueedo makes some pretty serious electric boating systems.

Water Cooler / Re: Trav's solar kayak competitor
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:35:13 PM »
Contemplating an outrigger kit. It'll allow for two additional solar panels. Full throttle all day, purely on solar.

Water Cooler / Re: Trav's solar kayak competitor
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:29:17 PM »
Here are a couple from last year.

Running on battery

Hobie Mirage Revolution 13
Torqueedo motor
150 semi-flexible watt solar panel
Larger 915 watt hour battery
Custom PVC solar panel frame and lashings

The Torqueedo can charge via solar. I spoke with the engineers and learned that it is designed to flow solar energy straight to the motor. The digital throttle display shows current watt usage. With the solar panel wired up, you can go 3+ mph (cruising speed for this hull) without tapping into the battery at all. The throttle display will show no watts being used, and infinite range. Any increase in speed adds a logarithmic increase in required watts. I'll post some photos of that.

It's been fun exploring local waterways. Top speed around 6mph.

It required full registration and mandatory coast guard safety equipment like a regular boat, hence the (redacted) lettering on the side.

1st photo
68% battery remaining
--- miles range remaining (infinite)
3.4mph current speed (GPS)
0 watts currently being consumed from battery (all power from solar)

2nd photo
68% battery remaining
113 miles range remaining
4.5mph current speed (GPS)
22 watts currently being consumed from battery (remainder from solar)

Water Cooler / Re: Trav's solar kayak competitor
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:10:28 AM »
Dang I've really been slacking on sharing that project here. It'll go all day at 3.5mph on solar (slightly faster than average paddling speed), or 5-7mph when you dip into the battery power. Battery is huge and can do 20+ miles solo on a full charge, depending on speed.

Zipped by a million-dollar power boat party in a no-wake zone last Summer. They got a kick out of it.

Hardware & Technology / Re: Peak Iphone?
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:48:27 PM »

"Look, Apple has turned into the iPhone and the seven dwarves. People talk about the services component, again recurring revenue. But, itís really, Apple, and itís an incredible problem to have, but the most profitable device in the history of business and probably the most transformative device, the iPhone ... The company is ... If the iPhone sneezes, Appleís gonna get a cold. And thereís some insecurity and some wobbliness around people not replacing their iPhone as often."

Water Cooler / Re: What's wrong with SERPs today
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:57:25 PM »
>being a strong alternative to main search engines

It might be unpopular with this crowd, but I think there is opportunity for media-rich results pages. Thumbnail photos and videos next to the page titles, etc...


Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: November 29, 2018, 04:48:56 PM »
>Any rang of motion issues or nagging pains?

Range of motion is normal. Shoulder still isn't ready for lifting, but I completed some squats yesterday. Outside of exercise, the pain is gone. Trying to optimize "rest and test" to heal quickly without further injury.

Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:49:49 PM »
5 weeks of PT complete. I ran for the first time since July. The ankle felt ok. Progress.

Water Cooler / Re: YOUTUBE music thread
« on: November 20, 2018, 04:34:38 PM »
Gary Clark Jr. - Don't Owe You A Thang

Water Cooler / Re: YOUTUBE music thread
« on: November 20, 2018, 04:29:25 PM »
Cage the Elephant - Ain't No Rest for the Wicked

Water Cooler / Re: California burning again
« on: November 18, 2018, 08:22:53 PM »
Really cool video, littleman

Traffic / Re: Your Site on Google
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:05:27 PM »
Have been seeing it frequently for a week or two.

Traffic / Re: Debbie feels a tremor in the Force
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:57:00 PM »
The push training intensifies

Until recharging takes <15 minutes, all electric cars should list price and range, together.

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