Year: 2015

Peak Oil + Autonomous Cars = Traffic Nightmare

Autonomous Cars For a number of years now, high-end luxury cars have had autonomous cruise control systems that use lasers or radar to maintain a set distance to the car ahead. Earlier this month Tesla rolled out an autonomous driving mode in its

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Suspension Design: Roll Center and Turning Radius

This week I did some work to determine the roll center height of the car and decided on switching from rod end bearings to spherical bearings to improve the tilt angle, while still leaving me with a good steering radius.

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Tilting Three Wheeled Electric Car Suspension 3.0

An update on the tilting three wheeled electric car leaning suspension system. Both front and rear suspension have been updated. The front suspension now includes a rack and pinion steering system with linear actuators. The rear suspension is almost complete.

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Tilting Three Wheeler Suspension 2.1

This is an update of my chassis and suspension design for my tilting three wheeled electric car. I added some linear actuators to allow the car to lean into corners and created an aluminum frame to mount the batteries and

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Chassis 2.1 Update

A quick update on the chassis design for the tilting three wheeled electric car.

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Chassis 1.0 – Tilting Three Wheeler Electric Car

First attempt at the chassis – using a large block of machined aluminum to create a backbone for the car – similar to Colin Chapman’s design of the 1960’s Lotus Elan. The goal is to keep the car light and

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Peak Fish and Sustainable Food’s Last Mile Problem

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Peak Fish My wife and I are subscribers to a local sustainable “fish share.” It’s like a vegetable CSA except instead of getting locally-grown vegetables we get fish that have been caught off of the San Francisco Bay. The fish are super

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Sustainable Banking

Our Fiat Currency System As the late peak oil writer Michael Ruppert used to say, “until you change the way money works, you change nothing.” Chris Martenson does a great job in his “Crash Course” linking the banking system to

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Tilting Three Wheeler Battery Pack 1.0

I explain the battery pack I’m planning to use in my electric three wheeled tilting car.

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Tilting Three Wheeler Suspension 2.0

This is the 2.0 design of a tilting three wheeler suspension.

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