Search found 45 matches

by Vincent
Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 34
Views: 5380

Re: Electric Go-Kart

Well...I bid on that motor. I'll probably end up with roughly half the power of your 1hp motor if mine is ran at 48 volts...going by V^2/R. I should have a little more run time with similar batteries and I also don't know if I want to run that cheaper motor with much more than 2x the rated input vol...
by Vincent
Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 34
Views: 5380

Re: Electric Go-Kart

I'm tempted to buy this cheap thing to play around with. Is this a complete waste of money?<p>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem<p>[ April 08, 2005: Message edited by: Vincent ]</p>
by Vincent
Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 34
Views: 5380

Re: Electric Go-Kart

That's a little too much for me to start out with. Hopefully jwax can do something sick with it. <p>Most of the motors are rated at a certain RPM. What should I be looking at? To go 35mph with 10" diameter tires, the axle needs to turn 590 times per minute. So, should I just look for a 2000-2500rpm ...
by Vincent
Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 34
Views: 5380

Re: Electric Go-Kart

Do you have any links to suppliers?<p>The refurbished speed controllers are fairly cheap here...<p>http://www.golfcarcatalog.com/merchant. ... tep/2.html<p>Thanks again
by Vincent
Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 34
Views: 5380

Electric Go-Kart

I was wondering how difficult a project like this will be? I searched the archives and found that a few of you guys have done this. <p>Did you follow plans or did you improvise on everything? How much should I expect to spend? <p>I don't have a lot of experience in constructing things like this, but...
by Vincent
Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unsoldering IC's
Replies: 15
Views: 2452

Re: Unsoldering IC's

hey...thanks. Great ideas. <p>I'll try to pick up a can of compressed air for now. I can cut the bad one, but I have an identical board I am using for parts, so I can't cut the IC off of it. <p>Any idea on where to find that tool, David?
by Vincent
Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unsoldering IC's
Replies: 15
Views: 2452

Unsoldering IC's

I have a small 16(?) pin IC that I want to unsolder from a circuit board and replace it with another one. How can I do this? It's a double-sided board so it's hard to suck the solder out from each pin's socket. I am unable to warm each leg up quick enough to be able to pull it out.<p>Thanks!
by Vincent
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: uh oh... its serious....
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: uh oh... its serious....

:D <p>My Physics teacher is always telling jokes like that. <p>I made up my own, but now I can't remember it. That's probably good.
by Vincent
Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple RC Car Project
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Simple RC Car Project

I have never worked with anything to do with RF. I don't really know where to start.<p>I searched for quite a while last night for a link, but I didn't have any luck.<p>I have two cheap motors attached to a wheel from SciPlus. I'm not looking to build a fast RC car. I just need a simple project to i...
by Vincent
Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of part
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: What kind of part

Haha...nice site Mike. Some of those descriptions were funny. I ordered way too many things.<p>The latching relay will work perfect. I just need to find a good supplier. The SC rectifier looks like it may work too.
by Vincent
Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of part
Replies: 4
Views: 921

What kind of part

What kind of part should I be looking for...<p>I need something that senses current and then stays on even if the applied voltage is stopped.<p>Kind of like a relay that conducts and continues to even if the current is removed from the coil.<p>Also...where do you get cheap electric motors to play ar...
by Vincent
Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where do you get your parts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Where do you get your parts?

I like Mouser. We have to pay tax since it's in Texas, but we get the parts in 1-2 days everytime with regular ground shipping.
by Vincent
Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alarm Clock to Turn on Stereo
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: Alarm Clock to Turn on Stereo

Cool<p>If I don't find the book, I may need the blueprint.<p>Thanks!
by Vincent
Tue Oct 05, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alarm Clock to Turn on Stereo
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: Alarm Clock to Turn on Stereo

What is the 555? An IC?<p>Do you think I will be able to find it at Radio Shack or over the net?<p>Thanks!