Instructables: exploring - workshop - electric-vehicles - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:36:34 PST BLOX v1.01 Real Hoverboard Hovercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Real-Hoverboard-Hovercraft/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:09:15 PST
Electric Motorbike http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Motorbike/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:22:09 PDT
Designing and Building Beautiful RC Airplane http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-and-Building-Beautiful-RC-Airplane/
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:20:30 PDT
Gas Beating Electric Race Kart http://www.instructables.com/id/Gas-Beating-Electric-Race-Kart/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:19:06 PDT
Electric Microkart with Independent Suspension http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Microkart-with-Independent-Suspension/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 06:28:29 PDT
D4E1 Drinkhulp/ drinking aid http://www.instructables.com/id/D4E1-Drinkhulp-drinking-aid/
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Tue, 20 May 2014 09:05:46 PDT
resin casting gears for power wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/resin-casting-gears-for-power-wheels/
resin casting gears for power wheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/X4I6/HV9HUD2Z/F07X4I6HV9HUD2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/X4I6/HV9HUD2Z/F07X4I6HV9HUD2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/X4I6/HV9HUD2Z/F07X4I6HV9HUD2Z.SMALL.jpg realjohnnybravo This is my very first instructable and I hope you will enjoy it.Please any mistakes caused by my bad english. :-)Some of you will ask me the question, why not just buy a ready to go gear from the shop or ebay for the usual $19,95. You don't need to ask me that, as I have produced these gears as POC ...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 12:45:11 PDT
Riding Leaf Blower http://www.instructables.com/id/Riding-Leaf-Blower/
Riding Leaf Blower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/7F8N/HV3Q34QQ/F5J7F8NHV3Q34QQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/7F8N/HV3Q34QQ/F5J7F8NHV3Q34QQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/7F8N/HV3Q34QQ/F5J7F8NHV3Q34QQ.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I got tired of walking around with a gas powered blower trying to get all the leaves into a pile. I found enough parts to make an electric blower for my electric golf cart. this save my back and eliminates the need for all that gas/oil mix in the shed. I've seen plenty of big gas powered blowers eve...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 12:35:01 PDT
Electric Go Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Go-Cart/
Electric Go Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/WTEX/HV3Q56M7/FNYWTEXHV3Q56M7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/WTEX/HV3Q56M7/FNYWTEXHV3Q56M7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/WTEX/HV3Q56M7/FNYWTEXHV3Q56M7.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I always liked mini bikes and go karts. I got my first Briggs and Stratton 3hp minibike when I was 6. by the time I was 8 i had shaved the head to make more power. I decided to make an electric powered one. That way there is less noise and more fun. I thought maybe the lack of engine noise would de...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 17:29:00 PDT
Magnetic propeller balancer http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-propeller-balancer/
Magnetic propeller balancer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/QCKO/HSRZF992/FMUQCKOHSRZF992.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/QCKO/HSRZF992/FMUQCKOHSRZF992.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/QCKO/HSRZF992/FMUQCKOHSRZF992.SMALL.jpg Danijel0frk So you have spent a lot of money on your diy quadcopter(or any multirotor) and refuse to give any more, but you still need a propeller balancer. Balanced propeller is very if not the most important thing for multirotors. Guess what, you can make your own, from old computer components. If you h...
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 07:33:53 PDT
Battery Powered Hovercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Powered-Hovercraft/
Battery Powered Hovercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/NTGC/HQKYBW2H/FOANTGCHQKYBW2H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/NTGC/HQKYBW2H/FOANTGCHQKYBW2H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/NTGC/HQKYBW2H/FOANTGCHQKYBW2H.SMALL.jpg EdventureChildrensMuseum You need a hover craft. You don't need to be tethered by a cord. You definitely don't want gas powered. Let's build a lithium battery powered hovercraft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAG4DUDPHE8&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D6AGOQOdNk&feature=youtu.be   ...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:44:27 PST
Electric Vehicle - A simple lightweight EV platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Vehicle-A-simple-lightweight-EV-platform-/
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 08:56:59 PST
Scratch build your own quad-copter! http://www.instructables.com/id/Scratch-build-your-own-quad-copter/
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:47:12 PDT
Electric Orbit Wheels: Laterally Propelled Hub-less Rollerblades http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Orbit-Wheels-Laterally-Propelled-Hub-les/
Electric Orbit Wheels: Laterally Propelled Hub-less Rollerblades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/IXWO/HJ39R7GZ/FZMIXWOHJ39R7GZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/IXWO/HJ39R7GZ/FZMIXWOHJ39R7GZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/IXWO/HJ39R7GZ/FZMIXWOHJ39R7GZ.SMALL.jpg jaguar k While on a college tour around California, I saw college students riding up a hill on these strange wheels. They would move their legs forward and backward, as if they were walking, but they would magically move sideways. After I saw them jump off and put the wheels in their backpack to enter a buil...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:33:29 PDT
Caravan mains sockets - external for awning/barbeque etc http://www.instructables.com/id/Caravan-mains-sockets-external-for-awningbarbeq/
Caravan mains sockets - external for awning/barbeque etc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/LXEO/HGGZJNT1/FAFLXEOHGGZJNT1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/LXEO/HGGZJNT1/FAFLXEOHGGZJNT1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/LXEO/HGGZJNT1/FAFLXEOHGGZJNT1.SMALL.jpg hmv4u Having owned a caravan for a few years i got a bit fed up having to run a extension cable through the window to power things in the awning,so on the last caravan i installed a external socket which i clamped onto the A frame(your not supposed to drill it due to weakening the structure)and ran this f...
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Wed, 8 May 2013 11:33:20 PDT
Electric Tricycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Tricycle/
Electric Tricycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/3LHN/HET0T7FU/FWI3LHNHET0T7FU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/3LHN/HET0T7FU/FWI3LHNHET0T7FU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/3LHN/HET0T7FU/FWI3LHNHET0T7FU.SMALL.jpg ben_k With the dramatically increased access to tools and resources that came with going off to college, I wanted to build a second electric vehicle, more refined, more powerful, and more fun than my previous one.  This is the result of my efforts. This was my first big project at MITERS, the MIT Electro...
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 20:39:41 PDT
Electric Snowcat Pico http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Snowcat-Pico/
Electric Snowcat Pico - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/F7CB/HCB8IJGJ/F7YF7CBHCB8IJGJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/F7CB/HCB8IJGJ/F7YF7CBHCB8IJGJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/F7CB/HCB8IJGJ/F7YF7CBHCB8IJGJ.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu This electric tracked vehicle will turn all your winter trails into "downhill" fun. The intention was to build an electric snow vehicle that would allow me to zoom around on the network of trails around my house without getting sneered at (walking trails) or licensed (snowmobile trails). The initial...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:41:34 PST
Robo Mover http://www.instructables.com/id/Robo-Mover/
Robo Mover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/OE8V/HA4MBCT5/F0OOE8VHA4MBCT5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/OE8V/HA4MBCT5/F0OOE8VHA4MBCT5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/OE8V/HA4MBCT5/F0OOE8VHA4MBCT5.SMALL.jpg noahw This motorized, remote controlled heavy-load-carrying surface helps me move heavy projects, materials and machinery around my shop.  Having thrown my back out a few times lifting things I probably should have had a helping hand with, I thought that making something like this would be a great way to ...
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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 08:55:43 PST
All-Terrain Electric Scooter http://www.instructables.com/id/All-Terrain-Electric-Scooter/
All-Terrain Electric Scooter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/B7KO/H6735FHS/FOIB7KOH6735FHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/B7KO/H6735FHS/FOIB7KOH6735FHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/B7KO/H6735FHS/FOIB7KOH6735FHS.SMALL.jpg ben_k At the beginning of the 2011/2012 school year, my school's robotics team decided to finally dismantle some old FRC robots that had been collecting dust for six or seven years. We had no use for all the parts we stripped off the robots, so I generously relieved the team of some of these parts, includ...
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 13:53:36 PDT
Electric Wheelbarrow http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Wheelbarrow/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FLA/KNUE/H4VQE6Y3/FLAKNUEH4VQE6Y3.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FLA/KNUE/H4VQE6Y3/FLAKNUEH4VQE6Y3.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FLA/KNUE/H4VQE6Y3/FLAKNUEH4VQE6Y3.SMALL.jpg DeadNuts My name is Evan Pickett.  I graduated as a dual major in both mechanical and manufacturing engineering. I love coming up with new designs and innovative solutions to any problems I encounter - or to projects that are thrown my way. Rather than just making something that will work, I prefer to make s...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 12:43:33 PDT
Solar-Powered POWER WHEELS http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-POWER-WHEELS/
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:27:20 PDT
How to build a 24 Volt Electric Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-24-Volt-Electric-Motorcycle/
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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:00:21 PDT
How to Make a Custom Electric Go-Kart and Brushless DC Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Custom-Electric-Go-Kart-and-Brushle/
How to Make a Custom Electric Go-Kart and Brushless DC Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/BFIJ/H2MYLZZX/FKSBFIJH2MYLZZX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/BFIJ/H2MYLZZX/FKSBFIJH2MYLZZX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/BFIJ/H2MYLZZX/FKSBFIJH2MYLZZX.SMALL.jpg elidavis This Instructable details the design and fabrication of my electric go-kart. However, the principles and methods I used can be applied to similar vehicles. Eli-Kart grew out of an interest of mine to create a simple, reliable, personal electric vehicle that would be practical off the racetrack. By ...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 07:36:19 PDT
Chibikart: Rapid-Prototyping a Subminiature Electric Go-Kart Using Digital Fabrication and Hobby Components http://www.instructables.com/id/Chibikart-Rapid-Prototyping-a-Subminiature-Electr/
Chibikart: Rapid-Prototyping a Subminiature Electric Go-Kart Using Digital Fabrication and Hobby Components - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/T2ST/H2TJ4UZB/FWBT2STH2TJ4UZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/T2ST/H2TJ4UZB/FWBT2STH2TJ4UZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/T2ST/H2TJ4UZB/FWBT2STH2TJ4UZB.SMALL.jpg teamtestbot Chibikart! is a very small yet powerful and maneuverable 2WD electric go-kart that you can build using off-the-shelf industrial and hobby components and digitally fabricated frame parts. Using modern lithium ion batteries and brushless permanent-magnet electric motors, Chibikart can accelerate its d...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:44:23 PDT
Prototype Hover Platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototype-Hover-Platform/
Prototype Hover Platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/0SAX/H01N5ZAB/FV80SAXH01N5ZAB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/0SAX/H01N5ZAB/FV80SAXH01N5ZAB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/0SAX/H01N5ZAB/FV80SAXH01N5ZAB.SMALL.jpg ScitechWA Here is a Hover Platform we built for an upcoming Young Innovators Festival that we are hosting at Scitech. This is how you can make a Hover floating style platform easily and cheaply. The main body of the unit is made from MDF (Craftwood) and a tarpaulin, and uses a portable battery powered blower...
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:32:06 PDT
Self Balancing Scooter Ver 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Balancing-Scooter-Ver-20/
Self Balancing Scooter Ver 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/3DEV/GYW6GMOF/FZI3DEVGYW6GMOF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/3DEV/GYW6GMOF/FZI3DEVGYW6GMOF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/3DEV/GYW6GMOF/FZI3DEVGYW6GMOF.SMALL.jpg ScitechWA 11/01/2013 ****************************************************************************************************************** Unfortunatly the IDG500/ADXL335 chips unsed on the accelometer is End of Life. So they will no longer be manufacturing those chips and therefore the accelometers. There are ...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 21:42:35 PST
Self Balancing Scooter Ver 1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Balancing-Scooter-Ver-10/
Self Balancing Scooter Ver 1.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/IB4E/GYDLQG4N/FA8IB4EGYDLQG4N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/IB4E/GYDLQG4N/FA8IB4EGYDLQG4N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/IB4E/GYDLQG4N/FA8IB4EGYDLQG4N.SMALL.jpg ScitechWA After seeing the balancing skateboard, we thought we would built a Balancing Platform to test out the technology. We bought some rear ends of kids scooter for the drive wheel/motor and the electronics that XenonJohn suggested. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-build-self-balancing-skateboardrobot...
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Sun, 19 Feb 2012 23:08:24 PST
Build Your Own ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-ELECTRIC-MOTORCYCLE/
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:51:12 PST
Featured Author: bennelson http://www.instructables.com/id/Featured-Author-bennelson/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/ALBF/GXK9XNDJ/FDEALBFGXK9XNDJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/ALBF/GXK9XNDJ/FDEALBFGXK9XNDJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/ALBF/GXK9XNDJ/FDEALBFGXK9XNDJ.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast Ben Nelson, known on the site without the space between his names, tinkers with motorized vehicles. That, in and of itself, is awesome. But Ben takes things several steps further than even the most ardent hobbyist mechanic. He has converted several vehicles to electricity. That's right. While the ma...
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Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:16:47 PST
Electric Motorcycle at Instructables/Craftsman Experience Webcast http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Motorcycle-at-InstructablesCraftsman-Exp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/P3YF/GVBCZR87/FO6P3YFGVBCZR87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/P3YF/GVBCZR87/FO6P3YFGVBCZR87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/P3YF/GVBCZR87/FO6P3YFGVBCZR87.SMALL.jpg bennelson This past Friday I got to go to Chicago to meet up with other Instructables authors for a live webcast at the Craftsman Experience to show off our DIY projects! I brought out my DIY Electric Motorcycle!
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Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:30:59 PST
The New and Improved Brushless Electric Scooter Power System Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/The-New-and-Improved-Brushless-Electric-Scooter-Po/
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Thu, 4 Aug 2011 13:24:57 PDT
How to build an electric bike for less than $100 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-an-electric-bike-for-less-than-100/
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Thu, 10 Mar 2011 08:29:42 PST
Homemade 100 HP Motor Controller for an Electric Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-100-HP-Motor-Controller-for-an-Electric-C/
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Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:43:24 PST
DIY Plug-In Hybrid Car http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Plug-In-Hybrid-Car/
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Sun, 19 Dec 2010 22:40:47 PST
DIY Electric Bike Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electric-Bike-Conversion/
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Mon, 5 Jul 2010 11:25:20 PDT
48V Electric Flat Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/48V-Electric-Flat-Tracker/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 17:12:39 PST
Retro Electric Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Electric-Bike/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/UBL1/FZ8J3DIN/FEHUBL1FZ8J3DIN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/UBL1/FZ8J3DIN/FEHUBL1FZ8J3DIN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/UBL1/FZ8J3DIN/FEHUBL1FZ8J3DIN.SMALL.jpg TheFullMetalAlchemist This is a custom pedal/electric bike I designed and built for school. This slideshow shows the start to finish build of the project.I am doing Metal Fabrication Engineering along side a boiler making apprenticeship. I am looking to head into custom electric motorbikes or the automotive fabrication a...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2009 01:20:04 PDT
Solar powered electric car http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-electric-car/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2009 19:47:27 PDT
Easy DIY Electric Motorcycle Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Electric-Motorcycle-Conversion/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2008 17:08:10 PST
Electric Vehicles http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Vehicles/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/HRDS/FOD6S1Z1/FN6HRDSFOD6S1Z1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/HRDS/FOD6S1Z1/FN6HRDSFOD6S1Z1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/HRDS/FOD6S1Z1/FN6HRDSFOD6S1Z1.SMALL.jpg PKM The electric vehicle has seen an upsurge in popularity recently, with rising oil prices and falling electronics prices coupled with advances in battery technology. Electric cars, while still not perfect, are becoming increasingly practical, and smaller electric vehicles (from bicycles to mountain s...
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Fri, 5 Dec 2008 12:47:44 PST
Build your own Electric Car! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Electric-Car/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2008 10:06:34 PST
How to build a 96-Volt Electric Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-96-Volt-Electric-Motorcycle/
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Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:27:01 PDT
Bike Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Generator/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:54:38 PST
Solar Powered Trike http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Trike/
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Sat, 10 May 2008 00:24:12 PDT
Advanced Brushless Power Systems for Small Electric Scooters http://www.instructables.com/id/Advanced-Brushless-Power-Systems-for-Small-Electri/
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Sat, 26 Apr 2008 01:58:02 PDT
Electric Mountain Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Mountain-Board/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2008 22:47:11 PDT
How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-72Volt-electric-motorcycle/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2008 07:49:42 PDT
An Electric Trike with a leaning wooden frame http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Electric-Trike-with-a-wooden-leaning-frame/
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Sun, 30 Dec 2007 21:07:42 PST
Building an electric racing car http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-electric-racing-car/
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Sun, 16 Sep 2007 09:53:37 PDT