How to burn two bridges with one spark

July 25, 2013


The burned-out power bridge had been rebuilt, the joystick buttons had been repaired, the software had been tuned, the Trike was running and the moon was shining upon a black velvet sky. Why oh why did I insist on ironing out the last electrical bug? Ever since the beginning of this project the I²C communication […]

Posted in: Controllers, DiffTrike

Mark III :)

June 24, 2013


Because we can.

Indefinitely stalled :(

March 1, 2013


Seven months have passed since the last update, and I’ll try to summarize what happened. I got the Pi to work on the trike. I ported the Python code from the GTA02 very quickly and easily, and had a bit of fun soldering things to the header plug’s I/O signals. It worked out just fine. […]

Finally, someone does it!

October 16, 2012


It is nice to see the idea I had a few years ago become a reality, even if by someone else’s hand. It always seemed so obvious to me that I was finding it very strange that no one else would be trying to bring it to market. Let’s see if Middle Tennessee State University […]

Posted in: Add-On-HEV, Opinion

(Un)progress report, and a new toy

July 24, 2012


So, it’s been what? 3 months since our last update? I don’t know, I’m not counting. ;) First it was NJay’s holidays, then it was mine, then we kinda got lost in what we were doing, then we picked it up and burned the power bridges once more, then we repaired them, then we burned […]

Posted in: Controllers, DiffTrike

My stand on Patents

July 4, 2012


(I wrote this 4 years ago, while I was planning to innovate a lot in the field of electric motor engineering. The innovations aren’t here yet, but otherwise everything is still absolutely true and the issue merits discussion.) Patents give you the right to stop everybody else from making, selling, or using something you created […]

Posted in: Motivation, Opinion

It rolled!… a few meters.

April 5, 2012


And now, in an exclusive video report just for you the special readers of this blog, we have a very rare sighting of a differential tricycle in the wild… I’m sure you’ve never seen anything like it. It is a very dangerous beast, and if that fierce rotating luminous eye isn’t enough to put the […]


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