Inspection, NOT

Until TÜV do us apart – Bis das der TÜV und scheidet street legal – Strassenzulassung To be able to drive my car on European streets, it must pass several technical tests and inspections, generally done by TÜV, a huge German institute that checks German cars every other year for rust and other issues, and…

On Public Roads

auf öffentlichen Strassen Thanks to the “yellow” plate, I can do test drives for a limited time legally and fully insured. So my first ride was to the local mechanic to check the VW frame and general condition. Well, for one, the 15km ride was smooth and I easily reached 80km/h. The condition of the…

Motor Template

Die Motorschablone After hauling the almost 80kg of iron and copper around a few times, I decided it would be much easier to use a lightweight plywood template. It took half an hour to design and laser cut. I should have done that much sooner! If you are planning a conversion, creating templates for the heavy…

Assembling the Controller

Wir bauen einen Fahrtregler Over the weekend, I started assembling the controller. My son loved the challange and helped me to assemble the controller stage. He’s five and had a great time learing two-digit numbers, while I explained capacitors and resistors. I’ll explain Atmel programming to him next week 😉 . Am Wochenende habe ich…

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