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Written by Jonathan Haase   
Tuesday, 04 March 2008
Ok so I haven't updated the site in a while.  I know I'm slacking.  Haven't had much to add lately, but I thought now I'd share the details of a new little side project I'm working on.  Well over 20 years ago now Becky's Grandfather built a little car for her to ride around in.  It was basically a go-cart with a sheet metal body.  Well it's been sitting in a barn at Becky's dad's farm for the last 20 years in storage.  Don pulled it out of storage and brought it down to me recently.  I'm working on converting it to an all electric set up.  It's proven pretty interesting so far.

I don't really know how it's all going to work out, but so far I've gotten the old lawnmower engine ripped out, and a few parts ordered.  Right now I'm mostly stuck trying to locate a decent motor controller for it.  I'm trying to build it as a 24V system with two 12V batteries in Series.  If for some reason this doesn't have enought power I guess I'll end up going to a 36V system, but I'd rather not, the extra battery is going to add a lot of weight.  Anyway read on for more details and some pictures.
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Written by Jonathan Haase   
Tuesday, 05 October 2004
So I'm sitting here with nothing better to do than watch the Vice-Presidential debates. So far watching this debate and the Presidential debate from last week I just have one question. Why is it that political candidates can't just answer the question? Neither of the candidates has really answered any of the questions directly.


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Written by Skywalker   
Thursday, 09 September 2004

Hey jon, just thought this was a really moving letter, and thought I would share it with everyone.

Greetings all from hot, hot, hot Iraq,
We are short indeed...although not quite as short as we had originally thought...our flight home has been posted and is showing up 3 days later than planned. The good news is that we leave in the middle of the night and arrive (all admin complete, including turning our weapons into the armory) ! around dinnertime at Pendleton on the same day we leave (11 hrs time difference). The other good news is it appears we've got commercial contract air carriers taking us home...so we don't have to worry about sleeping on the cold steel deck of an Air Force C-17.

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