Can you see that tiny glow between my fingers?That is a 3 watt, incandescent light bulb glowing from being connected to a super capacitor. If you don’t think that’s cool, then it is proof that you are not a fully fledged geek because I think it is just amazing! That capacitor (the round black thing) […]Read more "ESPcat Solar Supercapacitor"
So there is Borderline, backing out of the shed. She is all repaired following a minor misadventure with a rogue boat drifting loose in a storm. Insurance paid for most of it and I have a date with the Disputes Tribunal to recover the remaining $2,500. These events are sent to try us. With a […]Read more "ESPcat Never Give Up #nevergiveup"
Here are the first lithium batteries for ESPcat. There are 7 of them and they add up to 24 volts at 53 amp-hours. The usable amp-hours is only about 80% of that giving 42.4 amp-hours. This means that the battery can produce 1017 watts for 1 hour. Call it 1 killowatt-hour of energy storage to […]Read more "ESPcat Proton Battery #protonbattery"
Here are the boys busily, repairing the damage done by a loose boat in the last storm. There must be something secret going on under that cover. I would have asked Jared Kushner but alas they took away his security clearance for being a lying, cheating bastard, so he is no longer privy to any […]Read more "ESPcat Under Wraps #solarpower"
We had this storm a few weeks back and an abandoned boat came loose from its moorings and crunched up against the side of Borderline. The red arrow shows where the damage is. So I have been going ’round and ’round with the insurance guys and the owner of the abandoned boat. It could have […]Read more "ESPcat Haulout"
I think I will name these guys Milli and Vanilli. They no longer bother to fly away when I climb onto the dock. I was in the process of connecting the roof water collection system when I realized OMG I’m building a “tiny house”. I love the tiny house movement. Lots of things in life […]Read more "ESPcat #tinyhouse #solarboat"
It’s time to construct the galley. Galley is boat talk for kitchen for you non-boat blog buddies. We still haven’t had any guests aboard Borderline and it’s all because there is no galley yet. If you have guests aboard, you have to feed them and give them something to drink or they will cause trouble. […]Read more "ESPcat Solar Power & Energy"