Here is a dog’s view of Borderline the ESPcat floating an Awaawaroa Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Even though she is the ESPcat (electric solar powered catamaran) she only has two of her 42 solar panels and they aren’t yet connected to anything! The BMS is the brain of the solar power system for the boat […]Read more "ESPcat BMS Brain"
I just finished reading “Treaspasing Across America” about a guy who walked the length of Donald Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline that links Canada’s tar sands fuel supply system to ports in Texas. Keystone XL is the pipeline that Obama stopped but Trump re-started. The devastation being heaped on Canada will be accelerated by this pipeline […]Read more "ESPcat Renewables Now Cheaper Than Coal in Colorado"
This is the way indigenous Maori used to make a fish hook. Start with a bit of root from the pohutukawa tree and with a bit of scraping you end up with a fish hook. Ok this is only my first effort but you get the idea. When you finish with your hook, just throw […]Read more "ESPcat End of Oil Exploration"
Man against fish! That’s James trying to land a big one off the end of the dock at the boating club. Life is a test and the outcome is by no means certain. America has a fool in the Whitehouse, Russia has a fool in the Kremlin North Korea has its own little fool and […]Read more "ESPcat Testing Times MPT-7210A"
I worry about the wealth gap. The head of Fonterra, Theo Spierings, just quit because he lost the company $130 million due to a failed China deal.(7) The poor fool was receiving annual salary of $NZ 8.3 million. What makes this asshole think he is worth 8.3 million per year? Even more worrying; why would anyone […]Read more "ESPcat You Get What You Pay For (or not)"
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"