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The Rise of Banzai Lemon

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm by Henry · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Art and Design, Racing

Station Wagon Solar Roof and Solar Sub- Self Sufficient Sonic Splendor

Toyota has been advertising the “Solar Roof” option for the new 2010 Prius- it’s basically a solar module integrated into the roof panel that runs the cabin ventilation fan on hot and sunny days. Simple enough- but what they didn’t tell you is that you can have a solar roof on any car- obviously!

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 9:53 pm by Henry · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Life and Times, Little Fixes, Renewable Energy System

New Suspension- and the Solano Stroll

As I wrote before I decided to install ground control coilover kits and KYB AGX shocks onto the EV. I did just that last week. The install went quite easily, using these pages for reference. Before: The only thing I found a bit unclear in the above linked direcions was how to reattach the ball […]

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 2:20 pm by Henry · Permalink · One Comment
In: EV Miata

Grand debut- The Electric Skateboard

I’ve been working on this project for a couple weeks now, but haven’t mentioned it here- let’s start from the beginning. I was inspired by this post on Jalopnik– I’ve long been interested in leaning vehicles that aren’t bikes. I hadn’t considered the “skateboard steering” approach before. The more I thought about it, the less […]

Posted on September 19, 2009 at 1:08 am by Henry · Permalink · One Comment
In: Electric Skateboard

Arse Freeze 2009 We’re IN! And, SPACE PIRAES

Last Saturday my LeMons team and I finished filing our application, complete with a brand new theme, a video and coordinated potraits. Monday we were accepted. Awesome. Proving that putting work into the application is worth it. Check out the video here. The new theme is space pirates. We are space pirates. The car is […]

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 2:45 pm by Henry · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Racing