Monthly Archives: March 2014

Electric bikes – Batteries

I spent last weekend building the batteries for the two electric bikes we are building, which took a lot longer than I thought it would. Firstly the packaging. Sending LiFePO4 cells by air demands very special packaging. No more than

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SEO and Logos

Boy am I getting tired of people ringing me up and telling me I can’t design web sites. It may well be true, but it’s very rude! Just fielded a call from a total idiot (from a unknown company based

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Electric bikes – Stuff is arriving

In fact, all the expected parcels are here, and I can start to see what is missing! The battery racks arrived yesterday, and one went straight onto my bike, but the one for Lynn’s bike is taking a little sorting.

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DPC Watchdog Violation blue screen

A customer (or rather their young son) had a blue screen with DPC Watchdog Violation error showing, and a request to scan the computer. This is normally something to do with an SSD in Windows 8, but sometimes just with

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Electric bikes – delivery progress

The battery packs arrived a week or so ago, which was a real surprise. Just the cells though, no bus bars or holders, so I can’t actually get on with building the batteries. They were repackaged to conform with the

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Electric bikes – It starts

The backstory Lynn (my better half) and I want electric bikes. I have wanted one since I was 12, when I used to live in one of the few towns in Cheshire in the UK with a reasonable number of

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Anatomy of an LCD screen

Have you always wondered what’s in an LCD screen? Reading on the web, there are a lot of different ideas on what it is made up of. As part of what I do I replace LCD screens in laptops, when

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