Monthly Archives: June 2016

Electric bikes – a mixed mode holiday.

After nearly two years of using our electric bikes almost entirely for commuting, I decided it was time to use them for what I intended them for – riding for fun and pleasure. We normally take some sort of break

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Electric Bikes – 6000km in two years

On the 22nd Jun 2016, the odometer on the bike clicked over to 6000km. Just one day short of 2 years since the first commuter ride on the bikes. We weren’t commuting at the time, in fact we were on

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Arduino – multi cell battery voltmeter progress

As reported in the last post on this topic, I soldered headers onto the two 16 channel MUX and started testing. Since then I have spent a bit more time trying to get it all to work. The major change

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Electric Bikes – two years and still going

This morning I rode into my third year of using my electric bike. Just another commute to the shop, but still great fun. The first ride was on 6th June 2014, to the coffee cart and back, and the first

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Arduino – voltage drop

I started working again on the multicell voltmeter, I soldered some header pins onto the two 16 channel multiplexers, and plugged them into a breadboard with arduino. Some basic testing proved that my optimism was completely unfounded. So using best

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