All posts by spinningmagnets

Grew up in Los Angeles California, US Navy submarine mechanic from 1977-81/SanDiego. Hydraulic mechanic in the 1980's/Los Angeles. Heavy equipment operator in the 1990's/traveled to various locations. Dump truck driver in the 2000's/SW Utah. Currently a water plant operator since 2010/NW Kansas

Votol controllers for hot rod builds

Jul 02, 2023No Comments

I have to confess that I am no expert when it comes to controllers, and when I find someone who has a lot of experience

Ford, GM, Rivian, Toyota, and Volvo adopt t...

Jun 27, 2023No Comments

This is big news, but there’s not much to add after reading the title. Tesla did two very important things early on. The first is

Two Builds using a 3SHUL VESC Controller

Jun 23, 2023No Comments

One of the most often asked questions about any electric conversion is “what controller should I use?”. Controllers are the last remaining voodoo in electric

DIY motor from scratch, the Lebowski 2300W ...

May 28, 2023No Comments

I’m not going to say that making a motor from scratch is “easy”, but…if you decide you simply have to build one, then the Lebowski

The Talaria Sting MX4 “R”, and ...

Apr 29, 20231 Comment

These past few months, I have been hearing a lot about the New Talaria Sting, and how it compared to the popular Sur-Ron Light Bee.

Steve’s Wooden Vectrix

Jan 02, 2023No Comments

This beautiful custom scooter really impressed me as soon as I saw it. As you can imagine, Steve is a experienced wooden boat builder, and

Dan’s 1967 Honda CA160 conversion

Dec 10, 2022No Comments

I’ve always loved vintage conversions to electric power. Dan is located in Kansas, and one day he showed his wife some pictures of motorcycles to

Energica Electric Motorcycles from Italy

Oct 23, 20223 Comments

Energica was formed in 2014 by Giampiero Testoni, head engineer for CRP Racing, which had won several European championships in the popular 250cc motorcycle class

15 Plug-In Hybrid cars, and why I like them

Sep 02, 20222 Comments

Electric cars are getting most of the buzz these days, but as much as I like them (and I DO like them), I think for

The Ducati V21L Electric Motorcycle details

Aug 20, 20221 Comment

I see announcements once in a while about some new EV thing, and when I google it, every EV news outlet just has a copy/paste