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by keves
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028056

Re: cooling your tent or van

Of course! Happy to help, and happy to answer any questions about this :)
by keves
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028056

Re: cooling your tent or van

OshPark: https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/03cD43VN Eagle files: https://github.com/eranrund/eagle/tree/master/swamp-cooler BOM: 3x 680ohm resistors 3x 5mm LED Relay: 1x http://www.taydaelectronics.com/mini-relay-spdt-5-pins-12vdc-10a-120v-contact.html Connectors: 6x http://www.taydaelectronics.co...
by keves
Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028056

Re: cooling your tent or van

A while ago I built a Figjam bucket swamp cooler (TM) and threw in a float switch + relay + auxiliary pump that got activated once the water level went below a certain threshold instead of the main pump. This pump would then pump water into the bucket from a reservoir, saving me from the need to get...
by keves
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF

Possibly. I've never used them before.
by keves
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF

Not a bad idea! Thanks :)
by keves
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF

I agree, its more of an internal joke that was apparently misunderstood here :)
And yes, lazy, busy, exhausted from a million other errands.
by keves
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF

Bureaucracy meaning a task I am doing only because I have to do it. I thought this specific one could be done by someone else for money.
I don't see the problem with paying someone to do this, just as I do not see a problem with having my car washed in a car wash.
by keves
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF

Haha, yeah. Not really wasted, what I meant is just another day of dealing with post-burn bureaucracy...
by keves
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF

Since there's so much else on my plate I would really prefer to outsource this task, but I get what you're saying.
Oh well, another wasted day :/
by keves
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Looking for a place to clean my bike in SF

Hey,

Does anyone know of a place in SF where I could dump my bicycle and have them clean it/overhaul/make sure it survives until the next burn?
Unfortunately I don't have a back yard I could wash it myself :(

Thanks!
by keves
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Honda EU3000 (or equiv.) generator rental in SF
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Honda EU3000 (or equiv.) generator rental in SF

650KW.... wow. Can I see a picture of that monster? :o
That thing could power our entire street... heh
I haven't looked in other towns yet. We're two people leaving SF together, and not sure we can arrange someone to pick it up for us. But I'll do some yellow pages browsing, I guess
Thanks!
by keves
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Honda EU3000 (or equiv.) generator rental in SF
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Honda EU3000 (or equiv.) generator rental in SF

Hellllllo
Does anyone know of a place that would rent said generator for the burn?
Tried calling a few but they know about BM and are not excited about it... :(
Thanks!
by keves
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LED regulator needs for art car?
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: LED regulator needs for art car?

Are your strips 5V? Assuming they are 5V and battery is 12V, you definitely want a regulator. A very simple solution that worked well for us is using a UBEC such as this - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__15212__HobbyKing_Micro_UBEC_3A_5v.html or http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__...
by keves
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 1939

Re: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries

Piggybacking on this - what would happen if an MPPT controller is used to feed the charge controller? Would it work and just be inefficient/not ideal or could it mess things up?
Thanksss
by keves
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028056

Re: cooling your tent or van

@ asr9754, thanks for the detailed feedback! I recall the pads seemed uniformly wet when we did the first test, but things moved around since and we should test it again.
We'll do it sometime this week. Thanks again! :D
by keves
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028056

Re: cooling your tent or van

We didn't see it leaking when we tested it. We'll test again and if it leaks we'll put something to space them out - should be okay, right?
by keves
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028056

Re: cooling your tent or van

Almost done building our cooler! :) It is using the Delta fan and that famous Ebay pump. In addition has a float switch and a relay that switches power to the small pump (visible outside the cooler) when the water level drops. That pump is connected to a secondary water reservoir, so that it refills...
by keves
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 1939

Re: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries

VEry useful info. Thanks!!
by keves
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 1939

Re: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries

:)

Does anyone know if these come charged?
I have a feeling I should get a charger and charge this beast :/
by keves
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 1939

Re: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries

Around 105-115Ah if this is the link to the right one. Unfortunately it's at the RV which is parked at some storage location so I can't go and check...
by keves
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 1939

Re: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries

Thats actually a great point, hah!
Re sun - we might have some R-Max panel left, so maybe we'll build a small shelter for it.
by keves
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 1939

Re: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries

Heh, yeah, no plans on paralleling.
by keves
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 1939

Re: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries

Oh, thats very good to know!
We'll have both a solar charge controller which I assume we can feed the unregulated input to (instead of feeding from the panels), as well as 110->12v charger that the RV supposedly has somewhere...
by keves
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 1939

Re: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries

Hopefully our solar setup would be operational by the burn... and if not we supposedly have a Honda EU2000/3000 for backup.
But if not, thats a great backup backup plan. We should have a wagon...
Thanks again!
by keves
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 1939

Re: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries

Perfect. Thanks :)
by keves
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 1939

Maintenance free lead-acid marine batteries

Hello, On my latest Walmart adventure I purchased this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/EverStart-Maxx-Group-Size-29-Marine-Battery/20531539 Then I heard that the playa dust will neutralize the acid or something like that and ruin the battery. Is there any truth to this? I will be placing it outside our y...
by keves
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: On STEP & Transfers & Purchasing for someone else
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: On STEP & Transfers & Purchasing for someone else

Also interested in this - please let us know if you find out in the next day or so ;)
Thanks!
by keves
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: 2014 Share Resources
Topic: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2014
Replies: 77
Views: 11397

Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2014

Sounds like a plan!
(Which basically means nothing on the playa :mrgreen: )
by keves
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: 2014 Share Resources
Topic: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2014
Replies: 77
Views: 11397

Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2014

Got them rooms. Thanks for hooking us up on this!!
by keves
Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 69135

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Sold. Thanks :)

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