Author Topic: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop  (Read 64409 times)

Graeme

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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #425 on: January 31, 2019, 03:05:37 pm »
A wall-of-death trike?
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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #426 on: March 10, 2019, 07:49:51 pm »
New master cylinders bought for the brakes, and brake calipers stripped and serviced.




The frame is also stripped...



...and chopped - actually we only had to cut 3 tubes as the other had cracked through  :o



That should give you a clue as to what we are building.  ;)

It's British Science Week this week, and our Junior school want to do somehing about energy, and asked me to make some pedal powered electricity generators. Here they are prepared for their assembly, set up to  power 12V 24 Watt lamps, or pedal powered Scalectrix.





The generator is a DC motor - the sort that would be used for a car radiator or heater fan - these were previously used on a small 'Robot Wars' robot that we made.



The meters show Amps, Volts and Watts being drawn (they are also powered from the bike), and also cumulative Watt hours.

 :smug:
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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #427 on: March 10, 2019, 08:33:21 pm »
Formula Student/Formula 24?
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #428 on: March 10, 2019, 09:08:36 pm »
Our lot are nowhere near up to bulding something of that standard.  :facepalm:
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #429 on: March 10, 2019, 09:10:53 pm »
By the way, there's also alot of awkward stuff done, such as straightening a bit of left-hand-threaded bar, that is part of the track-rods, so that the adjuster screws along it again.  :smug:
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...