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Re: what type of electical item should you buy
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 11:32:22 AM »
A Dremel tool is great to have the picture shows a wood burner also a very handy tool to have Sportsmans Guide sells 12 Volt soldering irons and they are great to have as well.

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Re: what type of electical item should you buy
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2011, 05:43:35 AM »
A Dremel tool is great to have the picture shows a wood burner also a very handy tool to have Sportsmans Guide sells 12 Volt soldering irons and they are great to have as well.

Seems like soldering irons would be really valuable, thanks for bringing that up. Will add it to the list of Tools somewhere in Susan's board on survival lists.
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Re: what type of electical item should you buy
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2015, 08:05:24 AM »
https://www.yahoo.com/autos/s/chinese-student-built-electric-supercar-5-000-190054295.html
(Note:  to see the cool and snazzy looking car, you'll have to click on the link.)

This Chinese Student Built an Electric ‘Supercar’ For $5,000


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Jeff PerezJuly 20, 2015

We’re going to use the term “supercar” loosely here. In just six months, 27-year-old Chinese student and automotive tinkerer, Chen Yinxi, built an all-electric supercar for just $5,000. Top speed on this amazing machine? Just 37 mph—now you know why we’re using the term supercar so loosely.
At any rate, it’s still an amazing accomplishment. While it may not have supercar performance, it definitely has supercar looks. A long sleek body with aggressive features, an extremely low center of gravity, and Lambo doors. It’s even got a supercar-like interior, too.

RELATED: The Rimac Concept One is a Real Electric Supercar


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Re: what type of electical item should you buy
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2016, 01:43:41 PM »
(Editor's Note:  Here is yet another electric "car" which is actually classified as a bicycle, IIRC.  THIS looks appealing!)

http://news.yahoo.com/pedal-solar-power-aims-hybrid-211232392.html
Pedal, solar power aims to be the new hybrid

January 8, 2016 4:12 PM
   
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Craig Sparks of Organic Transport shows the Elf solar- and pedal-powered vehicle touted as the world's most environmentally friendly form of transport at the Consumer Electronics Show on January 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada (AFP Photo/Rob Lever)
Las Vegas (AFP) - Is it a car, a bike or some other kind of contraption?

It looks like an inverted tricycle with an egg-shaped shell. The makers of the Elf vehicle tout it as the future of environmentally friendly urban transport, combining pedal power with battery propulsion and solar charging.
Take a look inside: there are no doors or floorboards, making it appear like a car that came out of a "Flintstones" cartoon.
"We believe in human-powered mobility," said Craig Sparks, showing off the vehicle from startup Organic Transit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
"This is a town runner. You can run your errands, go to the grocery store. You don’t need a car."
The price tag starts at $7,000 but it pays for itself because it uses no fuel, he said.
You start it up with a modified bicycle pedal crank, and steer and brake with handlebars. The battery kicks in to take it up to a speed of some 40 kilometers (25 miles) per hour.
The Elf has a solar panel on the roof that charges the battery, which offers a range of around 50 kilometers (30 miles) -- or more, if you are willing to pedal.
Sparks said the Elf is "street legal" and requires no registration or insurance, with federal rules classifying it as a bicycle. But some state or local rules may be different.
In terms of technology, El uses a Trylon plastic body and aluminum frame and features "dynamic dampening suspension."
The motor and pedal system operate independently. It uses lithium-ion manganese batteries and has an optional continuously variable transmission. In future versions, Sparks said the devices will use pedal power to charge the batteries.
The company has been selling them over the past year online and plans to ramp up production.
"Our costs will come down," he told AFP. "Right now we produce around 20 per week and there is a long waiting list."
But he said the company has no plans to sell itself to another manufacturer for mass production.
"If we got a million orders today, a lot of those people could just have to wait," he said.

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Re: what type of electical item should you buy
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2016, 02:24:20 PM »
ilinda, it surely is good to see someone bringing life to this Topic.
thanks for the ideas. :)