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Old 07-29-2010, 02:18 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Here's Gravedigger, as of last night:

Also, I pulled the stock PowerWheels Jeep out of the pile out back. There was no reason to think that it didn't work, just needed new batteries.

I pulled out the old two 6V batteries and replaced them with two 12V batteries.
The Jeep is completely stock, other than now running at 12/24V instead of 6/12V.

Not sure how long the motors and wiring will survive at the higher voltage. Should be good for at least the weekend. I might be able to drive the Jeep at the competition as the pace car!

Also, I built a really stupid hard-hat with a forklift strobe-light on top, running on batteries!
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