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Old 07-01-2020, 02:32 AM   #346 (permalink)
a8ksh4
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Hi all, I haven't been on here in a long time. But I thought it'd be fun to give a little status update with more recent projects.

Two years ago, I rebuilt an old Four Wheel camper, documented here:
https://www.wanderthewest.com/forum/...nd-gen-tacoma/
This thing is the antithesis to the original aerodynamic camper. It feels like an apartment inside and gets me 15 mpg on the highway in my 4cyl Tacoma. Got me some exposure to canvas/vinyl work, battery chemistry, solar and electric, though.

And more recently, I'm working on a CNC rig that I hope will enable building some fun custom camper stuff in the future, documented here: https://forum.v1engineering.com/t/sa...build/11604/26

I'm optimistic that I can programmatically generate patterns (gcode ultimately) for different camper configurations, or other stuff, and then cut it on the CNC rig. Tbd!
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