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Old 10-13-2014, 01:22 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:39 PM   #52 (permalink)
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DC Controller for Mazda project, Sept 13 2014

Not strictly on-topic, but most of it applies

This is the DC motor controller that I'm using in the Mazda as well as the WIKISPEED Electric Motor Module V3.


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Old 10-14-2014, 11:50 AM   #53 (permalink)
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DC Controller for Mazda project, Sept 14 2014

Another not-quite on-topic video

Try other accelerators to see if any of them will work.

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Old 10-14-2014, 05:48 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I take it that is their WIKISPEEDLET (or WIKISPEEDlet)? I didn'r see it in the video, but adding the name to the title sure changed the Youtube sidebar.

Are they shipping yet? Do you have any other connection to WIKISPEED?
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I take it that is their WIKISPEEDLET (or WIKISPEEDlet)?
WIKISPEEDlet is a project to make an 'economy mode' for cars without an economy mode. The idea is to get better gas mileage from existing vehicles. You can start with more gentle acceleration, limiting the power output of the engine, etc and work your way up to pulse n glide, rev limits, etc.

So, I guess the answer is No. This is not WIKISPEEDlet.

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I didn'r see it in the video, but adding the name to the title sure changed the Youtube sidebar.
Sorry about messing up the video sidebar. The video did double duty, showing some progress to Team WIKISPEED (everyone wants to know about progress) but the Electric Motor Module is separate from the Mazda build

I am building a version of WIKISPEED's Electric Motor Module. I did Version 1 and I'm doing Version 3.

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I guess I need to answer with another question - what would you like?
- The initial 10 SGT01 have been sold. We are working to fill those orders.
- You can buy modules from the store and build your own, or buy some of the modules and build some of them, or build all of them. The plans are open source (don't ask me which license - I believe it is the same one that OSE is using) and many of the parts that have not been designed by the team are OEM parts from Honda Civic 2006 - 2011, the rest are from Summit Racing.
- The modules are being updated/iterated/progressed to prepare for the release of the Comfy Commuter Car or C3. The C3 is not for sale as yet.

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Yes. I've been a member of Team WIKISPEED for 2 years and have been involved in one car build so far.
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Actually, it improved the sidebar adding lots of WIKISPEED links. I just found out about the Comfy Commuter. And their connection to Open Source Ecology.

How would you compare Team WIKISPEED and Local Motors? They both are shipping product, the SGT01 and the Rally Fighter. That puts them ahead of Edison and Elio Motors.
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How would you compare Team WIKISPEED and Local Motors? They both are shipping product, the SGT01 and the Rally Fighter. That puts them ahead of Edison and Elio Motors.
I have seen a couple of videos about Local Motors, but have not read up on them at all.

I don't have enough information to give an opinion, at least right now.
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I've only read about both, but they seem to be similar crowd-sourced efforts.

Local Motors gets a lot of press with their 3D printed car body, and containerized microfactories—one of which landed on the White House lawn. Similar to the WIKISPEED body (or bodies?) the (Italian) designer only appeared physically at the trade show debut.

The website can be kind of impenetrable but https://localmotors.com/explore/ shows an overview of the ongoing projects.
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I've only read about both, but they seem to be similar crowd-sourced efforts.
I went through the site - after a 10 minute browse I'd say local motors is a much larger project. There appears to be a lot of work being done on a number of projects. Or perhaps they are simply better at posting progress.
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