Friday, July 29, 2011

Rebuilding my Aprilia Enjoy - battery box

I took the old NiMh batteries out and put in these turnigy units from

Boy they are fast! The wattmeter can plug in or out. I added a 60amp mini fuse too. Important.

It was an easy job in the end....

Friday, July 15, 2011

Rebuilding my Aprilia Enjoy

I've totally rebuilt myAprilia Enjoy e-bike. Thes e-bikes are gold.

After taking off the pedal assist and replacing it with a normal throttle and speed controller I have lifted the silly 200W power restriction. 1,000 watts is much better (safer) for getting out of the way. And the old 'state of the art' NiMh batteries are now shiny new Lithium Poly batteries at twice the capacity, stashed neatly inside the old battery box.

I can now get to work in a similar time to my car trip, and my knees can have a chance to warm up.
I love it.

Friday, July 1, 2011

A solar powered / wind powered hothouse - one day

I am putting up a hothouse which will run on the four bed rotation system like my other outdoor vegie beds.

But I am hoping to run lights to boost performance over winter - Ballarat gets cold! More planning needed....