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Excuses, Excuses Ok… so… I’ve been distracted. Since starting this EV conversion project I’ve got a bit distracted by a couple of other projects. The first was the Caterham and Lotus Seven Club, in general and specifically the move to the new website. But I also found I was getting involved in way more other…
As part of a larger explainer video I wanted to show how a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Works. I wanted to show how the stator and rotor interacted with their respective magnetic fields and currents. The video shows how a simplified motor is constructed with a Stator and Rotor and then breaks those down to…
This one’s as much a note for me so I know what I did to make this finally work. I’ve been looking for a decent way of fitting press-studs for things like boot covers. I’d tried the standard manual tap-and-hope tools that are supplied with the car and with SoftBitsForSevens kits. But that always seemed…
While I’ve been writing articles for the Caterham and Lost Seven Club’s Lowflying magazine, and doing a few Instagram and Facebook posts, I’ve not got around to creating the kick-off video for the Electric Seven Conversion project for Youtube, until now. I’m not really expecting this video to set the world alight, but it’s necessary…