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Archive for September, 2009

My experience at Gull Lake

Posted by aonomus on September 29, 2009

This last weekend I had the chance to go up to the University of Toronto Survey Camp as part of my freshwater ecology course with Dr. Nick Collins. The camp is normally used by Civil engineers to practice their survey skills in the field, but it is also situated on Gull Lake which like most freshwater lakes, supports a diverse ecosystem.

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Alternator Motor Update

Posted by aonomus on September 20, 2009

So my last post about an alternator to brushless motor conversion seemed to draw some interest, but people were asking some details so I drew up a quick diagram in inkscape last night.

Alternator diagram

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Using a car alternator as a ‘brushless’ motor

Posted by aonomus on September 18, 2009

So I’ve been tinkering with the idea of using a car alternator as a motor, and got it to work yesterday. Here is the result:

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Posted by aonomus on September 13, 2009

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