Posted June 8, 2018 The design work for the Green Envy is moving along! Here is the first glimpse of it, and it is starting to look like a streamliner (note that the sidecar wheel is not yet added, Green Envy will be a sidecar motorcycle just like KillaJoule). I really wanted to include myself… Continue reading A first glimpse of Green Envy
We are changing color – from red to green! Meet “Green Envy”!
“Green Envy” is the successor of KillaJoule. It will be a battery-powered, streamliner, sidecar motorcycle and it will look very much like the KillaJoule. However, there will be some major differences. First off, Green Envy will – of course – be green instead of red. It will also have two or three times the power,… Continue reading We are changing color – from red to green! Meet “Green Envy”!
3D printed sidecar skin
Several of the parts on the KillaJoule are 3D printed, and even more of them will be 3D printed on Green Envy. The largest 3D printed part on the KillaJoule is the aerodynamic skin for the sidecar. You can read more about it below. We are also experimenting with a wheel with 3D printed rubber… Continue reading 3D printed sidecar skin
Under the skin – KillaJoule front end and suspension
Deep into the design: Front end and steering I often say that KillaJoule is a “giant cordless drill with wheels”. What I refer to is of course that it is battery powered, but also that it is very simple at a conceptual level. Just like a cordless drill, it has a battery, motor, a throttle,… Continue reading Under the skin – KillaJoule front end and suspension
3D print your own KillaJoule model!
Posted June 1, 2018 If you have access to a 3D printer, you can print your own “engineering action figure set” with the KillaJoule and myself. Click here to download a Zip folder with the .STL files. To open the folder, right-click (on a PC) and select “Extract all”. Both of the models are approximately… Continue reading 3D print your own KillaJoule model!
3D printed C-clamps – handy for all your projects!
You can never have too many C-clamps if you like woodwork, metal work and other crafts. Do you need more clamps and have access to a 3D printer? Just print some more! Many designers in the 3D printing community are happy to share their designs. The Thingiverse user “johann517” has shared his nicely designed C-clamp… Continue reading 3D printed C-clamps – handy for all your projects!
3D printed glow-in-dark turkey
Posted Nov 26, 2016 Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Thanksgiving is one of the largest holidays in the U.S., and the tradition is to eat turkey. I did the same, but my turkey was a free-range, organic variety. We hosted Thanksgiving together with our neighbor, and he was responsible for purchasing the… Continue reading 3D printed glow-in-dark turkey
Electric car in the winter!? Yes, it works great!
Update July 7, 2018: This post was originally published on Nov 22, 2016. Since then, I have sold the red 2012 Nissan Leaf in the picture, moved to New Zealand, and purchased a white 2013 Nissan Leaf, which I love even more! Because New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, it is currently winter here,… Continue reading Electric car in the winter!? Yes, it works great!
Racing-inspired gingerbread cookies
We all love cookies, so why not let your favorite STEM project inspire your cookie design? My choice to was to make racing-inspired cookies, of course! Of all the cookies in the world, gingerbread cookies are my absolute favorites, and the best I have ever tasted are made with my grandma Carla’s recipe (you can… Continue reading Racing-inspired gingerbread cookies
The life of a Formula 1 bolt (from Red Bull Racing)
Being the fastest in the world is all about science and engineering! This amazing 3 minute video shows the enormous effort going into one single bolt in a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car! If the video above doesn’t work, click this link instead: http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/f1/stories/1331819418898/life-of-a-bolt Photo courtesy of Red Bull Racing.