Projects In Progress

Projects that have not actually been finished, but are in progress.
Please
Note: Documentation is Incomplete. 
Project Image Project Title / Link
Date Started
Brief Description
Media / Instructable?

Electric Outboard V2:
Hydrofoil Adventures
8-2021

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Weird WiFi:
802.11ah Adventures

5-2021
802.11ah is long-range WiFi, intended for namely internet of things. It supports some fairly high bandwidth links, so what about rovers? I like lil' robots running about, so lets see if this can work for roving snow-bots & autonomous surveying watercraft. Photo Directory
Diesel Heater Upgrades
I inherited a pile of parts from a china-clone diesel heater, this project turns the pile of parts back into a working device and attempts to use some of the waste heat to power on-board electronics, such that they don't drain the blower battery. Photo Directory
E-Torque Motor Reverse Engineering
There's this beautiful motor, 14kw of delicious 48v induction, all it needs is three can busses and some in-can-tations. Photo Directory
Imaging Turn Table
Taking slow spinning photos of hardware is great for documentation, i had some spare quarantine-time and this was born to slowly turn a model and take timelapse looping animations. Photo Directory
Pomona Mag-Clips

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GOES Satellite Monitor


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Goblet Of Fire

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Hey Dane!
What have you been up to over the 2020 Quarantine?

Starting from March 2020, some of the things that happened Photo Directory
Lithium Titanate Module Conversion
A really interesting chemisty, capable of high speed charging. Converting existing modules into something more e-bike shaped.  Photo Directory
Repairing a Gen-1 Chargepoint

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Can you hydrofoil a rowboat?

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TestBot V2 
Obstacle avoiding rover

Part rover, part snowblower brains. This is a platform i used for verifiing sensors and gps waypoint navigation, instead of carrying around a giant snowblower.  Photo Directory
City E-BIKE
Part road bike, part front wheel drive linear accelerator, the story of the errand-bicycle thats survived a half decade of potholes. Photo Directory
Electric Outboard V2
Induction outboard Photo Directory
Satellite Weather Monitor

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Snowblower Robot: Googley Headlights



Snowblower Robot: 2019 Upgrades


Lenovo X60 Outdoor Science-ing laptop 9/16/17

Doomsled Development


Mantis Gen-1 Microscope Upgrades


3DR Solo Battery Module


Astro Photography with big optics 



Danger-4: A Battlebots 'Experience'



Mountain E-Bike


Outdoor Standalone Weather Monitor



BlueBot Upgrades 2018



Battery Cycling Thermal Chamber



Hyperion 1420i Repairs and Upgrades







Induction Outboard V1



Ice Duckie MK I 



Battlebots 2015: Overhaul v1



3D Printed Canoe: A Curious Idea



[Im currently in the process of documenting these projects, give it some time]
This site is intended to inform and provide information via documented projects. 

Take what you need, and pass knowledge along

Dane.Kouttron
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Electrical & Electrical Power