Author Archives: Andy T. Evans

Battery Powered Ladybug Eggliner Train and Controller

We wanted a garden train around our deck and backyard to deliver popcorn and drinks for outdoor movie nights. We also wanted to make it approachable and usable for our toddler, as she loves trains. With that in mind, I … Continue reading

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My 13s 26650 pack is finished

I finished the top and bottom for my battery pack and I am quite happy how it came out. 

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A new battery for my electric lawn mower or how I built a 13s 26650 battery pack

After many years of service, my old lead acid batteries were not working very well anymore. They were also quite heavy and I had been itching to upgrade them. It was a decent sized pack with a decent amp draw, … Continue reading

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Time flies! Already a year since we got Astro!

It has already been a year since we picked up Astro our Cardigan Welsh Corgi. So I thought I would share some pictures. 

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A year with my used Leaf electric car!

I have been wanting to post about my all electric Leaf that I bought used for a while now. Somehow a whole year slipped by! Last Christmas eve (2016), while at lunch with my friend Kevin at the Chinese buffet, … Continue reading

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Vectrex PRO controller

I have finished my upgraded “Pro” version Vectrex controller. I managed to find a nice feeling large analog joystick, one that I could just barely squeeze in the form factor. It was designed for drone control, so it is very … Continue reading

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Chicory the magic ingredient in NOLA coffee

Anyone that knows me, knows I am not a coffee fan. While I have always liked the smell, I always prefer a cup of tea. While I was in New Orleans though, I was told to try the local way … Continue reading

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Behold DecoTime!

I have finally finished my ongoing project DecoTime! DecoTime is my Art Deco styled timer. It is powered by an Arduino driving two x27 168 or switec X25 stepper motors moving the needles. It also uses a MCP23S17 to drive the … Continue reading

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Vectrex controller going open source!

The Vectrex arcade machine is still one of the best ever made. It is also the only home arcade machine that used a vector display and therefore can not be experienced in an emulator to its entirety. It was launched … Continue reading

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Great Little trip to New Orleans

When I really like a place, and have only had time to scratch the surface of what it has to offer, I am often very reluctant to write or post about it. Others I know have tons more knowledge and … Continue reading

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Vectrex controller with LED lights!

I have updated my controller design to include an LED light on the joystick. It turned out kind of great! Check it out. Read more about my vectrex controller here.

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Kitchen upgrades, made in the USA!

So over the years I have acquired a number of frustrating low quality kitchen tools. I love to cook and work in my kitchen so I decided it was time to upgrade my tools. Unfortunately it was a little harder … Continue reading

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