I think this graph is neat, because it shows a long history of solar angle as the year marches on. As you can tell, we’re not driving a lot right now, though. If we were moving in latitude, you’d see the solar angle deviate from the seasonal curve. If we were moving in longitude, you’d […]
Deep battery discharge – hot and cloudy.
I thought this graph might be of interest to those who want to see what happens when you run a large Nissan leaf pack down to zero state of charge. (SOC) It’s been consistently 90 degrees during the day and still about 75-80 at night, the last few days have been cloudy, I left the […]
Where did you get that faucet?
I’ve had a bunch of people ask me where we got the faucet in our bus kitchen. We actually were inspired by some friends who are on Instagram by the name of @nomadicmillers. GAPPO Gold Kitchen Faucet Pull Out Kitchen Faucet Dual Handle 3 in 1 High Arc Water Filter Purifier Faucets Golden Whew! Thats […]
Home Assistant Conference
Today I will be presenting a short talk about our bus’s Home Assistant development. Here’s a link to the youtube live stream: https://www.home-assistant.io/conference/
Clean vs Dirty Solar Panels
I washed my solar panels for the first time in a few months. Here’s the difference on two nearly identical solar days.
Pantry and Fridge Latch System
Several people have asked how we keep the fridge doors latched. Basically, we use a door lock latch, like this one. (Click for details!) We started with adhesive child lock latches on the fridge, but it was weak and would pop open occasionally for a big surprise when driving – not the safest. The inspiration […]
Internet and Network Overview
Internet was one of the most challenging technical implementations I had to solve on the bus. For me, it was more difficult than building the battery and energy systems, or the roof raise. Here is a brief tale of my journey. While building the bus, I placed a spare wireless router in it that just […]
Tiny Home Tour Video
Recently we opened our bus for a video on the Youtube Channel Tiny Home Tours.
Skooliepalooza 2020 Solar Discussion
Here’s the slide deck for the presentation. I’ll be presenting at 3:00 PM MST on January 26, 2020 right about here:
Getting caught up!
Hello Reader! I am back-posting a lot of content right now, so it might appear that I just up and disappear from the planet – let me assure you that is not the case. May the next decade bring you prosperity and positive change!