Category: Transportation

3d Printed Shift Boot

Recently a new car entered the garage, a 1984 Porsche 944 with a lot of loose ends to tidy up. Before even being able to assess the car…

Odyssey Electric Aircraft

The Odyssey is a lightweight composites electric aircraft from the brain of Russ Emanis. The Odyssey is intended to highlight lightweight composites and home built aircraft by being…

Alterna Concept 1 Prototype

The Alterna Concept 1 Prototype is the general testing rig for motor, battery, and drivetrain components which are being tested for use in the  Alterna Concept 3.  The Concept…

Fiat Spider 124: My short history.

Somewhere in my automotive history a seed was planted, it was an Italian seed and to this day i’m not sure how it was watered or why it…

Alterna Cycles

Alterna Concept 3 Modular Carbon Frame Removable Battery Enclosure Mid Drive or Hub Motor 1500w – 7000w | 1hp – 8hp Bicycle or Moto Seat Flexible Geometry Commuter…

Funny Fork – FF-01/02

The Funny Fork project started as the simple desire to understand the handling characteristics of suspensions systems which were non telescopic in nature.  Having few modern interpretations of…

Funny Fork – Public Introduction

The Funny Fork project started as the simple desire to understand the handling characteristics of suspensions systems which were non telescopic in nature.  Having few modern interpretations of…

GORE KART P1

So the Gore Kart begins. I want to list some goals before diving in further. 1. Suspension sag and spring rates that allow some control over weight transfer….

A Simple Seatpost Extension

Measure twice cut once, in this case I believe we measured 5 times, and cut 6;  in the end things came together nicely.  The customer needed a fit…

Carbon Bicycle Stem

This stem was designed, and manufactured as a case study for understanding the application of low volume, rapid cycle time, soft tooling in producing high end bicycle components.  The…

Carbon Bicycle Brake Rotor

In 2011 while validating composite materials for use in Surgical Instrumentation JGW was introduced to SIOC materials and the process to produce green and cured carbon ceramic matrix materials….

Formula Vee

In 2010 I acquired a Formula Vee project car which immediately became a ground up rebuild.  Ignoring the fact that i’m the wrong size for the class I…