Friday, December 3, 2021

Exercising the right to repair - DYI fixing a Volkswagen Polo 6C windscreen wiper stalk (no parts replaced)

I just went on holidays and did a road trip. Because Murphy is always lurking, I was taken by surprise with runaway window wipers. No matter what position of the wiper stalk, these would run in intermittent mode all the time, as long as the ignition would be on.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Making a poor man DC/DC converter for E-Scooters by modifying a 230 Volt wall adapter

In these days where the exhausting of natural resources is an ever increasing concern, and the release of non-recyclable waste (which includes many electronic products) is a problem with no general solution in sight, being able to re-purpose devices that would otherwise be thrown to the garbage, can only be at all levels a welcomed idea. If we add to that the fact that in the current state of affairs, the semiconductor industry is experiencing a generalized production crisis, then re-purposing should have all the legitimacy it is entitled to have.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

My experience with a grown man Electric Scooter - the Chinese 5600 Watt Laotie Ti30 - Part 3

The Laotie Ti30 (and other similar chinese scooters) comes with a basic alarm device that is capable of locking the scooter via a remote control. These alarm boxes are usually dirt cheap and can be bought separately for 5 € on Aliexpress or similar seller.