Sunday, December 5, 2021

Reverse engineering the Laotie Ti30 scooter LCD display

One thing about these types of electric vehicles is that there is very limited care for normalisation, when it comes to allow different components to interoperate. Especially in respect to the digital communication between the parts of the system, one cannot expect any baseline currently.

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.