We wish Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2017!
It's finally spring here in Finland. Sun is shining and our solar panels are working nicely. Our Elcat electric car is now powered by the sun energy. Our maximum daily energy production so far is over 10 kWh, which is more than enough for our daily use.
It's great to drive with the car, when driving is almost free! Sun energy is also pollution free, so we are happy with our solar energy experimentation results so far.
We now have an rS3 electric qualification.
Based on that official qualification we can supervise and conduct electrical work related to electric and hybrid vehicle projects. These include electric and hybrid vehicle maintenance and repair work, including both drive- and battery-systems over 120VDC. We can also make an official electrical inspection needed for registering modified electrical cars with over 120VDC battery system.
Today we received the Doodle3D sketching tool. Doodle 3D allows you to draw your design with Doodle3D software with your iPad or computer. After drawing, you just press "Print" button from the Doodle3D software and 3D printer prints the design. Doodle3D sends the printing data via WiFi-connection from your computer or iPad into 3D printer. Even a child can use this.
For more information, visit Doodle3D site.
PalonenLABS is now driving with an Electric Elcat van. We can drive up to 150-170 km with one charge. Elcat can also transport surprising big amounts of cargo for it's size.
It's very pleasant to drive with Elcat, drive is silent and pollution free. In future, we are going to charge Elcat with solar energy, with our own solar-plant right outside of our workshop.
We use Elcat for technical testing and R&D. We are testing battery management systems, batteries and displays to name a few uses for our yellow R&D van.
We needed a prototype of an electric motor to see if it fits into our customer's electric vehicle. We could easily prepare the model in our workshop, using Ultimaker 3D printer. The printing took 20 hours. The prototype was made of PLA plastic. It was printed in two parts, because of the complex structure of the item.
Ultimaker 3D printer suits very fine for preparing prototypes. Using prototypes saves money, because you can make all the needed improvements into the protoype.
Spring is now here in Finland and the roads are ready for bicycling. Our customer needed electric bicycles so we assembled accus, electric motor and motor controller into bicycles. The accus are lithium-ion accus.
You can easily adjust the effectiveness of your exercise by using electric bicycle. You don't need to sweat, if you use bicycle on work trip. If you want to exercise harder, don't launch the electric motor.
Electric bicycling is environmentally friendly and gives you more possibilities. You can make longer journeys and just enjoy about the nature. You can rest at times and let the motor do the hardest work, while you're listening the birds singing.
We designed and built a heated bed into Ultimaker 3D printer. The bed is made of aluminium and it uses own and more effective power source. The heated bed expands the printing possibilities. It makes possible to make demanding ABS plastic items. During the printing process, the item won't curl up because of the heated bed.
The temperature of the bed can be adjusted in controller panel.
Photos of Ula-Sähkö Oy's VW Transporter publishing event in Outokumpu on 8.4.2013.
Our customer Ula-Sähkö Oy gave electric VW Transporter car conversion to Outokummun Energia in publishing happening in Outokumpu. We participated on the happening too.
You can read more about the happening here:
PalonenLABS provided design and implementation of main vehicle control unit (VCU) and battery management (BMS) configuration.