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    Picaxe Kayak Control Project

    I second that of Lbenson said....... very good info " my solar generator" lbenson --- not to expect the lifePO4 in a couple months?? did you select turtle express? jk it is crazy how many boats are sitting of shore waiting to unload.....I almost am getting the list done so hopefully...
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    Solar paddle boat idea.

    Update 1.0 I cleaned my shop out (2.5 days no pay) and put the boat inside it ..... and yup that is snow we had a snow storm which someone ordered! maybe if i get enough solar on this boat i can plow the driveway too I am going to try to get the boat and me on a diet....maybe lose 600 lbs of...
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    Picaxe Kayak Control Project

    thanks... I was watching him ..he keeps it simple ..so i can only watch it 4 times to understand I might do a few cool things since i have all winter to piece together let me know how the lifepo4 batterys are if you get em ...maybe i'll try them too coal furnace? ha ...I never actually seen...
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    Picaxe Kayak Control Project

    Ha I love every bit of all the response and its good info ....I wish I could understand more but its fun pretending thanks mikey and papa and you ....and seems everyone needs a plumber so i have been busy and I should tell my customers that they can make a donation for my boat because after I...
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    Picaxe Kayak Control Project

    right on Mikey thanks for posting I have the boat next to the shop but have to get the shop cleaned out to fit it in then phase 1 begins strip boat phase 4 - build a controller like yours
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    Solar paddle boat idea.

    ya I was planning that when i end up with a extra bag of cash ( making a catamaran that folds up in the middle so to hull under 8' wide ) but thanks for the boat video ....its kinda exactly what i was planning on doing only alot more solar power my boat weighs about 1000 and after i strip it...
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    Solar paddle boat idea.

    my math is horrible and everyone knows ...thats why I have picaxe....and the IRS correcting me (of course with a fee! jk) okay so now i am understanding more of what the solar panel is dishing out in a watt kinda view the panels are these...
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    Solar paddle boat idea.

    Ok that makes sense thanks .....I'm still waiting for a mppt controller Ok so is the going rate of solar panels watts per hour? 100 watts means 60 minutes which means .6 watts per minute I guess I confused my self again....so my panels are pushing 3 amps at 3 volts so 3X3= 9watt a...
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    Solar paddle boat idea.

    Ok thats what i wanted to hear ...mine are only getting like 15 watts they must measure the wattage of them at the peak brightness of nuclear bomb I just had installed a solar pump for a buddy of mine and the pump I believe was brush 12v 50 watt motor which like you said and i say in...
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    Solar paddle boat idea.

    thanks for that Flenser ...i seen some videos on how hard it is to pedal power which is interesting but I am still going to try build one for testing I did some testing last week with my horrible solar power I had 3 "25" watt panels in parallel and since it was 104 F degrees out the...
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    Solar paddle boat idea.

    Well very good questions Papaof2 ! the boat? I was going to use a paddle one but like you say not good on stability I was hoping to find old damaged pontoon but looks like half of the world is looking as well my bro gave me a sad old looking 17' aluminum starcraft closed bow with no...
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    Solar paddle boat idea.

    Hi Everyone its been a long time since I blabbed here but In the last 3 weeks I've been kicking around the idea of using solar for a cool project....like a full size "solar" boat. so if you look out side and the sky starts turning gray and less sun ...don't worry It's just me screwing...
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    Black Friday code for PICAXE Store

    Thanks Technical for the info and yes I saved alot from the dollar exchange so now i can send more picaxe presents to my friends :)
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    Black Friday code for PICAXE Store

    Hi I finally saved 10% on my order ....thanks ... just a few quick questions ....Do you offer any free shipping on certain price range orders? also I didn't have see any option for UPS? must not be available over there? thanks again FWIW The last time I ordered 40X2 chips the price was...
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    @ Hippy that is a cool calculator ... i never seen/used one like it and would have did the same (gave it back) if i tried to borrow it... but used many with the old red led display @ techElder its funny how things were back in the day ....like if my kid went to school with the HP-21...
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