Ulan

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Name: Ulan McKnight
Date registered: June 7, 2017

Latest posts

  1. Set-Up Questions And Answers in Fusion 360 — December 6, 2020
  2. Getting closer — December 6, 2020
  3. Tool Paths – Bike Party 12-01-20 — December 2, 2020
  4. Rethinking our input requirements — November 29, 2020
  5. Mike has some thoughts — November 29, 2020

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  2. Musically Mad — 1 comment
  3. Workflow 11/17/17 — 1 comment
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Dec 06 2020

Set-Up Questions And Answers in Fusion 360

1) Use the new (as of 2020) “Arrange” feature in Manufacture Workspace in Fusion 360 to nest all parts for cutting. (I made a 3 minute video on how to use this feature.)

2) Edit the new setup.

A) Right click the new setup and select “Edit”

B) I always start with the third …

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Dec 06 2020

Getting closer

After over a dozen iterations, we are closing in on an overall design that is feeling good. The 3 photos below shows two of the first 4 builds along with the current 12-03-20 version.

We are using 1/2” Baltic Birch plywood and just the wood weighs in at 38lbs.

Fully …

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Dec 02 2020

Tool Paths – Bike Party 12-01-20

Bike Party – 12-01-20 Bike Party – 12-01-20.zip

Below are some thoughts on the tool paths used to cut the Bike Party 12-01-20 file.  

[T2] Score all parts

Tool: 1/4″ Down-spiral Top height: Stock top Bottom height: Stock top – .15

Why: We are using 1/2″ Baltic Birch as our stock. This plywood has …

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Nov 29 2020

Rethinking our input requirements

I also raised the crossover point on the sub so it has more punch and lets the speakers above work a little less for a given output. – Mike Hatt

Robin jumped in and asked why we settled on the particular head unit we chose. This sent Mike down a rabbit hole of questioning …

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Nov 29 2020

Mike has some thoughts

Mike played around with the Bike Party system from 11-12-20 and shared the following thoughts.

From source to speakers

Head unit: All head units clip no matter the quality/price point. While this is annoying, once accepted as fact, it becomes easier to configure amplifier gains and expectations accordingly. Our particular Pioneer unit does not like …

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Nov 28 2020

Bike Party – 11-28-20

Mike came up on Wednesday and fooled around with the Bike Party box quite a bit. Based on feedback from him, we have incorperated the updates below.

1) Increased the height by 3.5 inches.

The dimensions of the box are now:

Width: 17 Height: 29.6 Depth: 16.5

2) Decreased the depth of the mechanicals cabinet. …

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Nov 24 2020

Updates and birthdays

Over the last week I have made lots and lots of edits to the design from tiny to rather large. And I have gone to two wonderful birthdays. One was for one of the youngest members of my family, Anzani Mlaudzi, and the other was for one of my dear mentors, Deborah Small.

Life …

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Nov 22 2020

Battery Tech

This is all new to me. Here are a some links that have helped me understand battery technology a little.

1) Difference Between Lithium Ion And Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries

2) Batteries: Lithium-ion vs AGM

The concept of discharge capacity is new to me and something that I had not considered when designing this mobile …

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Nov 21 2020

How many amps?

I would be lost without my Burning Man friends. Special thanks go to Erich Rienecker from Pongo Lounge and Ilya Polyakov of Icarus.

Sulaiman is throwing a weekly social-distancing gig at Lake Merrit with a similar mobile rig and was nice enough to estimate that our system probably pulls about 3amps. Mike was surprised …

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Nov 07 2020

3 things

We need three things:

1) An on/off button to cut power.

2) A battery monitor that will cut power when the battery declines to 12v or 50% (for lead-acid).

3) A plug to connect the battery recharger to the battery.

The new Bike Party system contains:

(1) JBL Stage 1210 12″ woofer

(2) …

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