[Noisebridge-discuss] prospective member has questions regarding possible project

bahador.nosrat bahador.nosrat at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 11:21:39 PST 2011


to give you a better idea about the dimensions, the engine
stand<http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/370x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_17670.jpg>
is 31"
x 35-1/4" x 35" and on wheels, so it can easily be rolled around. the stand
alone weighs 48.90 lbs. i would get a one of those rubber/plastic storage
bins to hold all my parts/tools which could be tucked away under the engine
on the stand when not in use.

if there is not enough room, it's not a big deal. i do have the option of
doing to rebuild at a machine shop in santa cruz where the rest of my bike
is being built. but noisebridge is closer, cooler, and more appropriate for
the arduino/android half. plus, i won't have to drive to santa cruz every
whenever i want to work on it.

if now isn't the best time, i can always do the rebuild in santa cruz, and
after the rebuild is complete then bring it to noisebridge to do the
arduino/android stuff. i'm ordering a six speed transmission and dry clutch
from england that won't be manufactured until january anyway. i just wanted
to get the ball rolling while the fire is still hot...

- bahador



On 12 November 2011 10:20, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Welcome to the Bay Area, Bahador!  Your project sounds way cool -- and
> Noisebridge is a great place to be doing projects like this, where you will
> be learning a lot as you go along -- and hopefully sharing with others, and
> helping them learn as you go along.  The main thin is that we may not have
> space to keep the engine around while the project is in progress.
>
> Anyone have any ideas on where to keep the engine when Bahador isn't
> working on it?
>
> Best,
> Mitch.
>
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:10:15 -0800
> From: elijahpost at gmail.com
> To: bahador.nosrat at gmail.com
> CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] prospective member has questions
> regarding possible project
>
>
> Well, simply by walking into the space you have as much authority as I or
> anyone else (members are for the legality of it all). IMHO it's not so bad.
> If I catch you doing it, I may ask you questions because I want to be a
> mechanical engineer :)
>
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 8:05 AM, bahador.nosrat <bahador.nosrat at gmail.com>wrote:
>
> yes, this is not a quick project. it will take me a while.
> On Nov 12, 2011 8:01 AM, "Elijah Post" <elijahpost at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I don't see why not. Id he planning to leave the engine in the space while
> he is not there?
>
> On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM, bahador.nosrat <bahador.nosrat at gmail.com>wrote:
>
> hello,
>
> my name is bahador nosrat. i've known about noisebridge for a couple of
> years now, but only recently moved to the bay area and now finally have had
> the opportunity to drop by. i would like to ask the noisebridge community's
> opinion about a project i would like to tackle, and whether or not
> noisebridge is an appropriate place to tackle it.
>
> i have a vintage 450cc motorcycle engine<http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/jbrotor/72%20CB450/IMG_0056.jpg>that i would like to
> rebuild <http://teamhansenhonda.com/services/photo027.jpg> and modernize.
> among other things, i would like to add electronic sensors (temperature,
> rpm, current gear...) monitored by an arduino mega<http://store.arduino.cc/ww/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11_12&products_id=144>hooked up into an android device via the android
> open accessory development kit<http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/usb/adk.html>
> .
>
> the engine itself is not very big. i would estimate that it's dimensions
> are less than 1.5ft wide, 2ft long, and 3ft tall. it weighs less than
> 150lbs. i would get an engine stand with wheels for it so that it can be
> easily rotated and moved. i would not run it in the building itself, only
> clean it, rebuild it, and eventually mount sensors on it. there would be no
> gasoline or oil, except for what little is left inside the engine after
> draining it. the only chemicals, if any, that i would bring would things
> like: cleaners, degreasers, lube, loctite, wd40, and grease.
>
> a little about me: i'm in my mid twenties. i was born in san diego, and
> just moved to berkeley this past august. i work for the lawrence berkeley
> lab <http://www.lbl.gov/>, studied security studies as an undergrad, and
> hold an ms in gis<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_information_science>.
> i've mostly worked in biology for the past several years doing gis and
> bioinformatics <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioinformatics>, up until
> recently, for a marine biology lab in san diego.
>
> as far as my background goes, i have experience in:
> - cars and motorcycles
> - soldering
> - basic circuitry
> - programming
> - databases
> - gis
> - bioinformatics
> - computers
>
> thanks for your time, and i hope to hear back from you soon. take care.
>
> --
> You can't teach a hammer to love nails.
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