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

Liz Henry liz at bookmaniac.org
Sat Nov 12 11:37:49 PST 2011


You should probably come to Noisebridge and look around and talk with 
people in person -- and see if you can figure out a good spot for the 
engine.  It sounds like a neat project!  Sometimes you can make room by 
working with people to rearrange what's already in a space and doing 
some cleanup.

- Liz


On 11/12/11 11:21 AM, bahador.nosrat wrote:
> 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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