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

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 12 11:51:09 PST 2011


Yeah, what Liz said.  Please come by and check us out. 
 -----------------------> Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:37:49 -0800
> From: liz at bookmaniac.org
> To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] prospective member has questions regarding possible project
> 
> 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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> >> --
> >> *E. Post / ELSP*
> >>
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