Bicycle Generator Project | Clean Energy Research and Education

Wind for Schools worked with several teachers who expressed interest in using bicycle generators to teach their students some fundamental concepts of energy and basic mechanical, engineering, and electrical principles. With this project we worked with K-12 and college students to organize hands-on design and construction of bike generators. We then used the bike generators in the classroom for fun demonstrations which increased students’ understanding and awareness of energy topics.

History of the project

In 2010, Jeff Hines, a local Flagstaff teacher who also served as the first WindSenator in Arizona, inspired us to pursue bicycle generators for use in K-12 classrooms. Shortly after, we learned of an NAU student, Matthew Petney, who had built a double-bike generator, which included a battery for energy storage and an inverter and outlet so normal 120-volt devices could be plugged into it. We purchased the system from Matt and shared it with several

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Donate Your Car or Other Vehicle to MPR

When you donate a vehicle to benefit Minnesota Public Radio, you actually turn your car into the news you depend on and the music you love. Everything you hear on MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current is only possible because of supporters like you — your gift makes a difference at MPR.

Donate a vehicle, become a Member

In addition to supporting the programs you love, your vehicle donation will make you a Member of MPR. Your vehicle is towed free of charge, and the donation is eligible for a tax deduction.

Donating your car to MPR is easy!

Donating a car is fast, easy and secure. MPR accepts any vehicle — running or not — including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and more. We work with our public radio colleagues at Car Talk Vehicle Donation Services, to ensure that your donation delivers the highest possible donation to MPR

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Car Accidents – FindLaw

Car accidents can be terrifying experiences. Often, at least some of the people involved are injured, sometimes severely, and the automobiles that crashed are damaged. The legal system can help the parties sort out who is at fault for the accident, and which party needs to pay the doctors’ and mechanics’ bills.

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Automotive – Scientific American

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The Presidential candidates have varying plans to promote electric vehicles and public transportation

November 20, 2019 — Mark K. Matthews and E&E News

If driverless cars are to do more good than harm, cities need to prepare and invest in infrastructure.

November 5, 2019

Lower fuel economy standards and fewer electric vehicles in the state would threaten global climate targets

October 21, 2019 — Maxine Joselow and E&E News

Lowered costs and the availability of renewable energy to produce hydrogen are raising interest in the fuel source

October 18, 2019 — Nathanial Gronewold and E&E News

The Department of Energy is aiming to get ahead of a looming recycling problem from electric car batteries

September 26, 2019 — John Fialka and E&E News

Major technological shifts

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Renting a Car | FTC Consumer Information

Need to rent a car for your vacation or business travels? Comparing prices online can save you a bundle. But make sure you compare the total cost — not just the advertised rate — because fees and options can increase the base price dramatically.

Keep these things in mind as you start your search for a rental car.

Size Matters

The size of the rental car can impact the price you pay. Terms like “compact,” “mid-size,” and “luxury” can vary across rental car companies. To illustrate car sizes, companies usually provide car models or suggest how many passengers the car seats safely.

Shop and Compare

Search across several websites for the type of car you’re interested in renting. To get an idea of the best price you can get, search for rates at individual rental car company websites and price comparison websites.

Money-Saving Deals or Specials

If your travel plans

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Boxer (armoured fighting vehicle) – Wikipedia

Type of Armoured fighting vehicle

Boxer Land 400.jpg

Boxer configured for Australia’s Land 400 Phase 2 for which the type was selected in March 2018

Type Armoured fighting vehicle
Place of origin Germany/United Kingdom/Netherlands (further details in main text)
Service history
In service 2011–present
Used by See Operators
Production history
Designed 1998–2009
Produced 2009–present
No. built 500 as of January 2019[1] Production continues.
Mass 24,000 kg (standard); 36,500 – 38,500 kg (combat)[2]
Length 7.93 m (26 ft 0 in)
Width 2.99 m (9 ft 10 in)
Height 2.37 m (7 ft 9 in) (baseline vehicle)
Crew Varies by role. In APC configuration – 3 + maximum of 8[2]

Armor AMAP composite armour


various, depends on configuration
Engine MTU 8V199 TE20 Diesel rated at EURO 3[3]
530 kW (711 hp) in A0/A1/A2 and 600 kW (805 hp) in A3 (see text for full details)
Power/weight 16.1
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Sprint Cars – adrenalin on wheels!

Sprint Cars are a form a speedway racing that must be seen to be appreciated. Imagine twenty 850hp, V8-powered, open wheel racing cars sliding sideways on dirt, only inches apart at over 100 miles per hour.

The massive wings produce huge amounts of downforce, which allows the cars take corners at unbelievable speeds. The rumbling methanol powered engines shake the ground as they thrill crowds across the globe.

Yes, NASCAR racing is exciting, but how often do you see NASCARs pulling wheel stands? Many of today’s NASCAR stars, such as Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson learnt their skills racing Sprint Cars.

This website is full of information about this unique and exciting form of motorsport. Want to know how the wings work or why one tire looks bigger than the other? You’ll find the answers here, and if you don’t we’ll find it for you!


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Automotive Applications | Automotive Product Lines

Semiconductors form an integral part of modern automobiles. A typical vehicle may have up to 100 electronic control units (ECU’s) embedded in systems which include those governing engine, transmission, active safety, passenger comfort and infotainment.

Diodes Incorporated has created a wide portfolio of automotive-compliant analog, discrete and timing products. These parts are clearly identified by a ‘Q’ at the end of the part number. The advantage of Automotive Diodes’ products is that they offer a wide range of solutions for various automotive applications. Our LIN transceiver and automotive Ethernet solutions enable Advanced Driver Assistance System and Infotainment and Telematics application. Diodes’ devices for body control modules help monitor the vehicle’s battery sensors, and control motor and power to analogous loads in the car.

Our Automotive P-channel and N-channel MOSFETs protect against reverse polarity connection of the battery during vehicle maintenance. They feature simple, low

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Automotive Technician Jobs, Employment |

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$16 – $24 an hour

Easily apply Urgently hiring
  • Time Obligation: * Part time & Full Time Available.
  • Perform inspections, maintenance, and repair on all makes and models of passenger vehicles and light trucks.

Rawcliffes Service Center, Inc.

Hampden, ME 04444

$540 – $840 a week

  • Must have at least 5 years prior experience.
  • Electrical and Diagnostics skills helpful.
  • Simple Retirement Plan with match.

All County Automotive

Tequesta, FL 33469

$25 – $40 an hour

Easily apply Urgently hiring
  • This is a very busy Automotive and Light Truck Repair facility doing business in Jupiter for over 30 years, and with a large customer base seeking a career…

Gil’s Automotive Services

Morgan, GA

$17 – $26 an hour

Automotive repair: 5 years


High school or equivalent

  • Must be proficient in driveability.
  • Diagnose and repair cars and light trucks.
  • Mechanic will be working on Foreign and
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