Tag Archives: DC-motor

Finally: E-Big Jake

Today was the day where we decided, that E-Big Jake was ready for a ride. We checked the tractor with a throttle of 1/3 of what is possible. This resulted in  a child friendly 5km/h speed. We also gave a throttle at 2/3 a try, and we got a speed of about 15 km/h. I […]

E-Big Jake’s First Drive

OK, I received the new motor controller (a 24v23 this time) and I managed to roughly hack the toy tractor together so that it is able to drive on it’s own wheels. Very hackish so far, and improvement is needed, but the tractor easily was able to drive me through my shop (since it is […]

Getting Closer …

Big Jake (the toy tractor) is now almost mutated to “Electric Big Jake”. The build seams fairly stable (tractor was able to carry me), and I managed to put back the top cover on the tractor. In the movie you see “Electric Big Jake” test-driving on a stool (I was only giving about 1-10 Volts to the […]