Tag Archives: etractor

E-Big Jake on hackaday.com

The E-Big Jake hack made it on hackaday.com:

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 […]

Tractor Update

Here is a short update of the e-tractor project. I managed to mount the motor, add a hall sensor based throttle to the motor controller , and, … well … , OK damn! I fried that motor controller :-(. And no, everything was wired correctly, it was just stupidity: When I was testing the throttle with the motor, the controller […]

Schnell!

OK, the MY1016 DC motor arrived, and I couldn’t resist test-driving it :-). Well, it is fast (schnell) though. And, since there where some complaints about that “krokoklemmen” which I used for the small motor yesterday, here a short updated in pictures …

High Power Motor Controller

My son and I are planning to add electric drive to an children’s tractor (which normally is powered by pedaling) . Thus, a high power motor controller is needed (since a 250Watt/24V/14A engine is already ordered). Pololu  offers a range of different high power controllers, and I decided to by the 18v15 (there is also a very well done user guide […]