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I'm currently designing the DIY Electric Car Garage. It's a place where you can "park" your EV and others can view it.

I have a list of the fields I'm going to capture for the EV. Here is the current set:

Name
Make
Model
Year
Batteries
Controller
Motor
A/C
Power Steering
Brake Assist
Range @55mph
Charge Time
Max Power (watts)
Top Speed
Accel Time (0-60 or 1/4mi)
Donor Cost
Conversion Cost
Date Started
Date Finished
Date Added
Date Update
Other Notes
Main Photo
Other Photos


Is there anything I missed?
 

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- with batteries, will there be fields to list how many in series, how many in parallel, and what type they are?

- 'gearbox' section with 'stock transmission' as default, 'none/direct drive' as an option, and a user entry field with 'other:'

-'suspension' section with 'stock' as default and a user entry field with 'other:'

-'other modifications' section so prod owners can brag about graphite bushings, carputer installs, custom switches, etc.

Hope that helps :)
 

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I'm currently designing the DIY Electric Car Garage. It's a place where you can "park" your EV and others can view it.

I have a list of the fields I'm going to capture for the EV. Here is the current set:

Name
Make
Model
Year
Batteries
Controller
Motor
A/C
Power Steering
Brake Assist
Range @55mph
Charge Time
Max Power (watts)
Top Speed
Accel Time (0-60 or 1/4mi)
Donor Cost
Conversion Cost
Date Started
Date Finished
Date Added
Date Update
Other Notes
Main Photo
Other Photos


Is there anything I missed?
I think that list would be fine! Any other information that needed to be added could be put in the "other notes" space . thanks for your hard work ! J.W. :)
 

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Final Weight
Tire specs
Range for city driving or range @ 30 mph. (Ain't no way the Forkenswift would go 55 unless if was going down a mountain that it was towed to the top of)
DC/DC converter
Main pack charger
Battery Monitor (ie PakTraker, Emeter, Link10 etc)
Link to website of vehicle/conversion log

Maybe break batteries down into
Battery Type (Flooded PbA, AGM, Gel, NiCad, NiMH, Lithium whatever)
Battery Pack Voltage
Battery Pack Capacity (and C rating for that capacity)
Battery Model
so there could be advanced searching.
 

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I've got the platform selected and the screens designed. I also have the vbulletin integration down so we can do single sign-on (no need to login again). I'm trying to balance a really nice, easy interface with all of these fields. I'll try to break it down as much as possible while still keeping it simple.

Great feedback so far! Thanks everyone!
 

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Just thought I'd give you guys an update.

I got really excited this weekend and did a ton of work on this. It's looking good and I'm really excited to see it get filled full of EVs. If everything goes well, I could have it available as soon as the end of this weekend. Worst case scenario would have it ready by the 4th of July.

Thanks!
 

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Looking forward to it! There is something like 700 active members now and if even 1/7 of them posted their cars, that would mean oodles of searchable detailed EV conversions!
 

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I added a link in to the build thread of an EV so that when browsing the garage, if you find an EV that's interesting, you can go straight to the progress/discussion thread.

Also I'm going to need a few people that are willing to test this and give me some feedback before we open it up to everyone. This may include a few database resets so those if you who are testing, know that you may have to resubmit your info a few times! It's for the greater good, of course, so I know you'll have no problems with it :)
 

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I added a link in to the build thread of an EV so that when browsing the garage, if you find an EV that's interesting, you can go straight to the progress/discussion thread.

Also I'm going to need a few people that are willing to test this and give me some feedback before we open it up to everyone. This may include a few database resets so those if you who are testing, know that you may have to resubmit your info a few times! It's for the greater good, of course, so I know you'll have no problems with it :)
Sweet. Let me know if I could be a victim. My EV isn't done yet, but I have enough design data and calculations to fill up a lot a things. And I even have pictures.
 

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That's perfect. I've designed it to handle projects in the works as well as completed ones.
 

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I'll guinea pig it for you too with my motorbike :p
 

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i think you should have a section on the front page that shows newly added EV's and recently updated ev's kinda like this site... www.cardomain.com i enjoy knowing who has recently updated, so i can follow some one's project, and see new projects as they are added

i have a profile there for my ev...i post progress when i have any...its been a while since a post because i'm having trouble putting pictures on my computer right now.

but maybe you can grab a few ideas off that site
 

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electric85 - That's definitely coming.

I'm building a little widget that shows the most recent update to the garage.
 

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Just a little update...

I've been hard at work on the garage this past week getting everything together. It's really coming along and I hope to be able to get people testing by the end of this weekend.
 

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Just a little update...

I've been hard at work on the garage this past week getting everything together. It's really coming along and I hope to be able to get people testing by the end of this weekend.
Awesome! I am will be taking better pictures of all my components this weekend for my blog. I realized today that I only had pics of my motor and controller, and nothing on the rest of the EV guts I have collected.
 

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90% done. Just getting the final bits of security and vBulletin integration in.

I think you guys are really going to like it!
 
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