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

miloh froggytoad at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 02:43:52 UTC 2011

I think there are better tools for the job at a place like the box shop.

Already has people working on engines and the tools and more facilities for
engine work

Or the coworking motorcyle repair shop in the mission. Dont remember the
 On Nov 11, 2011 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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