Archive for December, 2012

G’day readers. I hope that you are all having a fantastic day.

I have prepared this short explanation of why it is that people don’t want to drive electric cars, but instead cars powered by conventional over-powered combustion engines.

I will begin by introducing two cars, one is powered by a combustion engine and one by an electric motor. I am sure you can guess which is which using the pictures below.

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I am sure that I do not need to tell you this, but the one on the left is the Nissan LEAF, an all electric car and the one on he right is the Holden HSV E3 Senator, powered by a very large combustion engine.

Now, without saying more, I believe that I have illustrated the real reason for people not driving electric cars. This is of course that ELECTRIC CARS ARE UGLY AND GUTLESS!

For all environmentalists concerned with dangerous carbon emissions, the appearance of electric cars is surely the primary limiting factor in their widespread adoption and the ultimate overturn of fossil-fuel-powered cars.

Down to the specs:

Nissan LEAF vs Holden HSV E3 Senator

Nissan LEAF specs from:

Holden HSV E3 Senator specs from:

From the table above it quickly becomes apparent that the Nissan LEAF and all similar electric cars seem to belong to the stereotype, ugly and gutless. Whereas the world’s understanding of sexy and powerful is a huge car with an oversized engine, a prime example of this is the Holden HSV E3 Senator.

In summary, I hope that one day somebody will be able to develop and build attractive and powerful all-electric cars. A company of interest to me in this field is Tesla Motors. Have a look at their cars by visiting the link below:

The 2013 Model S is of particular interest to me. What do you think?

Who knows, perhaps Ford will make an all-electric version of their new 2012 Evos Hybrid Concept (pictured below).

ford-evos-concept-630 Ford-EVOS-Concept-Car-21

Please do leave a comment, vote on the poll below and let us all know what you think or what you have found regarding attractive electric cars. Surely companies similar to Tesla Motors exist and we would all love to hear about them.


Howdy, to all the members of the Chafflube community out there.

I am glad to introduce my new Environmentalism category, which will house all of my research, findings and ideas regarding the protection of the environment and all who are in it.

If you are a “greeny” as I am then please check in on this category regularly and don’t be shy to leave a comment on any post telling me how you feel about it. In fact, I encourage you to do so!

Have a great day and I look forward to enlightening you in the very near future regarding the positive and negative effects that the modern human lifestyle inflicts on the planet and its ability to sustain us.

Kind regards,

Dillon Chaffey (Chafflube)

G’day to all of the members of the Chafflube community!

I am pleased to inform you all that I have just received an Arduino Mega2560 in the post and intend on publishing some very detailed tutorials, consisting of textual and video material. These tutorials will detail not only basic “Hello World!” and LED flashing programs (or “sketches” in Arduino language”). They will also detail very intricate, specialized projects that are intended to serve as efficient solutions for not so common projects.

The intention to create such specialized projects is to deliver a special service to the members of the Chafflube community, which does not simply imitate the majority of other electronics tutorial websites, who only offer cliche tutorials, but rather allow any electrical engineer to think outside of the box and replicate or modify my designs to benefit the real world.

I hope that you all stay tuned for some great Arduino tutorials and subscribe to my blog for E-mail or RSS updates in the Arduino category.

Together we can alter the world using the almighty $20 chip, the Arduino Mega2560!

Kind regards,

Dillon Chaffey

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

G’day, fellow members of the Chafflube community. I just wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas and a safe and eventful new year. I am glad to have associated with you all this year. Your feedback has been both constructive and abundant. I hope that I will be fortunate enough to learn with you all in 2013 and I intend on improving my dedication to new posts for you all to enjoy.

I have been slack regarding publishing new posts frequently this year, as I have been heavily involved in studying toward earning my Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which I hope to attain by the end of 2015 and then branch of into the ever expanding field of bio-engineering.

Anyway, enough about me. I once again wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Travel safely and don’t be afraid to take your time and get there safely. Don’t forget that it is better to arrive late than to not arrive at all!


Best wishes,

Dillon Chaffey (Chafflube)

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