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Colydog
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Real Name: Colin
Location: Newcastle

Hello From Newcastle

Post by Colydog » Sun, 28 Feb 2016, 02:30

Hi From Newcastle.

I'm Fairly new to the EV scene and already hooked. Im looking to get in contact with some locals that can steer me in the right direction about a DIY backyard conversion of something really small and hatchback.

A bit about me. I'm an electrical engineer with a trade background. I'm into modifying cars, RC cars and 3D printers.

Hope someone sees this and can put me in touch with some knowledgeable locals.

Thanks Colydog

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jonescg
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Real Name: Chris Jones
Location: Perth, WA.

Hello From Newcastle

Post by jonescg » Sun, 28 Feb 2016, 02:44

If you haven't already, visit Jon at Catavolt, Jaron at Batrium and Brett from Elmofo - all within a stone's throw of each other in the Hillsborough / Warners Bay area.
AEVA National Secretary, WA branch chair.

Vectrix150V
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Hello From Newcastle

Post by Vectrix150V » Wed, 06 Apr 2016, 18:44

Yep - there is a Newcastle charter of AEVA that was meeting at Catavolt, I've been a bit busy lately with life in general to go...

I'm of a similar background, have 2 Vectrix, and am into CNC laser cutting.

Colydog
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Post by Colydog » Wed, 06 Apr 2016, 18:48

Yer i met up with them a few weeks ago on a Wednesday night. CNC laser cutting you say. you could be a handy guy to know. lol. did you build it yourself or buy one out right?

Vectrix150V
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Post by Vectrix150V » Wed, 06 Apr 2016, 20:33

Bought - its a 40W CO2 with a 300 X 200 bed (roughly A4) that's brilliant for cutting perspex and plywood (and engraving glass/anodized aluminium).

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