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Electrovair III – All Electric Corvair

Posted by Andrew on Jan 26, 2013 in Electric Cars

The Completed Electrovair III

My first commercial project for High Voltage Hot Rods was to create an all electric 1966 Corvair Monza Convertable.  This project was done for Larry Mills, an electrical engineer from Tyco.  He had had a Corvair as a kid, and always wanted a convertible.   A big fan of electric cars, he also wanted one that was electric. Read more…

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High Voltage Hot Rods – Front Page of Palm Beach Post Biz Section

Posted by Andrew on Jan 23, 2013 in Electric Cars

January 13, 2013 Palm Beach Post

 

Thanks to the Susan Salisbury for a great article on High Voltage Hot Rods on the front page of the Sunday Business Section of the Palm Beach Post.

“Andrew McClary, Alex Berry and Brant Cohen, partners in Boca Raton-based High Voltage Hot Rods, which takes classic cars and converts them to performance-based electric cars, are out to educate people about today’s electric car.

The cars they are converting or plan to convert, such as the ‘66 Corvair, the ‘66 Mustang and the ‘57 Thunderbird, provide a nostalgic appeal to car buffs. They use either an old car, or a reproduction of the classic car. It’s also about speed. Many of the vehicles have the ability to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under five seconds.”  Click here to read the whole article

Thanks also to Palm Beach Post staff Photographer Gary Coronado for taking a great photo.

Top – Alex Berry, Left – Brant Cohen, Right – Andrew McClary

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myLogoPhoneCase.com

Posted by Andrew on Aug 5, 2012 in Web Design

 

Putting the finishing touches on a new website for Mark-It-Now, Inc. This really cool website allows you to upload your own artwork to the website and order your very own personalized iPhone case.  It was a new twist on the traditional shopping cart but has come out looking really nice.  Many of the stock iPhone designs on the site are also my artwork.

 
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High Voltage Hot Rods

Posted by Andrew on Jun 29, 2012 in Electric Vehicles

After being involved in the electric car community for the last 3 years, I have decided to take it to the next step.  i have formed a new company with a number of great guys to create cutom high end electric hot rods as well as do a television show around the shop.  The purpose of the show will be to demonstrate that the electric car has come of age and is ready for the world stage.

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New Video About the EVGT-40

Posted by Andrew on May 24, 2012 in Electric Cars, Hobbies


Built by hand in my garage, the EVGT-4 is a great example of what can be accomplished by one man if he puts his mind to it. You don’t have to know all the answers when you start out, but you need to know that you can learn them. You take each piece, one at a time till the whole problem is solved.

 
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Why we make things

Posted by Andrew on May 22, 2012 in Technology

I have been making things all of my life.  Adam’s speech hits very close to home to me.  For me I got this bug to make things from my father who was always helping my brother and I make and fix things.  Legos and Radio Shack electronic kits were always favorite toys in our house.  As a kid we were never very wealthy but we had something that rich kids didn’t have.  We had a dad that could make things.  I learned as a kid that if I wanted something, I didn’t have to go out and buy one, I could make it.  It never mattered if I had the skills or knowledge to actually do it.  I could learn, and I did.
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Battery Monitoring System Interface

Posted by Andrew on May 17, 2012 in Code, Electric Vehicles

The front end for the battery monitoring system is really coming along. The key is creating meaningful real time graphs that allow the user to see what is going on in their battery pack. The most important two voltages are the highest cell and lowest cell because these determine how much juice can be put into your pack and how much can be drawn out.

View of the pack as it is being charged.

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Using Wifi for Automotive Guages in Electric Cars

Posted by Andrew on May 1, 2012 in Electric Vehicles, Hobbies

Working with Charlie Malone from Vintage Voltage, I have been creating a wireless wifi battery monitoring system called EVView™. The system is comprised of a wifi enabled device that hooks up to Charlie’s Battery Management System and displays the status of every cell on any wifi enabled device with a browser. The main design is intended for iPad and Android Pad devices that could be mounted in the car for easy monitoring. Combined with a wifi router and wireless G card the system could also be accessed over the internet for viewing your cars battery status remotely with an iPhone or iPad.

Real Time Data From the EV GT-40's Battery Management System as Seen on an IPad

 
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Interviewed for a story in the Sun Sentinel

Posted by Andrew on Apr 15, 2012 in Hobbies

My work on the electric car has started to get a lot of attention. I was contacted last week by the Sun Sentinel about doing and interview. Doreen Hemlock came out and spent about an hour interviewing me about electric cars and how I built my own. I took her for a ride in the EVGT-40 and she was really impressed. “What a smooth ride,” she said. I also provided her with some other contacts in our Electric Auto Association that she could follow up with. I was surprised and honored to find a photo of my car on the front page of the Sunday edition of the Sun Sentinel this morning.


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Using AJax

Posted by Andrew on Sep 29, 2011 in Code

More and more web pages are used more as applications than just web pages. One of the best ways to do this is with the use of AJAX. Ajax isn’t a programming language but a methodology that uses existing languages such as javaScript and PHP. Using ajax allows the developer to update that web page without actually reloading the whole page. The most well know use of this is on Google where they begin giving you search words as you start to type them.

A good way to get into AJAX is to go through this tutorial on the W3Schools web site. Click here.

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