Friday, April 11, 2008

Mmmm, toast!

I needed a way to discharge the battery pack during my BMS tests, so I headed down to my local K-mapart to pick up a space heater. It's spring here in Califoria, though so there weren't any. I figured a nice Toast-R-Oven uses lots of electricity too, and I can make toast with it later. It's pretty funny to go to the store to find something that uses the most electricity.

One Logger per Child

I got one of the xo laptops from the One Laptop per Child project while they were having their give one get one promotion. It's really a neat device, but I haven't had much time to play with it. It really makes a good datalogger, though. I can hook it up to the battery pack and collect data on charge/discharge cycles while using my grownup laptop for grownup things.