Magnetofunky Archives: 151-160

Episodes 160 - 151

Magnetofunky No. 159 - Mar 18, 2020,    Duration: 36:14

Episode Transcript

Image: The official sort-of-lockdown notice sent by Mayor Breed today...

"Shelter In Place"

X - Rotersand

Frontcountry, Backcountry, Slackcountry

Image: I found this 5A CC CV DC converter on sale from Hong Kong eBay and ordered two. This will work with 22Ah batteries...    Image: TThe 5A boost buck converters just came in. After wiping down the box it came in, my doorknobs and lock, and keychain, then washing my hands, I opened it up, took the doohickeys out,washed my hands again, then admired the components that have 10A fuses, not 5...

Open Mic Stage: New Cuts...

DEVIL - Then Comes Silence    I Call You - NIGHTCRUSH (from Discovery 2 - unsigned band collection)    She ran so far away that she no longer can be found - Black Tape For A Blue Girl

Closed Until April...

First Gear...

Image: The trunk bag side panels expand into panniers. The velcro straps underneath and in front attaches to the rack, and tie-downs secure the pannier bottoms to the rack frame...    Image: For coffee, I picked the small and lightweight GSI Coffee Rocket, a one-cup pour over unit that doesn't need a filter...

One More Tune:
Tongue Tied - Nubia

Magnetofunky No. 158 - February 29, 2020,    Duration: 40:14

Episode Transcript

Image: Testing the backup 12V 7Ah battery - powers the inverter just fine...

"Long Leap"

In Air, It Seems - Forrest Fang

Three Short Runs

Image: The DC transfer switch added to the board...   

Open Mic Stage: Hard Eclectic...

Rollex - KGizzle   
Human - Die Krupps    Fucks To Give - Boski   
slowdrive - Parker Rose

Super Tuesday Bots Galore...

One Long Run...

Image: Testing the backup 12V 7Ah battery - powers the inverter just fine...    Image: The A battery bank voltage level over five hours...

One More Tune:
I wish you could smile - Stoa (a tribute to Black tape for a blue girl)

Magnetofunky No. 157 - February 14, 2020,    Duration: 00:11

Episode Transcript

Image: The heat sink did actually help reduce the small amount of radiated heat from the component... -


F.U. - Die Krupps

Bike Stuff First

Image: The bike trailer design, a DIY bamboo copy of the Burley Travoy trailer. While I search for bamboo, I can make a pvc mockup. Source: see YouTube and Instructable 'How to Build a Bicycle & Hiking Trailer with Bamboo - BooTec'...    Image: The first two bamboo poles for the trailer - about 1.5

Open Mic Stage: Tough Love For A Tyrant...

Reprobate - The Holy Ghosts    When You're Evil (2020 remaster) - Aurelio Voltaire    We Lose The Night - Then Comes Silence

02/17-Wake Zuck Up at His House on President's Day, SF    02/22-Beyond Contempt - How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide, Book on B, Hayward   

It's Baked In...

Image: Calibrating the second converter...    Image: Current set, and a reminder to get another cheap multimeter...    Image: With the phone charger connected, the current draw is 1.8A...    Image: This is the voltage reading of the two batteries while the ammeter is connected...    Image: The final straight-charge test on Wed. began with the topped off 'A' run battery and a practically flat 'B' charging battery...

One More Tune:
Black Forest - Jarguna - Seetyca

Magnetofunky No. 156 - February 02, 2020,    Duration: 45:11

Episode Transcript

Image: The MTB when I got it in 2016...

"Bug Out Bike"

The Fix Is In - Brian Andrew Marek

West Coast Walkabout

Image: General purpose street/offroad tires. Not putting them on until after I get some riding in...    Image: The rear rack for panniers and a cargo trailer hitch mounted on the end...

Open Mic Stage: Tunes for Angry Chair Dancing...

King Evil - Frailed Sanity    Evil King - 686    Welcome to the Blackout - Die Krupps    Conviction - Velvet Acid Christ

02/02-Cannabis Prisoners' National Fast Day, Within and Beyond the Prison Walls    02/05-Speak-Out Against Another Charter School on Radioactive SF Treasure Island, SF City Hall Rm 400   

Mobile Studio...

Image: The 25W boost buck converters arrived early, so the lab is back up on Monday...   

One More Tune:
Overthrow The People (Edited Version) - Un World Life

Magnetofunky No. 155 - January 20, 2020,    Duration: 34:26

Episode Transcript

Image: Reading the split current through the boost converter; anything over 2 Amps is bad...

"The Baker's Dozen SitRep"

FTP - Bidar Record

Making Mistakes Faster

Image: An intact and a blown 3A fuse...   

Open Mic Stage: Hip Hop Mostly From Iran......

Zirzamin - Mashkook    Lady Medicine - EDRAAK / ادراک    Don't Lose it -  AsEm AK

King Day events on Monday, Anti-War Marches Saturday...

Bucking Horse With No Saddle...

Image: After de-soldering and re-soldering, the 4A boost coverter modules are done and ready for shakedown testing tomorrow morning - the 4A and a 3A fuse in the mini holder...    Image: Half of 3.89A, minus 300mA, is a booster current of 1.645A, more than enough to charge the battery bank...

One More Tune:
Go Shit - The Dutchess

Magnetofunky No. 154 - January 10, 2020,    Duration: 00:28

Episode Transcript

Image: Eliminating the B positive line and sending the boost converter input ground wire to the negative switch allows the charge controller solar input to fully activate...

"The Last Glitch?"

Smoke Rings - Forrest Fang

Damn Three-Way

Open Mic Stage: Hard Tunes for a Hard Week...

It's Gonna Get Loud - TREZ MACHINE    Lights Out - Sonsombre    ScuzzFuzz - Nervous Pulp    Rural California - Guido & His 2nd Cousin

01/12-What Is Socialism & What Good Is It, ICSSMARX, Oakland    01/14-Poetry at The Gallery Cabaret - Effie Day, 2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago    01/15-Oakland Privacy Meeting, Omni Commons, Oakland    01/17-Perils of 5G - WiRED Panel Discussion, north Berkeley

Solar Buck...

Image: With the charge controller solar light on the power loop is unkinked...   

One More Tune:
Dick and Weed - BOCO

Magnetofunky No. 153 - January 03, 2020,    Duration: 31:28

Episode Transcript

Image: Fried diode - a feature of the Lindemann/Friedrich circuit design of the Benitez patent that had to debugged...

"One Long Hump Day"

HUMP DAY (Slypex Trap Remix) -  Slypex

Splitting the Crossover

Image: The mini V-A meters came in days early (with the different wire sets that are common nowadays)...    Image: The power distribution nodes mounted and glued in place...

Open Mic Stage: Hump Tunes...

Hoochie Hump - Mr. Lisp    Drum Hump - The Indigenous Funk Rebellion    Hump Day - James Creel

01/05-UUSF Sunday Forum - The US Needs A Marshall Plan For Central America, U U Center, SF    01/09-Protest at Facebook HQ, Menlo Park    01/11-Reflections on Exile - Opening Reception, Root Division, SF

Combining the Negatives...

Image: By powering the meters separately, the system might tolerate the ammeter shunt and continue charging the batteries normally...    Image: The negative crossovers in a 'combining the negative' layout that resolves the 'splitting the positive' layout at the front end of the circuit...   

One More Tune:
Bar Hump - Emergency Pullout EPO

Magnetofunky No. 152 - December 27 2019,    Duration: 00:05

Episode Transcript

Image: The system with no in-line current meter does charge the 'B' side, but that's not good enough...

"The Next Wall To Climb"

Black Heart - Keritsu

Run-40 Rule

Image: The clip leads updated with 18 gauge wire...   

Open Mic Stage: Fresh J-Rock...

I'm Yours And I'm Hers - SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT (formerly BLUES SISTERS/RESPECT)    Sing it all our days - SECONDLADY    postlude - FLOWER FLOWER

01/01-New Years 2020 Great Highway Polar Plunge World Naked Bike Ride, SF    01/04-Slingshot issue 131 article Deadline and first reading, Long Haul infoshop, Berkeley

Back to Third Base...

Image: The charging battery only went up by 100mV; the volt-amp meter is too much for the system...    Image: The system with no current meter does charge the 'B' side, but so what?......   

One More Tune:

Magnetofunky No. 151 - December 20 2019,    Duration: 43:05

Episode Transcript

Image: The 100W Benitez-8 Self-Charging Power Plant is 5-by-5, here running the 90W laptop on the crackerbox 150W inverter...

"System is 5 by 5"

Carol of the Drum - Sue Hutton and Athan Maroulis

Shakedown Redux

Image: I wasted time by installing a 6 Ohm 50W resistor, thinking to limit the current going into the 2A booster, so I had to replace it with the fuse...   

Open Mic Stage: Underground LA...

The Celestial Diver (III. Traceries) - Forrest Fang    Best Life - Boski (Boco from LA)    Vicious - K Gizzlel    Lovesliescrushing - a tribute to Black tape for a blue girl

[No dates this week, only a short rant...]

Slight Hitch...

Image: The RC low pass filter, which didn't work at all...    Image: A properly sized resistor after the diode with a SPDT switch to send charge to the proper side...   

One More Tune:
Set 'em Rollin' - Minton Reed

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