Electric Vehicle/Robot Sound Synthesiser

EV Synthesiser arrangement in project box.
EV Synthesiser arrangement in project box.

Introduction

A potential issue for electric vehicles and robotics in general is that they move relatively silently. This can pose safety issues when the vehicle/robot is in close proximity with people.

As an aside to my main UAV research project, the synthesiser explores how sounds can be created that relate to the movement of an electric vehicle or robot.

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Zero ZF9 Maintenance – incorrect ‘Charger connected’ warning

Bike: Zero S ZF9 electric motorcycle
Owned for: 4 weeks
Mileage: 2083

I wash my Zero using a watering can (triple wax) and brush first of all, followed by an application of wax on the fibreglass.

Today I started the bike after the wash phase, only to find that the motor would not engage and the warning light was flashing the 1-2 pattern, meaning (according to the manual) that the charger was still connected.  Only it wasn’t of course.

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