Category Archives: Inspirational People

My latest field trip, remote places in Alaska.

17 years of intensive study of Alternative Power Production has made me a skeptic in so many ways. It’s not that there isn’t good equipment and decent investments, it’s that there are so many people who would sell you the wrong thing … Continue reading

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Jerry Bartlett (Crazy Jerry) top honors in Mileage contest.

If you are a friend of Utterpower, you’ve heard the name Jerry Bartlett more than once. Jerry recently shared with me that he was making good progress in getting a car ready for a high mileage contest and the results … Continue reading

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Forrest Mims, one of my favorite writers.

Here’s a link, lots of fun listening to Forrest talk about the early days. As I once wrote, Forrest is the best technical writer I know, reading his books is like pouring knowledge directly into your brain. He’s changed more lives than … Continue reading

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Muse of the day 10-13: My School Bank Account

  Some of the greatest gifts given to me were given when I was very young. How many remember having their own bank account in the 1950s?  The wisdom of our elders who knew the importance of teaching us about … Continue reading

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44 Mosfets, or I had lunch with an old friend. 6-29-13

I write this late, it’s closing on Sunday morning, today I met up with a long time friend, an EE who entered the work force shortly prior to the Intel 8080A, and perhaps one of the first fun Jobs he … Continue reading

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Utterpower Honors Mick at Metabunk.org

Today I honor Mick at Metabunk.org for writing a great article about small companies that make big claims. I haven’t asked permission to repost here what Mick wrote there, but I do so in hopes you WILL make the time … Continue reading

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Email of the day, Question about Generator Stator Windings

From: Thomas Subject: generator windings in parallel Question: I read the post and still confused. You rewire the head or the receptacles on a generator. proquest thesis search My wiring is just like the Coleman schematic. Why can’t I rewire … Continue reading

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Email of the day March 12, 2013, Pay for a Guess?

        Subject: power tech diesel – RV from: Angela P.  Message Body: My boyfriend is first time owner of a 99 Dutch Star RV. We’ve read owner’s manual together, trying to figure everything out, but not much … Continue reading

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