Arduino WVO ECU on a Breadboard!

Arduino WVO ECU on a Breadboard!

Posted by in Arduino, Energy Solutions, Technology, WVO vehicle on 08. Dec, 2011 | 2 Comments

I understand that most people will not find this post too exciting … but I am excited!

I have been working on an ECU (electronic control unit or more simply computer) for the WVO system.  My current operating schematic (ECU_schem) is as shown in this post.

I finally got some of the parts laid out on a breadboard … Read More →

Delica WVO tank

Delica WVO tank

Posted by in WVO vehicle on 02. Dec, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’d thought I would do an introductory post on WVO (waste vegetable oil) conversions generally, but I have been working on the fuel tank recently so I guess I am going to post on that …

The typical automotive diesel engine is not setup to use oil as fuel; if you were to try to run … Read More →

Veggie van financials

Posted by in Earthship, WVO vehicle on 01. Dec, 2011 | 0 Comments

The total cost of the waste veggie oil van, has been accounted for. Mom and I have been collecting receipts for the last month. The spread sheet includes a number of totals in case anybody wanted to know what different parts cost. We have a few more yet to include but when we know we … Read More →

Delica WVO Liftoff!

Delica WVO Liftoff!

Posted by in Arduino, Energy Solutions, Technology, WVO vehicle on 29. Nov, 2011 | 0 Comments

After weeks of work it was pretty anticlimactic … no flames, no loud woosh, no G-force.

On the way into Kamloops this morning (after the engine had warmed up) I flipped the switch labelled WVO (waste vegetable oil) on the dashboard to ‘Oil’ and … nothing happened.  I kept driving down the highway but Sandra and … Read More →

Delica WVO Conversion … what are we doing?

Delica WVO Conversion … what are we doing?

Posted by in Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 27. Nov, 2011 | 0 Comments

I know Sandra has been posting about us converting a Delica van to run on waste vegetable oil (wvo).  Over the next little bit I hope to document what I have been up to and what I will be doing down the road.  Beyond driving the Delica that is …

In some ways I really feel … Read More →

Delica Conversion

Posted by in Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 21. Nov, 2011 | 0 Comments

I see in this blog’s “draft” section, the start of a post from Chris.  I know we have both been feeling the pressure to post about this project in roughly the same way we posted about the Rocket Mass Heater. 

Time has been….at a premium. If it wasn’t enough that we didn’t feel we had enough … Read More →

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