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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid Battery Pack Disassembly

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Well one thing has lead to another again.  I started working on my 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid battery pack again, took it apart.  It was actually pretty easy, but I needed Safety Equipment so I bought some Rubber gloves rated for 5000 Volts AC which work to like 1000 volts DC, I got the leather gloves that protect the rubber ones too so the rubber would not tear.  So not I disassembled the original battery pack that was in my car (the one in the car is from the Junkyard and is dying too). Don't Try this at home, you may kill yourself. I did try this because I am stupid. Here are the steps I took to break it down: 1.  Get battery pack setup somewhere safe. I got this Little Work Table from Costco 2.  Have someone around with a big stick to push you off if you get shocked.  DC will cause you to tighten your grip and will continue to fry you until the short (you) is stopped. 3.  Take note of where are the wires are on top The Top of the Pack Start Taking it Apa

Beach Bot v 0.0.1 The Alpha Build

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I am a tinkerer by genetics.  My Grandpa owns a TV and Radio repair shop and he still works 3 days a week at 95 years old.  I have been tinkering my whole life, with computers at first, then cars as a hobby, and my career moved to Information Security.  I have always been interested in robotics, so Now I have a purpose, and maybe I could combine my love of all three at one time!  Being that it's the middle of winter, all I can think of is the Beach, so I guess it's time to start the BeachBot build out. Some Years ago we moved to a home with a lake in our subdivision.  I soon found out that lugging all of our gear to the beach was an exercise in futility.  There is always too much, and the kids barely help out.  So I got stuck loaded the Jeep, Unloading the Jeep, carrying the gear down the hill to the beach, back up the hill and back to the house to unload and put all of it up.  It's a pain in the butt, and the trip home is always worse after a few adult beverages. So