Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
kfield
User Rank
Author
Very cool....but
kfield   10/30/2014 4:33:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Your lawnmower never would have been safe in my hands, or at my hands I'm afraid. When I was a kid my sister and I decided to mow the lawn with this old push mower and we accidentally ran over a flip-flop in the grass, slicing it to smithereens. My mom to this day says "That could have been somebody's foot!"

Robotics Developer
User Rank
Author
Re: Wow - nice story!
Robotics Developer   10/19/2013 9:28:47 PM
NO RATINGS
Well, if you worked both sides equally then that is a good thing but I was wondering if there was any imbalence in the blade the higher speeds would be very hard on the bearings.  It sounds like something I would have liked to do myself given the grass height on a few occations around the house..

j1432
User Rank
Author
Re: Wow - nice story!
j1432   10/19/2013 12:36:47 AM
NO RATINGS
I don't recall doing anything to balance the blade.   Presumably I took about the about same amount off of both sides.   

 

Robotics Developer
User Rank
Author
Wow - nice story!
Robotics Developer   10/17/2013 1:26:36 PM
NO RATINGS
I just love the story of the lawnmower redo!  It reminded me of those folks how race lawn tractors after souping them up (looks like a lot of fun).  I was wondering if you had any issues with the blade balance after sharping it up?  Especially with the higher speeds you were running. Or did your father tell you about balancing the blade (using the typical trick of suspending it on a nail through the center hole)?

 

A friend of my son had a lawn mowing business a few years back (before college) and he earned a LOT of money.  He never even considered going to work for someone else as he had all the customers he could handle and made really good money.  As with your experience, he was very conscientious and worked hard to keep/make customers happy.



Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST

What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27
The LT8602 has two high voltage buck regulators with an ...
05:18
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
01:34
Why the multicopter? It has every thing in it. 58 of ...
Security is important in all parts of the IoT chain, ...
Infineon explains their philosophy and why the multicopter ...
The LTC4282 Hot SwapTM controller allows a board to be ...
This video highlights the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC, and sho...
Homeowners may soon be able to store the energy generated ...
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...
See the Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGA with 32.75G backplane ...
Vincent Ching, applications engineer at Avago Technologies, ...
The LT®6375 is a unity-gain difference amplifier which ...
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LTC®2983 measures a wide variety of temperature sensors ...
The LTC®3886 is a dual PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous ...
The LTC®2348-18 is an 18-bit, low noise 8-channel ...
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...