Category Archives: DEVC sub-committee

December 2018 Meeting: Holiday Party

Saturday December 8th 2018
1:00pm – 3:00pm
281 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, 80234 (map)
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The December meeting will be at Cinzzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant for the annual DEVC holiday party. The event will be held on Saturday the 8th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at 281 W 104th Avenue in Northglenn. This is an enormous buffet during the last two hours of their Saturday Weekend Brunch and you can check out their Menu at: http://www.cinzzettis.com/colorado/foodmenu/ Coffee, tea or soft drinks are included; espresso or alcoholic beverages are extra. It would be most helpful if you would arrive between 12:15 and 12:45 so we can get everyone checked in beforehand. Members with annual dues current, get in for FREE. If your dues are not current, or you are not yet a member and would like to join us, dues will be collected at the door (Regular $20, or Sponsor $50). All guests of members will be $10 each. So we can give Cinzzetti’s a heads up on the number attending, please RSVP to David at jdmc44@comcast.net by December 6th with the number of guests attending with you.

We extend a special invitation to all members of the Denver Tesla Club and the Colorado Springs EV Club to join us.

Make sure you attend, you’ll be glad you did!

October 2018 Meeting: Wireless charging

Jefferson County Library
10200 West 20th Avenue in Lakewood (map)
Saturday October 20th 12:30pm – 2:30pm

The October DEVC meeting will be on Saturday the 20th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM in the Lakewood Meeting Room at the Jeffco Library at 10200 West 20th Avenue in Lakewood. In addition to highlights on the CEVC Wireless Charging Subcommittee meeting at NREL (see the DEVC October 2018 Newsletter page 5), we will cover some interesting data collected by our past President, Tim Haas on EMF (Electro-Magnetic Field) Radiation in a few electric vehicle.

Other items for discussion are future DEVC meetings, needed participation at special events, opening for a DEVC Board Member, next year’s NDEW events and any other items brought up at the meeting.

January Meeting: DEVC Business

Saturday January 20th, 2018
10AM-Noon
5660 Logan St, Denver, CO 80216 (map)
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Our January meeting will be Saturday the 20th at IBEW 68 in Denver. This will be a business meeting for the annual election of officers for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. We will also confirm additional DEVC Board Member appointees for Webmaster, Newsletter Editor and Committee Chairpersons. Current committees are: EVSE Charging, EV Conversion, Education Outreach and Facebook. Changes to the By-Laws will also be approved. The meeting will then be open for input from the members and visitors on the upcoming 2018 DEVC meetings, events and activities. If you would like to run for any office, be considered for any appointed position, or provide written input, please email David at jdmc44@comcast.net

Horizons K-8 EV Club Fundraiser

For the past 2 years, DEVC members Dave Pence and Derek Barger have been working with Horizons K-8 Charter School in Boulder, Colorado to teach a small group of students how to convert small internal combustion engines on mini-bikes, scooters and trikes into electric-powered vehicles. After two successful years Dave and the DEVC are ready to take it to the next level and need your help. Currently we have a GoFundMe.com fundraiser active to raise the funds required to keep this amazing program running!

This is not a traditional shop class. Our goal is to provide a basic foundation for students in grades 5-8 who are interested in engineering and alternative transportation careers. We need multiple sets of tools and tool boxes, mini-bike frames, tires, handlebars, electric motors, controllers, batteries, wiring and additional materials and supplies to outfit five teams of two students. Each team will have an adult member to support each team while they build their EV mini-bike.

We need your help to raise money to continue our program so that in the future we can include all beginning engineering students….girls, boys, at-risk students, and minority students.

Visit the campaign at: https://www.gofundme.com/HorizonsK8EVClubGirlsInEngineering

January Meeting: DEVC Business

IBEW68 facility, 5660 Logan St, Denver (map)
Saturday January 16th
10AM to 12PM

Our January meeting will be on Saturday the 16th from 10AM to 12PM at the IBEW68 facility, 5660 Logan St, in Denver. This will be a business meeting for the annual election of officers for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. We will also confirm additional DEVC Board Member appointees for Webmaster, Newsletter Editor and Committee Chairpersons.

Current committees are:

  • EVSE Charging
  • EV Conversion
  • Education Outreach
  • Facebook & Social Media

The meeting will then be open for input from the members and visitors on the upcoming 2016 DEVC meetings, events and activities. If you would like to run for any office, be considered for any appointed position, or provide written input, please email David at jdmc44@comcast.net

DEVC Education Outreach

The DEVC Education Outreach Coordinator, Dave, has put together the Horizons EV Club for interested students at Horizons K-8 in Boulder. He is looking for donations for their first conversion project. Attached is a letter and flyer from Dave.

Horizons EV Club Letter and Flyer

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EV Conversion resources

The DEVC is starting to form an electric vehicle conversion sub-committee! The following is from an DEVC email to interested members, and we thought the public would be interested too.

Many of you are probably already aware of these, but here are a couple of good discussion list resources for conversions:

http://www.evdl.org/ (The EV Discussion List was by far the largest and most thorough, internationally focused, discussion on all types of conversions – it’s great for digging into specific topics, but can be a little overwhelming and hard to follow at times – however it’s lost a lot of it’s glory in recent years and it not nearly as active as it used to be)

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/ (similar to the EVDL but more active, more user friendly and arguably the spiritual heir to the EVDL)

http://www.elmoto.net/ (an forum specific to electric motorcycles including both commercially available bikes and conversions)

http://visforvoltage.org/ (a forum specific to smaller conversions like scooters, bicycles skateboards and the like – but there’s very little recent activity, so its probably best used strictly as a research tool)

Also, a great resource for vehicles and parts is: http://www.evtradinpost.com/

Anyone interested in the DEVC or the EV conversion sub-committee should sign up for a membership or email our president Tim Hass for more information.