Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2018: Attention! Place all UPS 3 Day orders by 11am ET Thursday 12/13/2018
0

Tesla battery swap in 90 seconds (video)

Tesla battery swap (video) –

Tesla teased electric motorheads earlier this week by announcing an event that would show off its curious battery swapping system, and it wound up being even more impressive than most of us imagined. Long story short, Tesla can swap a Model S’s battery in just 90 seconds (that’s less time than it takes to fuel up a regular car), and you won’t even have to get out of your seat to do it.

“We designed Model S from the beginning to be capable of swapping out the battery pack faster than you can fill a gas tank,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the company’s Hawthorne design studio earlier this evening.


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 9,200+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Japanese word working and more in December’s issue of HackSpace magazine!

Wearables — Solder-less magic

Electronics — = != ==.

Biohacking — Finding Bliss with Anandamide

Python for Microcontrollers — sysfs is dead! long live libgpiod! libgpiod for linux & Python running hardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python @Adafruit #Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



2 Comments

  1. This is exactly what has been missing/needed to get electric cars going. Being able to swap batteries in a short time – manually or this is even better. Pull into the travel center, push a button, and less than 2 minutes later, drive off. Or maybe “parking spots” so you can stop, run in and get your coffee or snack, and leave with a fully charged battery.

  2. Awesome!! Tesla is such an awesome company. They’ve already changed the car industry, because as a result of the roadster, lots of other car companies launched EV programs. The Nissan Leaf, GM’s Volt/Ampera and some other cars as a result of that.

    I think every supercharging station might have one of those switching stations. At least, that seems like the way to roll 🙂

    There’s an HD version of the video too, maybe switch?!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlaQuKk9bFg

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.