Jakob in China: Water Pump Testing

Shenzhen, 18th July 2018 – With today’s afternoon, SolarWorX has a new teststand for submersible pumps. In order to not only disassemble and check all the inner components for quality, but as well run some kind of real-live test, I installed two of them directly in front of my window, so I can watch them…

Business as usual

The last two days were not very exciting. Monday I needed to clearify a lot about the light production, as there were some misunderstandings about holding me in the loop during mold production. The advantage: they were fast, the mold is already in hardening and erosion process. The disadvantage: one day of fear, that they…

Weekend

The week is almost over. What has been done so far: Panels have been reordered some small samples like phone-charging kits and keypads have been ordered and tested test ob submersible pumps is ongoing and not in smoke yet, though the water is getting pretty warm during the day Building two more samples of and…

SD-Cards and Bats

Normally I would not expect to find any connection between bats and sd-cards. But after almost two days banging my head on the trickiness of ordering the proper sd-cards, I took my bicycle for some sport in the nearby park in the middle of the night. The SD-Cards were still cruising in my head while…

Dinner

I took the chance of the good weather today during dinnertime, to take a photo of our nice pump test-stand from the outside – we should rather call it a test-hang. And don’t worry, the hen is not going to be dinnered, but is also going for dinner. I think she survived the most dangerous…

Test of submersible pumps

With today’s afternoon, SolarWorX has a new teststand for submersible pumps. In order to not only disassemble and check all the inner components for quality, but as well run some kind of real-live test, I installed two of them directly in front of my window, so I can watch them burning in – what they…

Sunday in China

Today I tried to have a little time off from work, which is not easy here in china. Together with a colleague we went to the seaside, which for chinese circumstances was surprisingly little crowded. I tried to enjoy to swim in the sea ignoring the perfect view to the local nuclear power base. I…

Jakob in China: The Mold

Shenzhen, 15th June 2018 – A few days ago our production partner made me aware, that in order to use our special eco-material, we have to modify the surface of the mold to make injection traces less visible. I compared some options, but actually the only option really helping against those traces, will be, to…