Powering my DIY electric Mini Cooper on a budget

Makina dhe automjete

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  • sheridan thompson
    sheridan thompson13 orë më parë

    The robert redford cameo was awesome

  • George Baskharon
    George BaskharonDitë më parë

    Linus Tech Tips should learn from this guy how to present ads

  • KURNTECH Douglas
    KURNTECH Douglas13 ditë më parë

    aint the open wire is one of the pot wire

  • Tony Dickerson
    Tony Dickerson24 ditë më parë

    Why are you keeping the 12v battery when you have the dc/dc converter, just run your light etc through the converter

  • Manuel Veliz
    Manuel VelizMuaj më parë

    "New white dad in no time" lol. You are hilarious man!

  • neil stern
    neil sternMuaj më parë

    It was like running on empty, and you swerve left and right to get gas to the carb and limp to the station.

  • Jovan Lowe
    Jovan LoweMuaj më parë

    My new favorite channel. I have a ton of catching up to do. Thanx alot!!!

  • Thomas Alexander
    Thomas AlexanderMuaj më parë


  • armando patane
    armando pataneMuaj më parë

    Looks phenomenal

  • Lewis Moten
    Lewis MotenMuaj më parë

    You sound like you are going through the same steps I had been going through to modernize an old EV. I had no clue what I was doing, but I prevailed.

  • Shreyam Taneja
    Shreyam TanejaMuaj më parë

    why not use the space cleared by the fuel tank for the batteries?

  • MOE Productions!
    MOE Productions!Muaj më parë

    Use a mix of lead cell and capacitive batteries. This would give you the benefit of using solar sells.

  • Aaron Walcott
    Aaron Walcott2 muaj më parë

    With my SEED COACH!!! Hahahahahahah

  • Rich Hines
    Rich Hines2 muaj më parë

    Dawg😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 the intro that ties into the ad is epic

  • Jon S
    Jon S2 muaj më parë

    Thanks for the Surfshark Super Bowl ad!

  • FoolioBeardy
    FoolioBeardy2 muaj më parë

    Anyone else shit their pants a bit when that measuring tape got unrolled across the battery posts?

  • Faisal Azhar
    Faisal Azhar2 muaj më parë

    Why not put 1 battery in the front and one in the back ?

  • Faisal Azhar
    Faisal Azhar2 muaj më parë

    I like the content of your videos but I would suggest improving the camera work.

  • Samuel Orozco
    Samuel Orozco2 muaj më parë

    Rich, damn it, just do stand-up already. I know absolutely nothing about building cars (and probably will never venture out to try) but your videos are highly entertaining and super interesting. I can watch your channel for HOURS.

  • Chilling Man
    Chilling Man2 muaj më parë

    Im hooked on learning ,,this gye makes it a laugh n joke ,,,🤔🤯💯😂

  • edgar gamez
    edgar gamez2 muaj më parë

    L😂 DUUUMMMBBB !! Hahaha 🤣 your funny dude h

  • kim hafslag
    kim hafslag2 muaj më parë

    I laughed so much of the promo that I started cry :,-)

  • Phriqhi Kreuer
    Phriqhi Kreuer3 muaj më parë

    I have literally subscribed because of your ad... well done Sir

  • CruddyBeast 779
    CruddyBeast 7793 muaj më parë

    Was this intro supposed to be funny?? 😳

  • Florencio Vela
    Florencio Vela3 muaj më parë

    i've ordered the tri motor cybertruck fsd & plan to buy the S dual motor as well..i have plenty of solar to charge them both & a backup battery system as well..long time invested in TSLA

  • Alen Abraham
    Alen Abraham3 muaj më parë

    I Love your builds, but your content is less build more jokes and some random shit. Would be really appreciated if you just stick on to the build part.

  • Simon Ernstedt
    Simon Ernstedt3 muaj më parë

    If you made the ads on TV i would probably watch that rather then the shit i should be watching! Keep up the superb work.

  • Paul Vegeta
    Paul Vegeta3 muaj më parë

    One of the best ALthers ever. From Canada 🇨🇦

  • Ryan
    Ryan3 muaj më parë

    Slick just slick. Thumbs up

  • Lance Patton
    Lance Patton3 muaj më parë

    Are you getting a cyber truck?

  • tim wegman
    tim wegman3 muaj më parë

    So are you serious about the sperm donor stuff lol

  • tim wegman
    tim wegman3 muaj më parë

    So far this is one f my favorite builds of your. You are doing a much more professional looking job than the roadster.

  • Sifa Wangia
    Sifa Wangia3 muaj më parë

    they're gonna have to start giving out oscar awards for the commitment and creativity these youtubers are giving to their ads😂😂

  • Mark Rogers
    Mark Rogers3 muaj më parë

    At 23:15 you are showing your electrical connections to the controller, and I see that the polarity is reversed. What's the reason for this? Red to Black, and Black to Red, could cause you all kinds of grief later!

  • nick
    nick3 muaj më parë

    wtf was that intro

  • Michael Millar
    Michael Millar3 muaj më parë

    Wow Stevens mullet is amazing he should be king of the mullet people and is Leenda around. I joke but I love your vids bro there great you'll have a million Subs and no time and I should know I have 46 lol keep it up bub

  • spartan 246
    spartan 2463 muaj më parë

    I hit like after the first three minutes!!!

  • Alphonso Smith
    Alphonso Smith3 muaj më parë

    I know you got friends and family first thing that I was thinking about don't change keep doing what you doing and your videos are quality again keep up the good work.

  • John Jory
    John Jory3 muaj më parë

    just getting around to watching this one the day before Christmas 2020. The Intro promo for SurfShark got the like even before watching all the techy stuff.

  • Thom kouwen
    Thom kouwen3 muaj më parë

    Why don't we have cheap batteries like that in Europe😢

  • noisynerdman
    noisynerdman3 muaj më parë

    Linus Tech Tips can't top that transition.

  • Dan and Yong
    Dan and Yong3 muaj më parë

    Conduit will definitely chaffe too!, must use a rubber grommet in the jagged holes first

  • kwiebusch
    kwiebusch3 muaj më parë

    When advertising becomes fun.

  • dozerblade
    dozerblade3 muaj më parë

    One Day you will look back at this video and the size of the batteries and you will LAUGH SO HARD !

    VIPER PATHAK3 muaj më parë

    OMG... All that for SmurfShark He deserves Sub man

  • Arjun Dhwoj Bamjan
    Arjun Dhwoj Bamjan4 muaj më parë

    Is this a Dailysoap???

  • BoostedNaSpyder
    BoostedNaSpyder4 muaj më parë

    A new white dad? What kind of fucked up shit is that?

  • Daniel Carter
    Daniel Carter4 muaj më parë

    New white dad is an awesome line

  • Rich Murphy
    Rich Murphy4 muaj më parë

    I had no idea casey affleck knows about electric vehicles.. real nice of him to hold the camera for you too.

  • OnEfoRAll
    OnEfoRAll4 muaj më parë

    This is absolutely amazing!! Where can you get this kind of content!!! EPIC!!! GEEEZZZ!!!

  • jtj1331
    jtj13314 muaj më parë

    What about Motorcycle AGM 12volt batteries? They’re small and pretty good?

  • Barbie Roberts
    Barbie Roberts4 muaj më parë

    A crummy commercial!

  • Christopher Hamilton
    Christopher Hamilton4 muaj më parë

    Wow that intro to surf shark 😂😂😂

  • Brooke Gravitt
    Brooke Gravitt4 muaj më parë

    Rich that was the greatest into/segue ever. Also subtle flex on the articles, I hope you had some haters in titters. Cheers!

  • immrnoidall
    immrnoidall4 muaj më parë

    hope that battery pack don't come loose and hit you in the back of the head. on the other hand, umm, wheelies?

  • Jay Den
    Jay Den4 muaj më parë

    My 13 model 3 has been siting for 3 years wrecked is battery toast?

  • TD Conversions.com
    TD Conversions.com4 muaj më parë

    I really hope your not going to stack the second battery up that high. Better to sink the lower one into the floor of the trunk. If the car ever hit something at say 60 mph the forces trying to keep that battery moving forward (into the back of your head) are immense. I always prefer to have no more than 50% of the battery above the floor of the car so in an accident it stays put. Another option is to move the second pack out under the hood. Also helps with weight balance.

  • Hue Mungus
    Hue Mungus4 muaj më parë

    I wish I had a new white dad

  • Svajunas Slavickas
    Svajunas Slavickas4 muaj më parë

    3 first min of this video bullshiting :D

  • Rah Min
    Rah Min4 muaj më parë

    Tim Dillon and Rich should win an award for their commercials. Ridge Wallet Yummmm

  • Nick Whittredge
    Nick Whittredge4 muaj më parë

    Bro. Get the new aluminium cased LiFePO4 cells from AliExpress. $40 for a 90ah 3.2v cell.

  • Mark Plunkett
    Mark Plunkett4 muaj më parë

    haha i love the intro haha so funny love the sense of humor lol

  • Joshua Pritt
    Joshua Pritt4 muaj më parë

    Did you install that J plug inlet sideways!?!?!

  • Tristan N
    Tristan N4 muaj më parë

    25:29 Pot wires lol

  • BlueRAVIN
    BlueRAVIN4 muaj më parë

    POT MAY NEED A CERTAIN Impedance So POT terminals are not connected properly!

  • ScotwithoneT
    ScotwithoneT4 muaj më parë

    Is it just me or does Steven's voice not match his looks at all?!

  • TFG177
    TFG1774 muaj më parë

    Im a normal dude, I go to market basket and get my generic cereal like everyone else

  • mess up naill gun face guy
    mess up naill gun face guy4 muaj më parë

    What kind of contactor is that? Dose any one know the spec's? I am trying to buy one rich

  • glen delarosa
    glen delarosa4 muaj më parë

    If the nissan leaf batteries may be your choice are they going to last long enough?ive hward the batteries arent great

  • DJ It Burns When IP
    DJ It Burns When IP4 muaj më parë

    Bro. The built up to a shitty VPN commercial. Roflcopter.

  • Teslaspecter
    Teslaspecter4 muaj më parë

    It sounds like your potentiometer is switched, when you depressed it i heard a click like a microswitch. since it only has two wires, i bet it disconnects the pot while its not being pressed. that should explain that code

  • Teslaspecter
    Teslaspecter4 muaj më parë

    Im starting to think he really does sell his skeet...

  • erNomic
    erNomic4 muaj më parë

    You trigger my gag reflex on the regular. You should wear a US flag suit with a dollar bills tie and run for president. You're a model American by every measure.

  • SquirtlePWN
    SquirtlePWN4 muaj më parë

    Drop a like for that ad

  • minitelrose World of tanks blitz
    minitelrose World of tanks blitz4 muaj më parë

    I upvoted this video only for the introduction to the advertising. I would upvote twice if google let me. Maybe I’ll set up an extra account and come back to do it. About the actual video content’s quality though, I have watched all videos eversince Rich’s first, and I’m not sure yet. It’s doubtful content at best. Especially the humor. Doubtful at best. Be aware.

  • Bryan Clifton
    Bryan Clifton4 muaj më parë

    wow an ad I couldn't skip

  • shawn cell
    shawn cell4 muaj më parë

    was expecting a 3 phase motor and controller, but still fun to watch .

  • Stephen Stanton
    Stephen Stanton4 muaj më parë

    The level of commitment to the writing in this video opener is absolutely amazing.

  • JoMiTo83
    JoMiTo834 muaj më parë

    Rich: I’m on a budget Tesla fan boy: F your budget, put the world’s best battery in D**** Rich: you don’t even own a Tesla because of the cost Tesla fan boy: you hate Tesla for saying that

  • Adrian Chan
    Adrian Chan4 muaj më parë

    Good news, Rich! China is going from the 1 child to the 2 child policy!

  • Wolfstein Gaming
    Wolfstein Gaming4 muaj më parë

    You went full nerd on this it would be quite the good idea if you share your ideas in full engineering detail on a blog and keep the videos simple? Just a suggestion for better documentation!

  • Daniel Gil
    Daniel Gil4 muaj më parë

    Where is the new video man?

  • Abraham Abraham
    Abraham Abraham4 muaj më parë

    Best Segway

  • short vidz
    short vidz4 muaj më parë

    So no video today

  • Name Withheld
    Name Withheld4 muaj më parë

    If ghosts float, but they have no mass... How is Earth's gravity holding them down?

  • conundrum conundrum
    conundrum conundrum4 muaj më parë

    I was going to suggest checking the continuity of your pot wire with a multimeter.

  • Jez32
    Jez324 muaj më parë

    Best VPN ad ever!!!

  • BlackIce504
    BlackIce5044 muaj më parë

    why not make a batt pack where the fuel tank used to be as we;;? well I do remember you saying you wanted one spot.

  • Something's Fishy
    Something's Fishy4 muaj më parë

    Will this be street legal? Don't you have to homologate it or something? I mean it's an ev conversion, here in spain it's impossible, do you guys now any good place for this kind of stuff? Apart from russia.

  • J E
    J E4 muaj më parë

    hey rich thanks for doing what you do for right to repair

  • Lecktroe
    Lecktroe4 muaj më parë

    The only channel were im excited to learn about random EV stuff and watch paid for promotional loot.

  • Matt W
    Matt W4 muaj më parë

    Ahahahahaha the Ad!! Good video and content but.. Surfshark.. omg.. ahhahaahhaa

  • ian evenknowit
    ian evenknowit4 muaj më parë

    You should build a 3d printed life size power wheels

  • trbdann2
    trbdann24 muaj më parë

    2:55 the tabs 😂👏

  • Robert Woz
    Robert Woz4 muaj më parë

    I just subbed. Thanks for doing the coolest work ever. Awesome channel 👊💯

  • Mr.Sandman
    Mr.Sandman4 muaj më parë

    I already got a VPN but i might just buy fatshark cause of that fucking ad. amazing

  • Albert Baaren
    Albert Baaren4 muaj më parë

    you still got prepacked banana's xD? there... lame lol

  • DJ Gains Bond
    DJ Gains Bond4 muaj më parë

    A new white dad in no time 🤣🤣🤣

  • Jordan Bronson

    Jordan Bronson

    4 muaj më parë

    Yea, imagine us with Black Dads right? Poor, broke, left us with our mom, always pimping and selling drugs! LOL

  • Kambomir
    Kambomir4 muaj më parë

    I don't know how much you got, but I don't think surfshark is paying you enough for an add of this quality.

  • Arnold Navarro
    Arnold Navarro4 muaj më parë

    Hey rich what did you do with the 12v battery comparment, was there anyway to put a leaf battery in there or could you add wiring ? or cut it out to save weight?