April's Drive Electric Earth Day moved to Celebrate West Hartford Day on June 1 2019, my Electric Vehicle and I will be there, ask me anything!

Video and photo galleries below, with event details and map. Tomorrow, I'll be heading over to Celebrate West Hartford to talk to anybody who wants to learn about electric vehicle ownership. Having driven over 10,000 miles these first 6 months of ownership, I was a reluctant and frankly a little…

May 31 2019

Tesla's new $35K Model 3 blows Leaf (and Bolt) away in price, range, and safety, so will sub-$40K Model Y Crossover SUV

Tesla's new referral program announced Mar 21 2019. ICE (Internal Combustion Engines) run on gas, and the maximum efficiency of converting that energy to motion is about 25-50%. For EVs (Electric vehicles), it's about 80-90%. So while it's true that your "tank" of electrons may come from…

Mar 3 2019

My 1,000 blog post at TinkerTry IT @ home

You can see them all at: TinkerTry.com/archive Let me confess that articles like "TinkerTry's Fifth Birthday, June 1, 2016 - momentary pause for self-congratulatory backslapping and prognostication" tend to be my least popular of all. That's just as well, since my focus and my joy in…

Feb 28 2019

Charging your Tesla Model 3 at Superchargers on road trips and at home, with details to discuss with your electrician

Tesla's new referral program announced Mar 21 2019. Feb 08 2019 - Update, it appears my Wall Connector with 14-50 Plug has vanished entirely from the Model 3 Charging page after I installed mine and published this article. I'm reaching out to Tesla to find out why, and will update this article if I…

Jan 30 2019

Sneak peek at what's cooking at TinkerTry in 2019

Wondering what's the hopper? Wonder no more, here you go! TinkerTry Studio Stock photo of workbench for now, with plans to share actual photos of my work bench. My dedicated space now includes a 4 foot by 8 foot Global Industrial Maple Butcher Block Workbench that I sanded and stained, adding…

Jan 16 2019

Featured on "Home Gadget Geeks" Episode #385 "Paul Braren with Travel Tech, Ring Stick Up Cams and a New Tesla 3 – HGG385"

This new podcast episode 385 is now available at the averageguy.tv here, where you can also view, listen, and/or subscribe. Here's an excerpt: Paul Braren from https://tinkertry.com and on Twitter at @paulbraren joins this week as we catch up with him and his job with VMware, some travel tech from…

Jan 6 2019

Tesla Model 3 TinkerTry'd (known-good) accessories for long trips, long-term ownership, and all weather

TinkerTry'd Tesla Model 3 known-good interior and exterior accessories close look Here's the TinkerTry'd Amazon Shopping list of the items featured in the video above, or you might like the less cluttered list of the same items in my Amazon Idea List. Tesla's new referral program announced Mar 21…

Jan 5 2019

Tesla Model 3 replacing my 13 year old Honda Civic Hybrid, let's see how that goes. So far, so good!

Tesla's referral program gets you and I 1,000 miles of free Supercharing if used or mentioned when placing your order. At the start of this video this video, Roadshow's Tim Stevens proclaims: What you're looking at is the most anticipated car of all time. With more than a half million pre-orders…

Dec 23 2018

Experiencing the first SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch from 7 miles away, the most powerful rocket to launch since Apollo 17 in 1973!

Falcon Heavy Animation Click the infographic to view it full size at space.com Caption from SpaceX Channel's YouTube Video above: When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons…

Feb 5 2018

Elon Musk's Powerwall, time-shifting the energy from that handy fusion reactor in the sky

I don't generally report news. But I do like to discuss topics IT-related topics that potentially impact our environment. Working in IT, I've seen my share of diesel generators and lead acid battery rooms. I've also weathered week-long power outages at home, spurring me to get a generator. Coupled…

May 4 2015