JuiceBox Pro 40 EV Charger Review

With our recent upgrade to solar, we also wanted to get a Level 2 charger for the house. The same people who installed our solar panels, put in our charger as there is a fair bit of electrical work to do for each.

Before getting the charger I did a ton of research on which had the most bang for the buck. Most chargers start around $600 or so and have a pretty standard feature set. The following were things we considered when looking at chargers:

  • Maximum amperage
  • Wifi and/or app
  • Cord length

After looking over the dozens of options we settled on a JuiceBox Pro 40 from eMotorWerks. It can supply 40 amps of power, has built in wifi and app that allow you to see real-time energy usage, charging state, and a few other features. It also has an option for time of day restrictions so that I could basically turn the charger off when I’m not home. It also has a cord long enough to reach the car if it is parked in the second spot. None of the other chargers I looked at had all of these features.

It’s not a pretty charger by any means, but if I purchased a Nissan Leaf, I’m clearly not super worried about looks.

5 New Things in Camtasia (and 1 disappointment)

My favorite screen capture and editing software Camtasia recently came out with a new version. Needless to say, I got a copy of it instantly and started working with it. After a few hours of use, here are my first impressions:

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3 Point Perspective Drawing

As mentioned with one and two point perspective drawings, perspective drawing can be challenging. The most challenging of all of these is the 3 point perspective drawing. In the video below I walk through the steps to successful create a three point perspective drawing.

A few things to remember about three point perspective drawings:

  • Width lines go back to the left vanishing point
  • Height lines go to the bottom (or top) vanishing point
  • Depth lines go to the right vanishing point

2 Point Perspective Drawing

As with one point perspective drawing, 2 point can be difficult to understand and create. The measurements get even less sure on a two point perspective drawing and, depending on your accuracy, the final view can look very different from the original.

A few things to remember when creating a two point perspective drawing:

  • Width is shown by lines going towards the left vanishing point
  • Height is shown by vertical lines
  • Depth is shown by lines going towards the right vanishing point

1 Point Perspective Drawing

Perspective drawing can be one of the more difficult things to do in drafting. It’s tough because, unlike some other pictorial drawings, you do not have actual measurements to go draw with everything. In perspective drawing, there is some guess work. In the video below, I describe how to create a 1 point perspective drawing.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Width lines are represented by horizontal lines
  • Height lines are vertical lines
  • Depth lines go back to the vanishing point
  • Front view is exactly the same in a 1 point perspective drawing

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