Projects


Pelican Power Pack v2.0 [Modularized]

posted Jun 25, 2012, 3:20 PM by Wesley Catig

I finally get around to posting this new and improved set-up. My first version combined the everything into one small pelican case. It was severely limited by the now relatively smal 12Ah SLA. I managed to destroy the battery by over charging it with a cheap charger. I planned on redoing it with a deep cycle SLA of the same size, but never got around to it.

I picked up a few used items to complete this version 2.0. Though the components were already set up in a similar fashion, I managed to redo it and make it my own. 


The benefits of this set up:
  • Modularity. I can swap things around and make it easier to transport and only carry what I need
  • Bigger capacity batteries, these are two 35Ah SLA's with a combined total of 70Ah compared to the previous 12Ah
  • Better charger, smart charger to carefully charge the batteries
  • Mil-Spec connections, a little difficult to use, but the pros outweigh the cons


Here is the breakdown of the set-up:
  • 3x Pelican 1300's
  • 1x Pelican 1200
  • Power Sonic PSC-124000A 12v SLA charger
  • 12v computer fan
  • 2x 12v 35Ah SLA battery
  • 400w inverter
  • 12v Automobile receptacle w/USB adapter
  • Digital voltmeter
  • Miscellaneous Mil-Spec connections
  • Fuses

And now for the pictures, they pretty much speak for themselves.

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Perceived Flashlight Brightness Article

posted Feb 27, 2012, 4:05 PM by Wesley Catig

I wrote this for a class last quarter and converted it into a technical article. You have to be a member to see it, but hopefully some of you are.

  



Moleskine Mod: Pen Holder

posted Feb 19, 2012, 5:21 PM by Wesley Catig


I know I am not the first, but I thought that I would share what I did. I used the plastic from a DVD case, a lighter to form it, and a glue gun to set everything in place. You can also see the slightly modified bookmark. I hated how it flapped around, so I slipped on some shrink tube, tied a knot, trimmed the excess, and voila!

And of course it’s not complete without a WESBC sticker on it!






Pelican EDC Edition

posted Jan 30, 2012, 9:42 AM by Wesley Catig

Pelican 1170 + 2x Cocoon Grid-it CPG5's. My take on the EDC "bag".


I got my inspiration from DArtagnan's post. Thinking about taking out the items that I still normally pocket carry (most of the bottom portion) and throwing in a small bag/organizer for stuff I don't need that often. Note that I don't carry this everywhere, but it is with me or near me when I go out. Since I practically have everything in my car this is a way for me to keep track of my EDC items that I chose not to put in my pockets that day. It's mostly if I'm going out in a friends car or in a car that's not my own, more of a small EDC car "bag".

Why a Pelican over a bag (which I still may do in the future)? Simple, I love Pelican cases (in case you couldn't tell). I already had this 1170 for my SF 9P+A19+KT2 Turbohead+HO-M4A but I always though it was the perfect size for EDC use. Plus I'm not too sold on gear slingers and I think backpacks are too big for my intended use. I'm going to play around with it for the next few weeks until I get happy with the set up.

Contents:

Top:
Sharpie dual tip
SAK Spartan (just got it)
4 CR123's
Headphones
Hand Sanitizer

Carabiner with fauxton
Vick's inhaler (feels good mannn)
Aquaphor (I hate stick style lip balms as it makes me feel like I'm putting on lipstick -_- plus this stuff is good and lasts way longer)
Spy capsule with 4 extra strength Tylenol
Gorilla tape (not sure how much I just rolled it till I thought it was too big)
Small spray bottle of cologne
Pen and Pencil
3x spare phone batteries (they were $3 shipped off amazon! easier than bringing a charger and worrying about a finding a plug)

Top Inside Zippered back:
Band aids
Alcohol Wipes
Index cards
Fresnel Lens
Ziploc bags (quarts)

Bottom:
E2DL
E1DL
Seiko SKX007
BM Ritter Grip with Wilkins G10 grips
SAK Spirit S
Zippo with Thunderbird butane insert
Keys- USB, SAK Classic
Flipside 2x Wallet
Palm Pixi Plus w/ touchstone back
Fisher Space pen Cap-O-Matic
Oakley Frogskins


***Note: This is an old set up from a year ago. The contents have changed slightly, but the general idea remains the same.

Pelican Macboook Case

posted Jan 30, 2012, 9:27 AM by Wesley Catig

Pelican 1470

I've had this set up for a little over a year already. It's been carried with me from off-road trips to studying for finals. It's protected my macbook many times from all impacts that it encountered. A couple months ago the purghe valve popped off and Pelican sent me a replacement free of charge. Another example of their top notch customer service and a warranty.







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Home Grown Wallet

posted Dec 25, 2011, 7:20 PM by Wesley Catig


In Car Food Storage

posted Dec 25, 2011, 7:20 PM by Wesley Catig

I put this little food kit in my FJ because I previously just had a couple packs of ramen and candy in a small pouch.

Home Grown Gear

posted Dec 25, 2011, 7:19 PM by Wesley Catig

I made all these myself including drawing up designs. This was around 5 years ago when I was really getting into the gear aspect of airsoft. First attempt at an Admin pouch using material from another pouch. 

** Embarrassed of the reason (I know) but proud of the gear I made. **

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 Shoulder pads for my Eagle PC Photobucket 

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Hydration carrier for a 2L Source bladder Photobucket Photobucket 


 "Rolly Polly"
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 Thinner "Shingle" pockets 
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 Molle belt
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2010 SoCal FJ Cruiser Meet "Fly"-er

posted Dec 25, 2011, 7:15 PM by Wesley Catig

Made this flyer for the last SoCal FJ Cruiser Meet and Greet in SD.


Past Cordage Products

posted Dec 25, 2011, 7:14 PM by Wesley Catig

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