Author Archives: Alistair Munro

Sandy Builds Tesla Battery Bay

Light Guide

Sandy Builds Tesla Battery Bay

In this episode, Sandy builds a Tesla Battery Tray using Light Guide Systems.  This ingenious setup allows an operator to assemble a complex series of parts with a great amount of ease and precision by giving the operator visual steps on the screen as well as on the parts themselves; shining a light in the shape of the parts and illuminating the places where pieces must be inserted/assembled.

The Light Guide System is the world’s leading software tool for Augmented Reality Manufacturing, enabling even a first-time operator to quickly and painlessly get trained and perform new processes and assemblies.  As you can see in the video, Sandy is assembling the battery tray for the first time, but it takes him no time at all to figure out what he has to do in any particular operation to assemble the parts.

According to their website, Light Guid AR Software Engine enables and provides the following:

  • Install seamlessly onto single workstations or across entire assembly lines.
  • Project visual prompts in the form of text, graphics, animations, pictures, drawings, or videos.
  • Eliminate operator reliance on printed work instructions, computer screens or memory for guidance.
  • Provide operator guidance and confirmation that each step was properly completed.
  • Capture full digital traceability: automatically record cycle production times, defects, and variable part data to drive real-time data, analytics, and reporting.
  • Error-proof operations, even in high mix / high variation environments.
  • Interface across the Enterprise via realtime connectivity to both custom MES environments as well as standard platforms (ie, Siemens Mindssphere, Microsoft Azure, and PTC Thingworx

But don’t take my word for it, watch this fun video and be blown away by the innovative tool:

Sandy Munro Puts Battery Day Doubters In Their Place On E For Electric

E for Electric Battery Day Doubters

Sandy Munro Puts Battery Day Doubters In Their Place On E For Electric

Sandy once again appears on E for Electric to put the Tesla Battery Day doubters and naysayers in their place by going into depth about why the changes proposed by Tesla are groundbreaking and ultimately industry-changing.

Sandy starts off talking about the mega-casting and its importance to the Model Y and next-generation vehicles from Tesla as well as making the battery system an asset to the structural integrity of the cars going forward.

Then we get into the battery itself:  From diameter to chemistry and configuration to going tabless, this battery is going to kick some serious butt!  How is the market going to respond?  How will rival battery manufacturers compete?

To find out what Sandy has to say, watch the episode by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxTH6XRRoFI&ab_channel=EforElectric

 

Munro Does a Tesla 4680 Battery Pack Mockup

Munro Does a Mockup of the Tesla 4680 Battery Pack

Munro Does a Tesla 4680 Battery Pack Mockup

In today’s Thanksgiving episode of Munro Live, Sandy and the team have put together a life-size mockup of the newly announced 4680 Tesla Battery pack.

Sandy starts off explaining some battery basics and then dives into why we think the battery system is laid out the way that it is.  No spoilers here, you have to watch the video.  Click below to watch:

Sandy Unboxes the iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro unboxing Sandy Munro

Sandy Unboxes the iPhone 12 Pro

This episode of Munro Live takes a turn for the different where Sandy does a live unboxing video of the iPhone 12 Pro.  As a sort of follow up to the video we did on Apple now distributing their iPhone without an AC adapter Sandy is looking to see where else they may have improved on when it comes to boxing and some shipping surprises that Sandy uncovers.

For the full episode, click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzdkLFayCCU&ab_channel=MunroLive

The Bricklin Stories – Malcolm Bricklin Interview Part 2

Malcolm Bricklin Stories of Subaru Yugo Bricklin

The Bricklin Stories – Malcolm Bricklin Interview Part 2

In this next episode of Munro Live, Sandy walks down memory lane with Malcolm Bricklin talking about how he brought certain cars into the US market including the Subaru 360… and the Yugo.

But most interesting of all, you will hear the full story of the Bricklin SV-1.

To watch the full episode, click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf29GgSBm0g&ab_channel=MunroLive

The Bricklin 3EV – Malcolm Bricklin Interview Part 1

Sandy Munro and Malcom Bricklin Part 1

The Bricklin 3EV – Malcolm Bricklin Interview Part 1

Sandy Munro and Malcolm Bricklin go head to head and talk about the upcoming Visionary Vehicles product the Bricklin 3EV.

Malcolm talks about how he went from a car design, distilled it down to a bicycle, and then came back up to a three-wheeler.  This includes getting Dan Panoz to design a car that is esthetically beautiful like a Lamborghini yet safe and affordable.

From Visionary Vehicles business model, to safety, and production information – including that the car will be assembled by veterans, this is an episode that you do not want to miss.  Click here to watch the full video:

 

 

Sandy Goes On E For Electric to Talk About Hummer EV in Depth

E For Electric E-Hummer with Sandy Munro

Sandy Goes On E For Electric to Talk About Hummer EV in Depth

Once again, Sandy goes on E for Electric with Alex Guberman to talk in-depth about the upcoming Hummer EV which had a prototype revealed recently in the news.  Judging from the response that we got from our viewers on Munro Live and our social media, this is a sort of controversial automobile.

Enthusiasts of I.C.E. cars think this is a great way to transition an iconic brand into the EV realm, breathing new life into it.  Some were even arguing earlier that this vehicle is going to be vaporware and never materialize, but GM has recently announced that it is definitely going into production starting in the fall of 2021 and moreover they have completely sold out all of their reservations!

In this interview, Sandy will explain what GM will have to go through to get this vehicle production ready so quickly and some of the struggles that await them, but mark Sandy’s word, he thinks that the timeline is more manageable than some think because at the end of the day, many aspects of this vehicle, GM knows how to manufacture and that the main hurdles will just be battery and electric motor related.

For the full video click here:  https://youtu.be/7toeUaKDQEo

Also, don’t forget to subscribe, we are nearing the all mighty 100K subscriber mark and we are giving away lots of great prizes, just check out this video to see what you could win!  https://youtu.be/7Gcw5sagBl0?t=46

What’s Sandy Throwing Off the Roof and Why?

Sandy Munro Grill Dogs

What’s Sandy Throwing Off the Roof and Why?

“All right ramblers, let’s get ramblin!”  In this episode of Munro Live, Sandy starts things off with a crash and a bang by throwing things off the roof… “What did you say?”, yes that’s right – in this fun take off of Reservoir Dogs put together by Munro’s own Tylor Schlink, Sandy is throwing a customer’s products off the 30 foot roof of Munro & Associates.

Is Sandy “Mr. Green”, a heretofore unmentioned character in Quintin Tarantino’s classic?  Chicken Little is the sky falling? No.  But there is an interesting reason for this… you will have to watch the video to find out!

Click here to watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZTfZTedEhI&ab_channel=MunroLive

Also, unlike “Mr. Pink”, Sandy always tips and is still encouraging you to do the same to your cashiers for all their hard work during the pandemic.

Design News Covers Munro’s Upcoming Presentation at The Battery Show

Design News Octovalve Battery Show

Design News Covers Munro’s Upcoming Presentation at The Battery Show

Design News recently interviewed Munro’s own Cory Steuben on his upcoming presentation at the Battery Show and EV Tech Expo Digital Days virtual conference on the infamous Octovalve.

Cory will dive into one of Tesla’s new secret weapon – the Octovalve which Cory describes as, “The world’s best EV thermal management system.”  Cory’s presentation will be Thursday, Nov. 12 at 11:15 am. Follow the link above to sign up for the Battery Show and EV Tech virtual conference and read the full article by Design News here:  https://www.designnews.com/automotive-engineering/secrets-tesla-model-y-octovalve

Rivian vs. Hummer EV Results Plus Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway

Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway

Rivian vs. Hummer EV Results Plus Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway!

Well, the votes are in and it is a clear winner.  When announced in the last video that we wanted your input on which vehicle to pick next for Munro to analyze/study next, the hands-down winner was Rivian.  With Rivian being the vehicle of most interest to our group of followers we are in the plans of how we will make a series on this going forward.

But now onto the real topic of the day…  Munro’s 100,000 subscribers give away extravaganza!

From calipers to hood shields, scripts to a high-top table made from a tire and wheel, many Tesla car parts will be up for grabs in this race to 100,000 subscribers.  Over 70 items will be up for award to the next 7000 or so subscribers that we need to reach 100K subs.  We are still unsure how we are picking people but that will probably be announced in the next video.  Don’t miss out on your chance to win one of these unique items – subscribe now!

Click here to watch the video for more information and to (hopefully) subscribe to Munro Live!