Welcome to DoogieLabs

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I originally started this website and company in early 2009 to consolidate and stop posting my project threads on various forums, which has caused everything to be disorganized or lost. It is now all hosted from my private web server. This site is intended to be an educational and personal reference page for my business, projects and interests. Exploration will uncover hidden treasures as there’s a lot buried in the archives that’s not immediately apparent. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave one, no account is required. If any images are broken, please me know. Welcome to DoogieLabs!

DoogieLabs was created by me, Michael Rick, and has had several employees at times throughout the years, although currently I am the only one. It represents a research and development facility, as well as automotive performance, customization, and technology integration (such as computers and electronics).  What started out as a hobby has allowed me to hone the skills of professionally taking almost any concept to creation. My artistic expression is the culmination of technology and automotive engineering. With the right balance of modern and time proven methods, I can achieve outcomes that jump curves.

Just a few snapshots from posts over the years..


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You can actually join the chat as well. Click here to join our freenode IRC chat channel using your browser. Enter the channel name #doogielabs and your desired nickname and enjoy excellent car, computer, and electronics discussion.
Also enjoy the pop out live stream player here do you dont have to keep the website open to check the live stream: http://goo.gl/XAm4gh

All the latest tidbits:


SUN NVRAM / HostID: Re-programming SUN NVRAM after replacement.

This was originally posted at this address: http://www.squirrel.com/squirrel/sun-nvram-hostid.faq.html I am reposting the following version from my archives so it remains ...
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Time for a new workstation, well… old new

It has been a really long time since I've had a new desktop. Actually, because of the mobile nature of ...
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News and info for August 2017

Howdy! Alright, I must admit that it has been quite a while since I really have posted anything. There has ...
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Cooking some batteries and making skirts

So I put up a sort of How to video on the process I did when I made a skirt ...
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RC Hovercraft night run with roll over crash

This night run was pretty interesting. With unusually high winds it certainly made control a challenge. All in all, it ...
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1st Hovercraft night run and new project page!

So yesterday I did the first string of POV camera tests with the hovercraft. All in all, it went well ...
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Igloo 12V electric cooler arduino modification for the van

At the thrift store I found another one of these 12V Igloo electric coolers. They have a 35W Peltier cooler ...
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Amazing clock made from vacuum tubes, well, televisions actually..

I wish I was the originator of this idea, and am proud to say that I was able to make ...
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This site is educational, this information is intended for use in bettering one’s understanding and collaboration for knowledge. Almost all images are clickable for their higher resolution counterparts. I am 100% self educated and hope the information here helps others educate themselves as well. DoogieLabs will not be held liable for personal injury or damage to property from mis-use of the content on this site. Please use common sense and be conscious of health and safety when doing ANY type of experiment, or fabrication. No account is required for comments, but malicious comments and spam will be with-held.

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  1. Hello Michael,
    I’m a teacher at a high school in Ohio and coach the science olympiad team. Our competition is over for this year but would like to continue working on projects. One that gave us problems was the hovercraft event. We had trouble with providing lift (tried many types of fans) and problems controlling fan speed with a potentiometer (seemed to burn them up). Some of the requirements are fitting into a 20cmx30cmx20cm prism, up to 9V across any to points in any circuits (we used 7.4 V drone batteries), holds up to 2 kg in mass, and can travel approximately 2 meters in a variable amount of time (given at the time of competition). Would love to correspond via email if possible. Thanks

  2. Found your fix on You Tube and, it sent me here…
    DO still offer the fix for the Sway-Bar disconnect?
    If so, can you e-mail me a price?
    Along with what you need from me to get started?
    Thanks Joe.

  3. Hey I’m looking at ordering a circuit board for the electronic disconnect. Do you have any put together? I have a 2005 dodge powerwagon. Would you be willing to offer me the same discount for installation pictures for the powerwagon. I would also spread the word at the power wagon forums for you. I have not heard of any other pw having this done on them yet. Please let me know. Thanks

  4. Looking for the sway bar circuit board. Are these shipping yet. I got the link to here from monkeysmancave.com. Any updates would be awesome. Also seeing about a promo deal if I post up some reviews on jeeps forums.

    • Travis,

      I can order the boards for the next batch this Thursday. If you send me installation pictures so I can create instructions, and provide me with feedback I will give you a discount. If that sounds good let me know.


      • Echoing the question…are the circuit boards shipping, or is there a delay? I believe my stock unit is toast after a “bath.”

        • Phil, I haven’t ordered the boards yet, but all components are here. I don’t have the $200 up front cost to order the boards because bills are tight. If I can get someone to order one I can place an order for the boards, they’ll be here in about a week, and then I can assemble it in an afternoon and ship it to you. Which means I can have it within three weeks – 30 days at the absolute max. Sorry for the belated response, my e-mail notification system isn’t working correctly. You can e-mail me direct – doogielabs@gmail.com

          • Do you have the electronic disconnect boards available? If so, let me know details on how to order. thanks

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