With more high school pre-engineering and shop classes involved in electric vehicle design and construction challenges such as electrathon racing, which is restricted to a single seat and 24 volt power and closed course competition, it is always nice to see some work on a larger, street legal scale. Students from McMichael High School in North Carolina have done a very nice job on an old fox-bodied Ford Mustang found out in a field. The car was completely rebuilt from the ground up and the old internal combustion engine was laid to rest, replaced by an electric powerplant that is emissions free and runs at very low cost. The car and team travel to various events promoting the car itself and competing in full scale autocross and drag racing to continuously improve its performance under real world conditions. While a program such as this is costly in terms of funding and time, it can drive students toward an interest in STEM fields provide them with life lessons that are all too rare in most classroom settings today.
CNC Machine A Robot Roving Eye Part II
CNC Machining an Arduino-Powered Robot Roving Eye.