Our new chassis definitely needed some TLC. Caroline, Maura and Kristin have been working hard to change the tie rods to improve our steering. Got to take those curves as close as possible!
Monday, April 14, 2014
|Shannon and Sydney painting the bumpers|
|Emily, Missy, Kelly, Cassandra, Caitlin Sarah and Kendra working to place wiring and other parts of the electrical on the chassis.|
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
There are only 4 weeks left until Imagine RIT! The girls have been extremely busy the last few weeks making sure all their nuts and bolts are in order. Parts have been ordered, modifications have been made, and every one is anxiously awaiting the electrifying race!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
After searching far and wide for something suitable and worthy of our attention, we found a new cart! This year we will be using a Mike Wilson adult go-kart chassis! Although its just a rolling chassis, we have big plans for this kart! We had quite the challenge getting it back to campus as well!
Monday, February 10, 2014
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Hot Wheelz team competed in a 60 minute electric endurance race on May 4th as part of the 2013 Imagine RIT Festival! After completing a total of 52 laps (10.4 miles) the team took 3rd place overall and won this years Innovation Award! The challenge not only consisted of taking a power wheels vehicle and transforming it into an electric endurance vehicle but also to win over the audiences attention by creating a themed vehicle. The team incorporated the Magic School Bus theme, dressed as nerds, and created an interactive sponsor banner. The audience loved it on race day! Major kudos to our hard working student team who contributed over 750 volunteer hours. Check out the slideshow below that features pictures from our build and race day!
Thank you to our sponsors ( see sponsors link) for providing funding and product to make the vehicle possible. Many thanks to Ken Snyder for electrical advice, to Rob Kraynik and Jan Maneti for help in the machine shop and to Dean Harvey Palmer for providing our permanent team/build space. Last but not least this project could not have been completed without our awesome advisors Jodi Carville and Marty Schooping.