Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Hot Wheelz Takes 3rd Place and Wins The Innovation Award at Imagine RIT Festival!
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.