TE: 10 Power Technology 10
Students will design, develop, and build a small one-man vehicle powered by an alternate source of power; in this case electricity/solar power. A significant portion of the course will be “hands on” where students learn about electricity and electric power, welding and structural fabrication, sheet metal fabrication, and basic machine shop procedures using the lathe and milling machine. The theory portion of the course will address environmental issues and problems concerning today’s transportation. In addition, students will learn about basic design considerations, frame design, steering, weight distribution, aerodynamics, gear reduction, and more. We hope to be able to enter in a local competition.