Monday, November 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Swapping out the motor in the MR2
Trophies out the wazoo! Topsail High Electric vehicle has just returned from the North Carolina EV Challenge competition. We took home overall 1st place in the Truck/Car class, 1st in the STEM cycle class, and 3rd in the Modified class, along with 1st place trophies for 9 different individual events. Though we faced a multitude of unexpected issues, the intelligence and work ethic of our students, along with the generosity of others attending the event, allowed us to overcome many of these issues. In particular, Northampton High School loaned us an electric motor for the MR2 after ours suffered a catastrophic failure during the acceleration run. Now we are working on cleanup, a few minor repairs, and fundraising for next year. Stay tuned for info on those in the coming weeks!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Work on the conversion of the Ford Ranger to lithium-ion batteries continues with the creation of the connections for the battery terminals. These are being fabricated from flattened copper pipe, and must be made to exact specifications to have this complicated battery system work properly. This is just one small part of the extensive modifications being done to the truck this year, and we are very lucky everything is going so well.-NW