The SpaceTEC/MakerTEC/Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program Mechatronics workshop will transform/modify a conventional kick scooter into low-cost solar-charged electric transportation. SpaceTEC/MakerTEC/Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program is supported in part by National Science Foundation Grant DUE 1601710.
Workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn how an electric scooter works, including the battery, motor control, wheel motor, throttle and electromechanical systems.
Workshop participants will work in teams learning about safety, tool usage, mechanical and electrical/electronic systems, precision measurement, schematic/blueprint/drawings and many more essential technological skills.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participating teams will evaluate the work they accomplished and compete to be the top scooter in a small scooter circuit race.
When creativity meets intelligence and innovation in a team hands-on setting, great things happen!
Students are engaged and learn at exceptional levels, solving problems and creating value for humanity.
This project intends to provide alternatives in the less than 15 mile transportation space. With today's high gasoline prices and climate change reality, this low-cost innovation can provide an alternative to gasoline-driven transportation systems through a DIY solar-charged vehicle."