EV Micro-Kart Kit
The EV Micro-Kart Course is made for high school students to learn mechanical engineering, coding and circuits. Students experience the Engineering Design Process as they design and 3D-print their own kart chassis and toppers. (Students also have the option to construct their chassis out of thin cardboard if a 3D printer is not available). Students will outfit their karts with headlights, taillights, and a variable-speed motor, using a breadboard to create circuits and using a micro:bit to code and control the actions of these systems. Finally, students use the micro:bit to analyze the performance of their karts via data collection and visualization.
Along the way, students consider the important factors involved in constructing an EV kart and preparing for a big race, exploring subjects like:
- 3D modeling
- Engineering tolerances
- Power transmission and consumption
- Braking and steering systems
- Pulley ratios
This course can be completed in a few weeks or even over the course of a whole semester. The course’s flexibility allows you to adjust how you teach to meet your students’ needs.
This kit is designed to be used with the EV Micro-Kart Course curriculum.