Friday, March 18, 2011

Half Way There

The spring semester is half over already. Our inaugural Hybrid Electric Vehicle class has been a great success so far. The Hybrid Trainer Vehicle isn't finished yet, but the wiring should be finished and the first test drive completed before the end of the semester. Then we will tear it down completely and send the frame and most of the parts out for powder coating. The finish will closely resemble chrome. Various bits and pieces will be painted black or red. Then we will reassemble it and hopefully show it at some car shows this summer. Although it is still incomplete, our department head will be bringing it to a local high school next week for a career day presentation. 

Notes for a lecture on  inverters & converters

A three phase, 12 volt motor for the Prius parking pawl

Jungle of wires