As part of the Damascus Energy Breakthrough Team, students have recently finished one of their three vehicles that they are constructing in 2017.
We are excited to launch this vehicle which is an electric vehicle powered by a 750 Watt motor. It uses a 36 volt, lead acid battery pack that is good for about 40 km or more of racing, (depending on how efficiently the vehicle is driven). It is capable of high speeds but has been limited to 65km/hr due to the race track speed limit at Maryborough in November.
This year the students have come up with a theme of names for the three entries. The one seen here is named "Sherlock Ohms", The pedal powered, electric assist vehicle will be named Dr Watt son, and the third vehicle will be powered by human energy alone - only pedals - "Moriarty".
As of today the students have accumulated 900 hours of workshop time in the development of the team's vehicles, with hundreds of parent hours that could be added to this tally.
Well done to all involved.