Congrats Kendra, Stanley and Kaden... They were the first Advanced Manufacturing Students to assemble a Search and Rescue Robot and have it move under electric power.
Mission Accomplished in the Army bulldozing land mines and jumping from perfectly good planes. He is now planning to attend NASCAR Technical Institute. The visit today was perfect timing for him to see the transmission his generation rebuilt put back on the track.
Backup Transmission installed. Motor, Brakes, and Batteries all ready. Final Systems test tomorrow then we will lock and load for the NEAT EV Rally.
Tranny Woes...After a long day it was determined a total tranny meltdown. Backup transmission installation Monday 1:00 pm.
Houston, We have a Problem...During braking tests a sound like a bucket of bolts in metal can arose from tranny area.
Real World Situation: Isaac and Mackenzie put in extra hours to find the source.
Project "Stop It" from Flyin' Miata and Wilwood is the first job that requires our new lift. The lift is very quiet and roomy.
Kendra is a new student considering joining the team offering her mechanical expertise during our after school "5th period" shop time. Machenzie (our camera shy student) learning the ropes from Mr. Pybas. Isaac giddy anticipating better braking performance next week.
New Desks just in time for robotic assembly. Unfortunately Ryan found his robot electronic plate to be broken in the box.
Operation "STOP IT" begins today. Wilwood and Flyin' Miata Assist with the development of an improved braking system that will give better driver feedback and more whoa power.
EV Team and engineering classes prep for ceremony by mopping shop floor twice and shining trophies, cabinets, cars and equipment. There is not enough praise and thanks to express the joy in being able to utilize a new shop and classroom dedicated to our engineering and technology classes. This will make for a very exciting experience for all the students.
Charlie's first attempt at Offroad RC Racing for hardware is a great learning experience. His Traxxas Ford Raptor drops 11 seconds off quickest lap from first heat to A-Main and finishes 3rd.
Isaac will demo upgrades at NEAT Rally necessary to clear the table tops, doubles and triples...
EV Racing Begins in Fall 2016 with class sponsor RJ Speed helping us acquire Legends Kit Cars for students.
Robo "Sally" visits Class Today and teaches the value of technology to our Law Enforcement Officers.
Blast from the Past! Three first year team members from 2006 reunite exchanging old race stories and life experiences.
So Where are they now? From Left to Right
-Justin Hale is running wide open with his own lawn care business. (Too busy to squeeze Tolbert in...)
-Devin Harris works full time at Morse Measurements and runs Harris Motorsports and Graphics along with Sarah Holloway in North Wilkesboro. (Hoping to beat Tolbert again on the RC circuit)
-Ryan Shumate soon to be blessed in marriage with Marina Minton works for Dale Jr. Race Team.
Tolbert States: Is was a true blessing to coach these guys during the first year of WWHS EV Team. I have so many memories of these guys and their accomplishments. My prayers are for them to continue to grow in Faith, in Family and teach others life's Truths.
WWHS EV Team Welcomes Mackenzie as the first new member of 2016-2017 Year! She is currently an outstanding student with some big shoes to fill... (Being her Brother Ryan who graduated in 2014)
West High's EV Team