Kendra shows off our new arrivals. Two new TC4 RC Cars for the STEP Challenge at NC State next weekend.
The other pictures show students helping the EV Team build rc track rails and a custom mold that will be used to vacuum form our own streamlined rc car body.
First year student Coleman visits new EV shop. After a warm lunch with iconic stories the Tolberts were able to tour his new local CNC Machining Business (a dream come true)
FAll Break: EV Shop Day 2. TC4 modified vs stock weigh in. Stock wins by 2%. Finished with shop clean up and cushman hitch paint prep. Happy Fall Break! Dirt Track Racing Saturday at 3.
FAll Break EV Shop Work Day. Mackenzie completes adjustable seat rails, TC4 lexan body mold, and Ryan makes plans to improve our robot destroyer.
FAll Break EV Shop Work Day. Charlie takes on complete classic RC10 GT restoration and EV conversion. Plans are to outperform current short course truck in red. Analogy: 57 Chevy EV conversion to outperform a Tesla...;o)
EV Family Night! Thank You Chick-Fil-A for helping support our meal! Open dialogue, Show and Tell, and Long Lecture from Tolbert ;O)
Mr. Blakeley and Mr. Tolbert have "cameo" appearance on ESPN commercial. Appstate solar vehicle team ad demonstrates the school's spirit of innovation before the televised football game.
EV Team fabricates racing seat brackets, custom air hose swivel, and learn the basics of battery balancing and monitoring.
Scientific Visualization Class learns the ins and outs of the the computer hardware they are using to visualize science.
Kaden and Kendra solve an electronic issue with their robot after 3 solid days of troubleshooting. They solve the problem by hacking the camera circuit so they could make a custom soldered connection.
Foster on fall break visits new shop and explains his engineering class experiences at UNCC. So far Chemistry is the biggest challenge.
Foster answers student questions and demonstrates to the Advanced Manufacturing Class his musical talents.
This wet weekend proved to be an exciting weekend for racing. Friday night racing in Mtn. City brought home several wins in 100 lap races for both Charlie and Tolbert. Saturday afternoon the weather cleared just in time to tag a second night of racing. Thanks to the hard work of Pat and his crew, the track was perfect even after a hurricane rain event. Charlie managed to pull out 2 heat wins but dropped to the back of the pack in the 3rd heat due to a steering linkage failure. Frustrated but not out the Tolbert's patched up the steering linkage with scratch parts and had it ready for the A-main with time to spare. Charlie started on the pole but had some early race errors that opened the door for the rest of the pack. Determined, he made his way back to the front by mid race and never looked back. The night was full of fun, excitement and learning for all!
EV Shop Time: Complete installation of safer hard top brackets and nearly complete adjustable driving seat for our new drivers...TBC
All of Tolbert's classes realize the opportunities to learn advanced manufacturing and engineering skills at WCC.
Academic Goals have been set and EV tasks have all been assigned. 5th period today Kendra and Mackenzie mount a new adjustable rail for the driver seat while Marcelo and Isaac devise a plan to repair a hard top safety bracket.
West High's EV Team