Internal Combustion Engine Topics include 4 and 2 stroke engine design and all configurations (V8, V6, Inline 4,6). Students conclude with experiencing the inefficiencies of an engine.
Tesla Battery Build, Miata Gets Bushed, STEM GEN 2 Cycle Design
GEN II STEM Cycle Design, Miata Gets Bushed, Blog upgrades, T-Shirt Prep,
and Tesla Battery Construction
Charlie Places 1st in Front of Mr. Tolbert in 1/12 scale Pan Car Division at Pat's Race Place Saturday Night
West Wilkes High School Electric Vehicle team began in 2005 to give at-risk and underserved high school students of the Appalachian Mountain region the opportunity to learn about different forms of alternative energy focusing on the transportation sector. Notable projects over the past 12 years include: three full size street legal electric vehicle conversions (and countless modifications and upgrades) receiving over 100 awards; solar charged remote control 1/10 scale racing vehicles that compete at the STEP Challenge at North Carolina State University; a STEM Cycle which is a single passenger electric vehicle that competes at the NC EV Challenge; Search and Rescue Robotic competition; and numerous electric golf cart modification projects. Each year the most devoted students will spend over 400 hours - totaling thousands of team hours (outside of normal school classroom time) working in the shop on projects, competing at events and presenting at school initiative events promoting alternative energy technologies.
EV Scholarship Basics:
The EV scholarship will be for any West Wilkes High School EV student (or students depending on the size of fund) regardless of grade level. The scholarship will be awarded to a student/s that has demonstrated superior work ethic and EV related accomplishments. The scholarship check will be made out to the student with proof of purchase for tuition, books, or other college type expenses. In the event the student selects a military route of higher learning then the check would be made out to the student directly upon proof of enlisting.
Applicant will submit:
1) A resume that outlines community involvement, jobs, and EV Team accomplishments.
2) Essay that explains why they deserve the scholarship. (Financial need may be considered)
West Wilkes High School has a scholarship award committee that will review and make recommendations for the scholarship. Mr. Tolbert is not part of this undisclosed committee. Final selection will be made solely by the committee.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1) LIKE and SHARE this link on social media
2) Chat it up with your friends
3) Send a check of any amount that includes the following:
a) Your return address for a tax deductible receipt.
b) Check made out to West Wilkes High School EV Scholarship Fund
c)Send to: West Wilkes High School
Attn: Chris Tolbert
6598 Boone Trail Rd.
Millers Creek, NC 28651
Contact Email: tolbertc at wilkes.k12.nc.us
5th Period produces new EV Team pictures, sneak peak of new website design, gravity car design, miata checks, and Katelyn's EV grin ;O)
Creativity Award, Best Solar Charger Award, 1st Performance Race, 2nd Endurance Race, Fastest Lap
Coach Tolbert states: The entire event was a challenge for the team. Going into the event I was out sick for several days which is a critical time for any team to prepare for an EVent. The team boarded for travels to Raleigh, NC at 5 am on a holiday weekend and returned by 6 pm. The team really pooled their resources and efforts together and accomplished their very best. At NC State the team worked harmoniously together. Everyone assumed their position and executed. This EVent is one that will not be forgotten.
Special Thanks to Bill Tolbert, Mrs. McNeil, Mrs. Tolbert, The Dauers, Mr. and Mrs. Ritenour, Mr. Cothren, The Perry Family, All EV Team Parents, Mrs. Pruitt, Mr. Johnson, WWHS faculty, Hobby Barn, Appstate Solar Vehicle Team, Mr. Boedefeld at Independent Solar, and The Race Place (and all the racers there for their tips and competitive races). Thank You Mr. Pybas for your relentless time, efforts and financial support of our program.
Thank You 2017-18 Sponsors and Supporters for believing in these students and program: Page Interworks, Hobby Barn, Golf Cart Catalog.com, Perry's Service Center, Tyson Foods, Carolina West Wireless, Flyin' Miata, Sherwin Williams, Castle Creations, I-Lap Timing Systems, Foothills Restoration Werks, Mike's Body Shop, Independent Solar, and Wilkes County School System
Thank You Lord for guiding Dr. Day and Dr. Hefner in my care and Thank you for answered Prayers!
EV Team Prepares for NC State's STEP Challenge this Saturday. What is the STEP Challenge?...Solar Charged RC Car Racing!
Technology Engineering and Design Class gets schooled on how DC electric motors work. Students fabricate beakman motor and max out at 1600 rpm.
EV fifth period girls; Zoe and Katelyn finished STEP challenge TC4 paint scheme and completed first day of driving laps with the TC4. In addition, Davis ordered all performance upgrades. As a final accomplishment of the day the girls learned basics of designing the solar panel charging station.
Pictured below (left to right) Katelyn, Ethan, and Davis. (Front) Kendra. We would like to dedicate this post to all our hardworking team members.
RC Legends Car testing at Mountain City requires extensive tire tuning and practice. Inspections on lap counting system were included to build a better track at our own Hawk's Nest Track.
Trunk or Treat EVent brings in record numbers despite the rain. Miata takes backstage to our indoor RC display.
Thanks to Mr. Jack Triolo at golfcarcatalog.com Appstate EV Design, WWHS Technology Design, and EV Team study and work together to free up frozen Cushman brakes and install motor upgrade.
A problem that dates back to Appstate Solar Vehicle Team testing last spring at WWHS. Cushman is alive again!
Visit golfcarcatalog.com for all your golf car needs...and tell them we sent you. You can visit Mr. Triolo and his golf car experts in person at Mountaintop Golf Cars Inc. in Fosco, NC. They are the best!
West High's EV Team