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Project by RexMcKinnon posted 1536 days ago 1500 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is a teacher and they are doing a module on electricity. Now the students have a project to make an electric car and of course the teacher has to make an example. So I get home Monday night after work and my wife tells me that she needs and electric car with either 2 speeds or forward and reverse. Right away I knew she wanted me to do it so instead of asking that I asked, “when do you need it for?” “Tmoorrow, was her answer.”

Ah Crap, so off to the garage I went to rummage through the scrap bin. My wife already had a little motor and some pully’s which I used for the wheels. I gave her a hard time about the short notice but it was fun doing a quick project and not having to worry about tight joints and a perfect finish. Plus it was for eduction so that a plus. If the kids at school don’t destroy it I’ll pass it to my kids.

I made the forward/reverse model.

Laugh at it all you want, I won’t be insulted.

I wonder if I can get a gouvernment grant for make an enviromentaly friendly electric vehicle. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!





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spaids

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#1 posted 1536 days ago

First: that’s a very economical design. I like the battery connector.

Second: SHAME! “Now the students have a project to make an electric car and of course the teacher has to make an example.” So her example is to CHEAT! Tell her to make her own!

SHAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMEEEEEEE on you cheating teacher.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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RexMcKinnon

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#2 posted 1536 days ago

On top of that spaids, the students have 2 weeks to do it. I had a couple of hours.

She does plenty for me though so I can look past this one.

Maybe I should have said “provide” an example. That way it does not imply she had to make it.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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spaids

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#3 posted 1536 days ago

Does it make you wonder what other LIES shes teaching those poor kids!

CHA HAAA! dude I am such a pain. I am consistently the only person who thinks I’m funny.

Nice save on the short notice “honey do”.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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Knothead62

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#4 posted 1535 days ago

There is an electric car that sells for $300 but the extension cord costs $8,000. :D

All kidding aside, that is cute and nice for such short notice.

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clieb91

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#5 posted 1535 days ago

Nice save. Looks like it will be a good example. May have to make one of these for fun been wondering what to do with some of the old electronic parts I have laying around.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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schloemoe

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#6 posted 1535 days ago

I like it I think you did a great job on very short notice…..I wonder how many times my teachers lied to me over the years?...................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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RexMcKinnon

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#7 posted 1535 days ago

In all honesty, I think she will tell the kids who made it but if memory serves me correctly this is not the first time …. oh crap here she comes.

Later guys. ;-)

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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jack1

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#8 posted 1535 days ago

I’ll bet that would run on some small solar cells!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1535 days ago

Were do you set LOL

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Lewis Baumstark, Jr.

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#10 posted 1535 days ago

Awesome job—doubly so given the time frame. Can I assume the yellow wire is used to select between forward and reverse? (front and rear terminal posts, respectively?)

-- Every time I walk in my shop I thank my dad, my geometry teacher, and my drafting instructor...in that order.

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RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1828 days


#11 posted 1535 days ago

That’s right Lewis. My wife was supposed to replace it with an aligator clip when she got to school.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1535 days ago

Good job on short notice. I’m sure you are King of the Hill for a couple days.

This reminds me of my early learning about electricity. My dad lost a nail when he was working on a feeding manger for the cows. Us kids had to keep looking until we found it. I thought the easiest way would be to use any electromagnet that I learned about in school. I rounded up the necessary wire and a steel bolt to be the magnet. I made a bunch of wraps around the bolt and attached it to the battery of dad’s pickup. Instant melt down resulted. Those few wraps of wire were a dead short!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 1534 days ago

very funny little project
but it most cost your wife a big bag of cokkie´s both to you and the kids…....LOL

Topa : may I gess you was the employe of the month….......LOL

thank´s for sharing

Dennis

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RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1828 days


#14 posted 1534 days ago

Wow Topamax. I hope you were not holding the bolt in your mouth while you were wiring the battery. LOL

Dennis, I like the way you think.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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wiswood2

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#15 posted 1505 days ago

Great,It shure beats that plastic junk from china. Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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