Let's Make Robots!

Green Machine (!!!!!)

Basically, this is a long term project for geniuses, you have to make a FULLY ELECTRIC HUMAN TRANSPORT VEHICLE. Extra points for aerodynamics and using a better resource than a wall outlet, like a solar panel or a little windmill that uses the wind as you drive. 

It could be a boat, a car, a bike (windshield wiper motor on a bike, hint hint, been meaning to do this) a segway thingy, anything you think of. And yes, even a walking chair!!! yeah!!!


RULES:  yes, they can be confusing, i know :D

1) THE VEHICLE MUST RUN OFF OF ELECTRICITY

2) THE VEHICLE MUST CARRY A PERSON. A LIVING ONE, HOPEFULLY THE CREATOR OR CREATOR'S CHILDREN

(And yes, it has to be safe! If it doesn't travel too fast, great, but if it is too zippy, you need seat belts.)


 remember: extra points if the vehicle does not need to recharge from a wall socket!!! and also extra extra points if you paint it green! hehe, almost forgot 

As for the reward, I don't know. I have limited resources and i cannot ship, so unless someone else is willing enough to pitch in a prize, I guess it will be mine and LMR's respect!  not too shabby though :)

lol, and the challenge now has a due date at the "end of the world"

 

 

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however.... i could make one at least 20% more efficient....  yeah mechanical/electrical engineers! 

Alright, I'm taking up the challenge on behalf of my high school robotics class in Israel. We met yesterday to discuss our plans for the coming year and we decided that we're going to build a solar-powered vehicle capable of seating 1-2 people. We already have several large commercial solar panels which have been gathering dust in the lab's corner for the past year and we're planning on mounting them on top of the vehicle to charge our batteries.

 I believe that the school's budget can cover the project's cost, but we're currently contacting several companies in Israel to see if we can find a sponsor. If anyone is interested or knows of a company which might be interested, let me know.

Finally, somebody accepted! It sounds like that's still going to be a lot of work, but at least you got the money issue covered. I really wish I had some sort of prize to give you guys... But anyways, good luck! This sounds like it's going to be the next green car we will all be driving! :D

Don't worry about the prize- we decided to make the car before I ever even saw your challenge. (And just knowing that we accomplished this will be enough of a prize for us.)

 We're probably not going to begin working on this until the beginning of the school year in September. I'll post updates as we go along.

Well, so far it seems its echorobotics [walking chair] V.S. aantn [solar vehicle]!  I know I'll be done sooner because I'm already more than half way there, but if noone else enters its up to dent to decide (when we're both done) whose the winner! Good luck :D
cool! don't forget Bob has joined! Looks like we have quite a few contestants suddenly!
lol, yeah I was wondering when was the last time i saw you around here
That's what I'm talking about! Finally ER coming around! :D

haa yeah XD

i need to come to LMR more often :-) 

ho ho ho whats this? even a walking chair?  sound like my kinda challenge! :D