Over the past three years Whangaparāoa College has entered teams in the Evolocity Electric Bikers and Karts Challenge. https://youtu.be/h7A6tEHLRAw
In those three years, we won the Auckland Top Karts and Bikes in Gymkhana and Efficiency categories, and last year our Year 13 team won both the Auckland and National Limited Motor Class Standing Start 100m Sprint category.
On Sunday 28 November there will be a National Competition for the Bikes and Karts for those that have placed well in the Regional Competition. This will be held again at the Hamilton Racing Karts track.
We really need to team with Engineering, Auto Electrical/Panel Beating and Carbon Fibre Companies (for sponsorship and mentoring), to help the teams in Year 11-13 with the building of their projects. Also, we would be more than willing to recognise the business in return (within our College guidelines).
Evolocity Vehicle Build Day and Trouble Shooting
Teams bring along their designs (paper, soft copy, prototype, beginning of actual vehicle) and spend the day developing their build with advice and guidance from UoA experts. Help with wiring the motor to the controller will also be provided.
Our next Build Day 5 is Saturday 26 June - Innovation and Programming the Arduino. Arduino is an open-source hardware and software company, project and user community, that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices.
We currently trying to source any old go kart frames etc. that could be repurposed. If anyone knows of any that may be available, Please contact Colin Watts
at [email protected]
or leave a message at the College Ph 4249177.