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Don't take the post dates on this page as a measure of how often I blog. I update my Books page and Euler page quite often.

Our CADs

Posted: 1 July 2013

Bare Chassis Chassis with Electronics and Steering Chassis with Seat Front Wheel Rear Wheel 3D Printed Steerer? EV Car V3

Milestone 2 Calculations

Posted: 26 June 2013

I did up a neat excel sheet which allowed me to calculate some simple approximated values from a few given parameters: Since the power output of the motor is roughly equal to the approximated power loss due to air drag of the kart at 35kmh, and given that the motor...

Milestone 2

Posted: 25 June 2013

So given that we’re going to use two motors driving two rear wheels, we’ve done some calculations and we’ve realized that the kv of the motors we’ve been browsing are too damn high. The problem was that with the gear ratio given and the max speed that we’d be travelling...

Choices. Choices.

Posted: 21 June 2013

And so our instructor Charles told us that a differential would be too ambitious a project in such a short timespan. Somehow or another he was extremely convincing, so we agreed to not be so ambitious. So here are some of things that we’ve decided on: Four Wheels Around a...

Preliminary Brainstorming and Sketches

Posted: 19 June 2013

Based on the briefings and the 2.007 blogs that we’ve seen, there are a few variables that we could explore: Differential? Gear box? How many wheels? How many motors? Big or small wheels? How is steering done?