This is Tom’s Pink Trike in the drag race versus Big Jake. It seems Tom tack welded his front on and then forgot to go back and weld it the rest of the way up!
Milwaukee Makerspace took 2nd place and 3rd place in the overall competition and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Builder-Points-Only sub-competition!!!! I was an amazing trip and a good time was had by all. Congratulations go to i3Detroit, who won 1st place in the overall competition.
Check this vid of Sean and I at Maker Faire Detroit 2010!!
Grave Digger is just about done, assuming it doesn’t dig its own grave!!! The wires got a good bit warmer than I cared for. The expected duty cycle on those wheel chair motors must be crazy low. I may run at 12V.
That steering wheel is also way too small. I’ll likely weld on handle bars tonight.
Work continues apace on our Power Wheels vehicles!
Well, after working on it today, Tom finally got his powerwheels…powered!
Tonight Tom finished off the nearly all the welding for the front portion of his trike. The frame flexes a bit, but it looks good. Tom is going to make the June 5th deadline.
The other two vehicles are falling behind and may well not make the deadline for the bonus points. But they’ll be ready come race time!!!!
Another Tues night, another Power Wheel build session! Its starting to look like there will be three vehicles: Ben’s, Tom’s and mine. There are a number of new images in the Power Wheels gallery. Here are a couple.
Here Tom pose’s with his pink trike’s new steering system.
These are the new wheels and frame for Grave Digger!
A quick video update on what we are up to with our Grave Digger vehicle.