Maker Faire NC 2012: Electrical Vehicles

lab306-fox

Although I had no idea what to expect at the NC Maker Faire, I was pleasantly surprised to see several well made electrical vehicles. One of note was [Lab306]‘s Fox body electric Mustang. Although it would have been impressive by itself, it was made by a high school class and has been featured in several publications. Be sure to check out their excellent website, or the short video of it after the break! Don’t you wish you went to that high school?

Also of note were a few really cool cars seen after the break, including one built from a kit by [Green Cycle Design Group]. The other two were extremely small by traditional car standards and featured very unique designs.

classic-ev

bullet-car

little-ev

Comments

  1. Deranged says:

    I like the car, although it would be nice to have more detail such as what transmission they are running and also if the had to upgrade any components such as suspension. Completed interior shot would be nice too.

  2. my2c says:

    - I’d agree, I would like to see more details about motor and controller also… Looks nice!

  3. Martin says:

    If you liked those e-vehicles, please allow me to again point at the transformer-like car my colleagues and I built in the last 18 months: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WggIic-fMmk

  4. medix says:

    This may also be of interest:

    http://www.chargecar.org/

  5. Rob R. says:

    I like that little-ev!! Would be cool for a fun little drive around my house!

    Looks like a rugged golf-cart or kinda like Howe and Howe Technologies’s Badger seen here: http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/articlearchive/details.aspx?ID=208090

  6. Luis says:

    Thank you for sharing this post! I love reading stories like these and meeting like-minded people.

  7. GeekMan says:

    Man i was wanting to go to Maker Faire NC again this year but i had summer school so it was a no go :/

    I was there last year it was my first time attending a make faire. Pretty fun stuff.

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