ITEEA 2021 Conference

Racing Through STEM: Design Thinking with the Build Smart EV Micro-Kart Kit

Activities - Conff2021 - WorkshopKartSponsored by STEM Education Works, The Racing Through STEM workshop will provide educators with a unique opportunity to design and build a working scale model go kart. Starting with the chassis design, teachers will utilize engineering tolerances and design and then discuss explicit connections to CAD programming and 3D printing.  Following chassis completion, attendees will integrate the fundamental mechanical systems to power the kart and explore various gear ratios and the implications on torque and speed. Finally, attendees will use a microcontroller and breadboard to automate and control motor speed and further improve the functionality of their kart. All attendees will receive supplies to build their own fully functioning EV Micro-Kart, ideas for immediate classroom application, and access to the expanded curriculum (100s of related resources) from STEM Education Works.

$75 per registrant to cover the cost associated with mailing of micro-kart kits and access to online curriculum. Shipping to continent U.S. only. Must be registered by February 15 to receive micro-kart kit.
After February 15 registration is free but will not include the micro-kart kit, however the kit can be ordered at registrant's expense by contacting STEMEducationWorks.

Presented by: Scott Bartholomew, Brigham Young University; Greg Strimel, Assistant Professor, Purdue University; Corey Hall, Curriculum Specialist, STEM Education Works; and Christine Mills, Director, STEM Education Works