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Sobotnice: Build your own electric toy car

Organized by: RogLab

19.11.2016

Do you know how electric cars work? No? Would you like to learn something about them and even build your own electric car on top of that? Yes? In that case, come to our makerspace at RogLab on Saturday, 19 November, and learn how you can build your own electric car in the company of your peers.

Foto: RogLab

Foto: RogLab

 

Have you ever seen an electric car driving in the street? Sure you have! In recent years we've started to see cars charging in various parking spaces even here in Slovenia. That’s right, charging, like any mobile phone or laptop – except a car requires a slightly thicker and longer cable. In case you haven’t heard, these battery-powered iron horses aren’t only environmentally friendly, but they can also be fast and cool. It therefore comes as no surprise that every major automaker today is designing its own aerodynamic electric racer. Because it's more than obvious by now that electric vehicles are the future of motoring.

We’re well aware that you’d rather we built a big car right away, but we’ll be pressed for time and space as well. Nevertheless, three hours will be quite enough for you to learn how to design your own little car, cut it out with a laser cutter and fit it with an electric engine and mechanical parts to transmit power from the engine to the wheels that will set your little car in motion. And finally, we’ll hold a real race where you can put your cars to the test!

 

Age: 8 +

How long: 3 hours

Number of participants: 10

Goal: to make an electric car

Activities: drawing, designing, soldering, gluing

Skills acquired: the basics of electric vehicles and the transmission of forces

Materials: Plexiglas, wood

Tools: felt tip pen, laser cutter, soldering iron, hot glue

Mentors: Tanja Gawish, Slavko Glamočanin, Tomo Per

Application and information:  delavnica@roglab.si. Due to the limited number of places you should apply in advance. If you are unable to attend please let us know by Thursday, 17 February, so that we can offer your spot to other children. The workshop is free of charge, and snacks will be provided.