Shaer holding one of the pieces that we had remaining after scraping down our piece of plywood to pieces of wood that we could use.
Here is what remains of our Plywood once we had chopped it down to fit in the garbage cans in the shop.
Assembly of Body
To ensure the body remains stable under the weight of Alex, we ran a piece of plywood underneath the car to reinforce it. The goal was so the piece of our plywood would not bow under the weight of our driver.
This image above illustrates where we will have our wheel attachment will go. The white piece, while not attached yet is a piece of guide wood to ensure the string for our acceleration does not get in the way of the driver.
Assembly of the Driving System (Currently in Progress)
Before we have made our Drill housing, I had set up the gear settings for the drive train. Above are all the settings so I would not forget them if I had to remake the gears.
After numerous errors, I had gotten the file to render correctly in Vcarve. I found if the gear had more than 36 teeth, it would do a lap around the outside of the gear twice, thus reducing the piece to a circle at best.
Attachment of Wheels (Currently in Progress)
To the right is our 72" inch rod used for our axle. We had just gotten this Thursday because of the snow storm on Tuesday, canceled school. On the table are the springs we are using for the pedals so they return to the correct position.
The piece above is our main attaching point for the front wheels. The blocks of wood that Shaer and I attached are to ensure that the axle remains in place as the wheels turn.
Unsure of where our long rod went, even though i'm positive we put it away correctly, is gone. Thus we had switched to half an inch thick dowel rods because they don't get stuck as easy and rotate smoothly through the holes for our support.
*Disclaimer* Due to horrible time management and a lack of things wanting to work when need be, we are behind schedule!