A large framed electric scooter, The goal of this project was to create a large framed scooter. The specifications of this scooter was to create a long distance vehicle that could run on poorly maintained roads, as-well as rapidly climb large hills (tests were mainly aimed towards the steepest hill on campus *Road near E.M.P.A.C. @ RPI*). The scooter would run off of a bank of A123 battery cells (1.4Volts, 1.1 Amp hours per cell) that I would create myself. The propulsion would be a brushless motor, which original purpose would be the use in large model airplanes.
- Circuit design (with assistance from friends)
- Battery Welding (assembly of a battery pack)
- Break systems
- Regenerative Breaking
Project was scrapped in the Electronics phase for a few reasons:
1. The turning radius of the scooter became too large for intended purposes,
2. The electronics became a hurdle that became increasingly harder to overcome in the remaining time I had at RPI,
3. Free time became consumed by end of undergraduate events and work.
Assessment: Length was to long, Steel frame can work if designed properly, this is by no-means a deterrent towards a steel frame scooter!
Conclusion: Once situated at MIT, Designing and creation of a Small portable electric scooter for long range (~10 miles per charge) a capped speed of ~10mph. The aim shall be the transportation of a person in an inter-city location (note: rough road compatible), Transportation to & from transportation hubs (Metro, Bus station, and Train station).