Remote Controlled Vehicle From Scratch
As a perspective mechanical engineer looking to be among those in the forefront of developing and innovating electric vehicle technology, I am consistently looking for ways to expand my knowledge how electric motors work, problems associated with electric Motors, and implementation of electric Motors and the automotive industry. So it will come as no surprise that for my final project Engineering and Design 100 Course last Fall semester, I decided to go above and beyond what was required of me in pursuit of knowledge and experience in working with electric motors. I would build my own remote-controlled vehicle. This RC vehicle is modeled after what are my most anticipated upcoming electric vehicles, the Tesla Cyber Truck. It features matching aesthetic components, paired with practical functionality. The vehicle is capable of moving both forward and backward, as well as turning left and right, utilizing a steering system modeled after that which can be seen in real life cars. This project challenged me not only academically, but intellectually as well as I had to endure the process of designing, failing, learning, and then improving. From this project, I was able to learn a bit about electric motors, how the steering system in our cars work, as well as some basic machining skills. However, the most important thing that I have taken away from this project is, that everything has a process, and it means to be an engineer. When I first started the project, I thought that it would be as simple as taking a body, slapping some wheels on it attached to a motor and using a serval to help with the steering. boy was out so wrong, now looking back on it I'm glad that I was wrong, because through my ignorance of the true difficulty and scale of the project, I was able to walk out of it with a new understanding of what it means to be an engineer.
|Work Title||Remote Controlled Vehicle From Scratch|
|License||GNU General Public License (GPLv3)|
|Deposited||April 04, 2021|
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