St Patrick, patron saint of engineers

11 Apr

At last night’s design workshop we were joined by Steve, a teacher from St Patrick’s Technical College.

St Patrick’s is a technical secondary college in northern Adelaide for Year 11 and 12 students, focusing exclusively on trade training.

A group of Year 12 students from an applied engineering class will assist us with several key activities over coming months:

  • Building a “seating buck”. A seating buck is a full scale mockup of the floor and seating, to confirm the vehicle dimensions prior to construction of the first working prototype.
  • Helping us to construct components of the first working prototype vehicle.
  • Helping us to construct components of the first production vehicles to be sent to Zimbabwe next year.

We’re delighted to have St Patrick’s onboard.

One Response to “St Patrick, patron saint of engineers”


  1. Building the seating buck | African Solar Taxi - April 26, 2013

    […] an initial session getting a feel for the overall dimensions of our vehicles, St Patrick’s College is about to start building a “seating buck”, which will enable us to refine the layout, […]

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