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.

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  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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