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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

NEAT EV Rally
NEAT - Northampton Electric Automotive Technology - Rally in NC

WHEN
October 18-19, 2013 RSVP: Please respond by: Friday, September 20, 2013

WHERE
NCCAR - TEST TRACK North Carolina Center for Automotive Research 310 Technology Dr, Garysburg, NC 27831

WHAT
A high school Electric Vehicle Competition and learning experience. Come be a part of an exhilarating two-day event featuring student built, full-scale electric vehicles and competitions. Participate in workshops designed to educate about real world EV conversions. New this Year: a proposed small-scale engineered EV program (Electrathon-based Go Karts). There will be a workshop to build a kit, see different designs, and learn more.

WHO
Any high school wanting to compete with an electric conversion vehicle or interested in seeing what the excitement is about. Its a great opportunity to learn how you can become involved with the EV Challenge program.

Contact:
Steve Garrett (910) 616-0285 steve@evchallengekids.org Harold Miller (252) 578-6612 ev@schoollink.net

CAR
Up to

96volt
lead acid CAR conversion.

TRUCK
Up to

96volt

MODIFIED
Up to

lead acid TRUCK conversion.

156volt

any battery chemistry CAR or TRUCK conversion.

Electric Vehicle Competition Events


ACCELERATION
Vehicles will make two 1/8 mile acceleration runs. Lowest elapsed time wins.

AUTOCROSS

Vehicles will navigate through a road obstacle course with the goal of finishing the course in the lowest time without a cone penalty. Up to five runs will be possible.

JEOPARDY

Two member teams will compete against other school teams in an EV knowledge jeopardy tournament style event. Topics and terms will be provided to schools when registration information has been received.

PIT CREW

An annual favorite! Four member teams will compete to see who can change and rotate the tires on one side of a vehicle. Fastest time wins! (start practicing)

RANGE

Vehicles will travel around the 2 mile NCCAR test track at a specified speed to determine who has the vehicle that can last the longest. Steady and efficient!

TROUBLESHOOTING
Students will find and correct faults using predefined circuits in a timed event of electrical schematic diagram knowledge

Qualifications / Requirements
All vehicles will be inspected for mechanical and electrical safety. Any vehicle determined to be unsafe will not be allowed to compete. If you can get the vehicle within compliance as per the EV Challenge vehicle rules and specifications, you may be eligible to compete after judging again. See EV Challenge Rules and Specifications: evchallengekids.org Please bring a DOT approved helmet to wear in the Acceleration and Autocross competitions.

EVENT DETAILS
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Vehicle Classifications

Friday, October 18, 2013


EVENTS
Registration Inspection Instructors Meeting Safety Class Acceleration Autocross Lunch Pit Crew Jeopardy cSTEM Workshop

LOCATION

TIME
8:30 - 9:30 8:30 - 10:00 9:15 - 9:30 9:30 - 10:00 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 12:30 12:30 - 1:30 1:30 - 2:30 2:30 - Until 2:30 - 4:30

NCCAR Security Kiosk Garage #6 (2nd on RHS) 1st Floor Conference Room 2nd Floor Conference Room Straightaway VDA (Follow access road) Garage #3 (2nd on LHS) Garage #6 (2nd on RHS) 1st Floor Conference Room 2nd Floor Conference Room

Saturday, October 19, 2013


EVENTS
Instructors Meeting Trouble Shooting Range Awards Ceremony cSTEM Workshop Mini EV Workshops Topics such as: EV basics Wiring & Batteries Fund Raising Finding Mentors

LOCATION
1st Floor Conference Room Garage #3 (2nd on LHS) Road Course (assemble at VDA) 1st Floor Conference Room 2nd Floor Conference Room TBD

TIME
8:30 9:00 - 10:00 10:15 - 12:00 12:00 - 1:00 1:00 - 6:00 1:00 - 6:00

EVENT SCHEDULE
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NEAT EV Rally Schedule October 18-19, 2013

During this years NEAT EV Rally, we will be presenting a proposed Pilot Program for Electrathon-based small vehicles. Jack Martin is spearheading the effort to bring a small-scale electric vehicle program to compete as an additional class during the yearly EV Challenge final event.

A workshop, scheduled for Friday night and Saturday afternoon of the NEAT EV Rally, will provide information and showcase the building of the cSTEM Cycle kit designed by Jack Martin. See workshop agenda, below.

See the cSTEM Cycle at recent Maker Faire: cSTEM Cycle video Learn about Electrathon small vehicles (basis of cSTEM Cycle program): Electrathon Handbook

Agenda

Friday, October 18 from 2:30 - 4:30


Explain Display (posters, brochures, pictures, drawings, schematics, materials list) Video and webpage (http://www.evchallengekids.org/cSTEMcycle ) Vehicles drive up (not identical, different designs) Drive simple course (recharge batteries) Explanation of components & Disassembly of vehicles Catalogue & Storage (Display, shelf, or hanging from wall or ceiling)

PART ONE - 2 HOURS

Students not involved in the workshop will meet to watch Who Killed the Electric Car followed by discussion. Room TBA

PART TWO - 3 HOURS


Saturday, October 19 from 1:00 - 6:00

Event Discussion Event Decision and rules Plan event Plan: Vehicle drawing and proposal (Problem, Solution, Budget, Timeline, Key Resources) Break Proposal Presentation and Acceptance

PART THREE - 3 HOURS


Build and test vehicle Hold event: Scrutineering and Actual event Debriefing Pack up vehicles (truck, car, trailer)

Students not involved in the workshop will be participating in mini EV workshops. Room TBA

cSTEM Cycle PROGRAM


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New cSTEM Cycle Pilot Program

Super 8

6785 NC Highway 46 Garysburg, NC 27831 (252) 537-1011

Comfort Suites

74 Premier Blvd Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 535-3300

Hampton Inn

85 Hampton Farm Rd Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 537-7555

Quality Inn

1914 Julian Allsbrook Hwy Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 537-9927

Sleep Inn

101 Hampton Farm Rd Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 537-3141

Motel 6

1911 Julian Allsbrook Hwy Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 537-5252

Days Inn

1611 Julian Allsbrook Hwy Weldon, NC 27890 (252) 536-4867

Onsite camping is available. Please contact Sam True for details. (252) 308-2825

Sponsors
Northampton County Schools Northampton County Board of Education Northampton County Commissioners Dominion Power NCCAR

HOTEL INFORMATION
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Hotels in Roanoke Rapids, NC Area