Boy Scouts and Webelos Scouts...
Weekend event Frida, Saturday or Sunday (or pick all three).
PlugNPlay is teaming up with the Scoutmaster Bucky program, the Northern Star BaseCamp facility (Fort Snelling, MN) and over 450 Scouts and Scout leaders to research, design and build an all electric rat rod - October 7, 8 and 9, 2011.
The final project will also be available to teachers for classroom discussions (K - 12) and over 12 shows each year (over 2 million spectators).
We will be offering Scouts from ages 11 to 18 a choice of over 20 merit badge classes to study from. All of the choices are themed around one goal - to complete an electrically powered rat rod that uses plug-in, solar and wind for fuel.
Want to be a part of a freakishly cool rat rod build?
We are recycling a 1994 S10 and building an all electric 1938 Ford truck.
Scouts will help:
*. restore the frame and learn about frame coating products (sanding, cleaning, painting)
*. learn about modified suspensions - including the AirRide Technologies' front and rear solutions
*. research and design specific parts of the build (graphics, wind power, solar power, engine compartment, etc)
*. battery placement and wiring (24 ~6v batteries and control systems - wrapped in coiled wire and aluminum ends)
*. body installation, interior wiring, car audio, gauges and interior finishing
This is a hands on project. Participants can join us and share their knowledge, opinions and ask questions. We will be working on many different areas of the rat rod build.
This will be a record setting event.
This is the nations first all electric rat rod, built by students (Scouts), using wind and solar for part of it's power.
201 Bloomingotn Road
Fort Snelling MN, 55111 United States
PO Box 48856
Coon Rapids, MN, 55304 United States