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New Year in Power Drive

The Power Drive Program is an educational effort that challenges high school students to design and build one-person electric vehicles during the school year. In the spring, these teams of students compete with one another at organized . . . read more

April posting for Power Drive

April 30, 2019

  April started with us in a rush to finish the car for our April 6th race.  As of Thursday of that first week, the car was far from ready. The body was not started, wiring incomplete, windows not in place and no . . . read more

March Posting for Power Drive

March 29, 2019

  We started the month by first making a list of the things that still needed to get done by race time. We tried to split the list into 4 and complete those tasks every week. The first week we were on schedule.  We . . . read more

February Blog posting

Power Drive Team | February 27, 2019

  In the first week of February, we worked on the roll cage. It was a challenge getting the angles right for the roll cage support. By the end of that week the roll cage was complete. During the second week, we worked on the . . . read more

January blog post

Power Drive Team | January 31, 2019

This was our first month building our car. We have to share the shop with another class thus we could not use the shop first semester. Originally we were going to have 2 teams building 2 cars; however, many students dropped the class . . . read more

Power Drive for the 18-19 season

We began the 18-19 school year with 16 students and had high hopes for needing two teams and two cars.  Our first semester is always classroom fundamentals, after we get to drive around last years’ car for a while. We learn . . . read more

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