New EVX Project
The EVX Team has embarked on a new electric adventure!
Taliya Carter, Team Captain identified an awesome new kit to build. It’s Bauer LTD’s very cool Catfish. It’s an American made kit that utilizes components from older Mazda Miatas. We’re coming to trick it out with an extremely powerful electric motor and a cutting-edge battery pack. We’ll keep you posted!
Sports Cars and Food. Nothing Better.
The EVX Team’s beautiful Factory Five 818 logged an astonishing 110 MPG at Watkins Glen in last year’s Green Grand Prix. It was a wonderful experience for the 18 team members who made the trip to upstate New York for the race.
We won’t make it to the Green Grand Prix this year, but we’re going to two other super events where our students will be showing off their work.
110 MPG at the Green Grand Prix
My Experience at the Green Grand Prix was amazing. Seeing our car on the race track at Watkins Glen made me even prouder to be part of the EVX team.
From the White House to Watkins Glen!
Our Annual Dessert Reception is April 8 and we hope you will join us. It's been quite a year. We've been to the White House and the Auto Show. Next up is the Green Grand Prix in April.
The Car Show is almost here
We are working very hard to the 818 ready for the car show. We have much to do and not a whole lot of time. The Philadelphia Auto Show, which is a benefit for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, opens with a Black Tie Affair on January 30. At our regular weekly meeting we created a check list of everything we have to do in the next 20 days. We'll let you know when we get each task completed. We've already set 3 additional meeting times to work on the car. Here's the list:
Getting Ready for 2015
This school year we will be taking the Factory Five 818 car to a wind tunnel outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a car show located in downtown Philadelphia and to the Grand Prix located in the Watkins Glen, NY. As you can see, we have a very busy year.
Meeting President Obama
On June 17, 2014 EVX team members and teachers traveled to Washington, DC for the first ever White House Maker Faire. We had so much fun. The trip was amazing! We took the Factory Five 818 car that we built at school this year. It is an alternative fuel car that gets almost 100 miles per gallon. Our car was parked on the lawn of the White House right outside the Oval Office.
Media Advisory: Students at White House Maker Faire
Students from the Workshop School will be at the first ever White House Maker Faire on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 10:45 AM.
The Workshop School is a project based School District of Philadelphia public high school. The mission of the Workshop School is to unleash the creative and intellectual potential of young people to solve the world's toughest problems.
We Didt It!
We did it!
We finished the 818 before the end of the school year. In fact, we have 2 days to spare. In case you didn't know, we work best under pressure. Here's the story.
Support the Team at Annual Fundraiser
Our Annual Dessert Reception is April 29. We hope you will join us! After all, it's not easy building a car from the ground up, but that's what we're doing. And we need your help.