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 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.
At the Workshop School the car we are making is different from others and is unique in its build. First off it's a special electric car unlike any other, and it's being built by teenagers with no experience working on cars. For most people that's a scary thought but we have some really good people leading us.
The EVX Team's main project for 2014 is the construction of the new Factory Five 818 as our latest competition car.
Philadelphia area journalist Jason Fagone became interested in the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE before most of the world had heard about. Shortly thereafter he visited the West Philly Hybrid X Team at our shop.