Sakeric Lester Capstone
In my Capstone, I worked with Idris. Our goal was to create a watered-powered go-kart at first, but we changed it to a solar-powered electric go-kart. I originally chose this idea on my own and we eventually teamed up to complete it. I chose this because a go-kart has been done in my school, but it was electric and we wanted to try a different approach. In the process of making our go-kart, we first had to learn about how cars work and basically a lot about what does what in a vehicle. We took a lot of knowledge from articles and videos teaching us about how to make a go-kart and how it works. These videos also taught us about what’s the cheapest route and ways to make it easier on ourselves because our first goal was to make a water-powered go-kart, but that’s way too hard and it was expensive. The engine we needed started at 10,000 dollars and making the engine would’ve taken too much time out of us. Our product, which is the go-kart is fully functional and solar-powered, so it will never die and charges itself. We learned a lot about this project. It was more of a journey. A lot of weeks went by, where we were stuck in the same stage, but go through it. We learned time management and other things that can help us in the future and I’m proud that we finished it.