Team Electric Vehicle
Lakshay Balasubramani, Harry Thidemann, Sujith Atluri, Paolo Cima, and Shreenhidity Atluri added an Oooga horn, a back-up camera, and LED light strips to a mobility vehicle.
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Lakshay Balasubramani, Harry Thidemann, Sujith Atluri, Paolo Cima, and Shreenhidity Atluri originally set out to make an electric skateboard. However, the idea of creating something that could improve someone’s life proved more compelling.

Balasubramani talked about a friend’s grandmother who had once been a vital part of his life. After an accident, she was confined to a wheelchair. Making life more fun for someone, like his friend’s grandmother, was a purpose that resonated.

Moriarty drove to Hartford, Connecticut to pick up the team’s most important component: a donated mobility scooter found on Craig’s List. Then, they added an Oooga horn, a back-up camera, and LED light strips. Moriarty opened the presentation by driving the wheelchair through the double doors to the front of the class room with the Ooooga horn sounding.

Date(s): 
2017-06-26 to 2017-08-31
Status: 
Concluded
Project type: 
Engineering Design Workshop