This was the first chance we really got to ride the bike to its (almost) full potential. The bike is smooth, quiet, well-balanced, all torque and pre...
Step 11: Final Assembly
After we had finished the assembly, we had to wire it up. Within a few hours, we were testing it up and down the parking lot. It really accelerates quickly and we have not tested it for top speed. It is estimated to do better than 50 mph. The controller we used can connect to a PC via a serial (RS-232) cable. With the freeware on their site, alltraxinc.com, you can view statistics in real time, change settings, and adjust the power curve for the throttle.
Bio:A Bay Area native interested in electronics, mechanics, and robotics, and automobiles. Formerly the electronics captain of Team 100 in the FIRST Robotics Competition, I now study Mechanical Engineeri...read more »