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Design of an Electric Scooter Drivetrain

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dc.contributor.advisor Steven B. Leeb. en_US Carlson, Andrew T., S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US 2012-10-26T19:01:34Z 2012-10-26T19:01:34Z 2012 en_US 2012 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2012. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 33). en_US
dc.description.abstract Professor Steven Leeb teaches Power Electronics Lab, which teaches the fundamentals of power electronic systems and has students build their own motor controllers. As a fun way to test these student built motor controllers, Professor Leeb has been using large go-karts built specifically for the class. However, these go-karts are large, heavy, and difficult to maintain. Professor Leeb recently acquired a number of production stand-up electric scooters with the intention of replacing the aging gokarts. To enhance the educational value of the scooters, Professor Leeb wanted them heavily modified to allow students to explore the effect of gearing on electromechanical systems. Furthermore, the scooters were modified to incorporate a modular motor mounting system, allowing students to easily switch out different motor models, including brushed and BLDC motors. This thesis details the design and construction of the scooter transmission and motor mount. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Andrew T. Carlson. en_US
dc.format.extent 33 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
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dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Design of an Electric Scooter Drivetrain en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 813047765 en_US

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