Friday, December 5, 2014

Week 11 update

 We talked with Zealy and he wants to run all of the lights, two-four laptops, a projector and some microscopes.The estimated wattage is around 650 watts per hour. Adding 150 watts as a safety takes our max wattage to 800. Using this we get a price of around $200 per hour to run off of battery.

Week 11

 We are meeting with Zealy later today to plan what we are going to do and what he expects of the solar bus. We have also started researching on what options we have for the bus.

Week 10 Update

 Brandon and I met with Zealy and it is official, the solar bench is dead, long live the solar bus. We scheduled for a tour of the water bus on Monday. The bus is in a rough condition, one of the generators does not work and the paint is in rough condition.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Mr. Zealy has inquired about changing my senior project, It will be fully funded by FERN and will involve making a folding solar array for the water bus.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Week 10

  • Lumber has been bought for the bench, I need to bring it in.
  • I still need to order the Solar panel and batteries
  • Go over the first four pages of the proposal draft and work on another page.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Week 9 update

This week was interesting, Wednesday I met with Mr. Zealy and he said that I could get parts of my project funded by FERN. Page 3-4 of the proposal has been drafted and I could not start building the bench.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 9 goals


  • Buy all the lumber by Wednesday.
  • Work on page 3-4 of proposal
  • start building bench