Saturday, May 25, 2013

Teens build electric car powered by Twitter, Facebook posts

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For this year's project, #Minddrive decided to set a higher bar by challenging the students to build a car powered by tweets and Facebook posts.  In the past several years, Minidrive has converted three other vehicles to EV, then taken them on cross-country drives.

Starting with a busted 1967 Karmann Ghia, the 21 students from five Kansas City-area schools stripped the car to the bare metal, then rebuilt it, swapping the original Volkswagen engine for a lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor.

All you have to do is a random act of kindness and hashtag #minddrive on Twitter in all your tweets.

NOW WE NEED YOUR SOCIAL VOICE TO FUEL US FROM K.C. TO D.C., WHERE WE HOPE TO DRIVE CHANGE IN EDUCATION. Check the Social Watts