Electric Bicycle, Electric Drive Test Unit
The electric bicycle test unit will be used to test parts of the solar thermal car drive system. It is currently being built using an existing bike and bolt on battery and motor. The bike will be used extensively to travel around our city of La Paz Mexico. I will be recording data on the Arduino to find out how much power is being used and how well the speed control and low voltage cut off are working. I will be testing the large battery bank of the solar thermal car by using each smaller battery pack for a few days. This will give me real data on the health of each smaller battery pack.
Also when I start producing electricity in the test units I can use this to charge the batteries and test my charging system. I can then ride the bike using solar thermal power.