Science Alive! - Goyder Pavilion, Adelaide Showground
5th, 6th and 6th August 2011
as part of "National Science Week"
Open to the public on Saturday
and Sunday and on the preceding Friday, it
was open to school students.
Approximately 24,000 people attended this event over the three
The AEVA was given 18 metres of display which allowed us to
3 cars, 3 electric bicycles, 1 electric motor bike and
1 modified gopher on show.
There was a great deal of interest from the public and many
AEVA brochures and "Next meeting" notices were given out.
Thanks goes to all the AEVA members who helped at the stand
over the three days, plus setting up on the Thursday prior.
We would like to thank the Science Alive! organiser: Brian Haddy of the National Science
Week (SA) committee for this opportunity.
Mic's 2004 Honda CT110 E-Mail "Post-E" EV
Our information desk was very popular...
... but not as popular as Paul's 2002 Lotus
Elise EV Conversion.
I noticed the smart number plate but
where's the engine..?
...here it is - well, electric motor, that is.
Mic's electric bike for sale.
Now, that's tall !
A long view of our display while it was
The front wheel of Richard's electric
bicycle - the motor is in the hub.
Our information desk with Paul and Ethan
(Paul's son) in the background (under our sign). Ethan was a
great help as he was continually on the lookout for the many
"car destroyers" present.
Eric's 1985 Holden Barina EV Conversion on display.
"Engine" bay of Eric's 1985 Holden Barina EV Conversion.
Sunday afternoon was very, very busy!
Marianne and Trevor's 1990 Daihatsu Charade EV Conversion.
"Engine Bay" of Marianne and Trevor's 1990
Our two wheel and small wheel area...
Edward's highly modified gopher - 'Grand
Chris demonstrating the "Battery,
Controller, Motor" process with
Mic's demo board; very popular with the kids.
Turn the control and the motor spins. Queue up!
Budding young scientists !
Hamish was among the many who
tried the demo board. Everyone had to put their fingers in the
paper twirly gig.
Dr Peter Pudney with 'TREV' at the UniSA
stand. TREV is a hand build EV from the ground up which
survived a round the world trip.
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