Expedition # 5 - Alternative Energy Cohort

Words & photos - Dewi W.

We started off the day bright and early in the Art Room on the 3rd floor of Crofthall. We watched videos regarding Teslas, lithium batteries and super connectors. The videos explained the current progress in automated cars and the current upgrade in Tesla cars with Tesla Autopilot.

We then headed upstairs to continue building our wind turbines. After putting together the final pieces of the top of our turbine, we were done! But just before we got to actually putting the wind turbine atop the roof. We took a short break to the parking lot to see an actual Tesla Model X. An amazing feat of technology and the automation industry. After viewing and being within this phenomenal car, we took all of our pieces to the roof to begin construction. However, we didn’t quite get to see the turbines in full effect as we were missing a BB to allow the fins to spin. Then we went down to the science classroom to figure out the transfer of energy between the wind turbine and an actual battery that could hold the energy. Before we knew it, the day was over and many hopped in cars or walked over to the boarding house. All in all, it was a great day for renewable energy.