Car Team Archive

    The "Car Team" is a part of Team Marine. Car Team focuses on the conversion of a 1971 gas powered Volkswagen Beetle into a electric powered vehicle. The Car Team met after school till the late hours of nine thanks to the hospitality of auto shop teacher Mr. Cox. The team members visited schools and taught about climate change, ocean acidification, and the conversion process of the car.

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  • The QuikSCience Challenge winning team’s prize is a week-long trip to Catalina Island. The official description for this trip on the QuikSCience website is: “an expedition for the students and...

    Car Team’s Catalina QuikSCience Award Trip!

    The QuikSCience Challenge winning team’s prize is a week-long trip to Catalina Island. The official description for this trip on the QuikSCience website is: “an expedition for the students and...

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  • Tomorrow at 4 o’clock, Team Marine coach Mr. Kay, along with members Kalon, Ivan, Annie, Cassandra, and Angelina will be loading a boat on our way to Catalina Island. For...

    Catalina Trip

    Tomorrow at 4 o’clock, Team Marine coach Mr. Kay, along with members Kalon, Ivan, Annie, Cassandra, and Angelina will be loading a boat on our way to Catalina Island. For...

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  • Today we moved the car from Santa Monica high school to Gadget’s house! After hours of planning we were able to obtain a tow truck using AAA. Everything went well...

    Moving Out: Update 3/29/12

    Today we moved the car from Santa Monica high school to Gadget’s house! After hours of planning we were able to obtain a tow truck using AAA. Everything went well...

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  • We have successfully installed most of the parts onto the car and connected the wired harness to the respected parts. The Pot Box (a variable resister the converts the motion...

    Car Conversion Update 3/13/12

    We have successfully installed most of the parts onto the car and connected the wired harness to the respected parts. The Pot Box (a variable resister the converts the motion...

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  • The conversion process is gaining speed as the community becomes increasingly aware of the VW beetle. Since the article on the bug was released two weeks ago in the Santa...

    Car Conversion Update 2/29/12

    The conversion process is gaining speed as the community becomes increasingly aware of the VW beetle. Since the article on the bug was released two weeks ago in the Santa...

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  •   A short clip showing the installation part of the conversion process. This is just a preview to keep you updated on our progress in writing and editing the conversion...

    Video conversion preview

      A short clip showing the installation part of the conversion process. This is just a preview to keep you updated on our progress in writing and editing the conversion...

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  • Car Team’s Overview video has finally been completed! This video gives a short summary of what the past few weeks have been like for the team. We have been active...

    Car Team’s on a Roll!

    Car Team’s Overview video has finally been completed! This video gives a short summary of what the past few weeks have been like for the team. We have been active...

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  • Team Marine’s Car Team has been featured in the February 11-12 issue of the Santa Monica Daily Press. This is a great feat as it means that our work is...

    Team Marine in the Newspaper!

    Team Marine’s Car Team has been featured in the February 11-12 issue of the Santa Monica Daily Press. This is a great feat as it means that our work is...

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  •  As of late, the car committee’s top priority has been to complete its lesson plan. Developments in the interactive portion of this project have increased drastically in the past few...

    Car Committee Lesson Plan

     As of late, the car committee’s top priority has been to complete its lesson plan. Developments in the interactive portion of this project have increased drastically in the past few...

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  • The struggle to convert an old Volkswagen Bug into a fully electric car has been a long and hard one. On tuesday, Team Marine members searched for certain types of...

    Electric Car Update

    The struggle to convert an old Volkswagen Bug into a fully electric car has been a long and hard one. On tuesday, Team Marine members searched for certain types of...

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