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Drill Powered Carts 1

Our team, along with Drill Powered Carts A have built a fully functioning, energy-efficient, and sustainable vehicle, which will be powered by a single electric power drill. By doing this, each team hopes to not only show people that electric-powered transportation is possible, reliable, and easy but, whose cart is the best. The two teams will face off in an endurance race to see which cart can make the most laps around a race track at the University of Rochester River Campus. This will show which team has the most optimized mechanical design.

Team Members

Christina Kersten
Majd Ismail
Skylor Jamison
Bryce Grant


Besides being just a competitive race to see which team created the better cart, the drill-powered cart teams also hope to address several different environmental issues, especially ones concerning renewable resources and renewable energy, which is becoming more and more relevant each day.

Race Track


Creation of the body on ShopBot
Race start
Video of portion of race

Interactive CAD Model


The team would like to thank Professor Muir for his guidance throughout the process. We would also like to thank Mike Pomerantz, Jim Alkins, and all the ME 205 TAs for their knowledge during the manufacturing process.