HELP MY TEAM “VISHWARACERS BAJA” FROM VISHWAKARMA INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, PUNE BUILD AN ELECTRIC ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
TEAM VISHWARACERS BAJA is the E-Baja student team from VIIT, Pune. We are a group of engineering students from the Mechanical and Electronics domains working on an electric all-terrain vehicle race car. We design, manufacture and test our own ATV with our innovative inputs to participate in various design competitions like SAE BAJA, MEGA ATV, CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS, ATVC and aspire to participate in international events too.
We are working on things which are not part of our curriculum, hence we study the necessary subjects in addition to our subjects and implement things practically.
The total funds that we need to build the vehicle would be 7L. Part of the funds come from the college. We still face a shortfall of 3.5L INR.
Through this crowdfunding campaign, I and my other team members aim to raise INR 3.5L or more. So please continue to fund my campaign even if I get past my individual goal of INR 11000.
The more funds we collect, the more sophisticated material and equipment we can use. This will enhance our chances of winning competitions in the future.
OUR CAR ON THE TRACK
The team is participating for the first time in an electric all-terrain vehicle event. Learning has motivated us and we are ready to overcome our shortcomings and build the best all-terrain electric vehicle in India.
Starting from the scratch, we designed every domain of this car and we are proud to announce that we have cleared the Virtual round of SAE E-Baja which took place at Chitkara University, Punjab.
Just a good idea doesn’t make a plan successful as it needs proper implementation. To implement things capital is the most important variable but difficult to generate. We are doing this crowdfunding campaign on FuelADream as we are sure it will help us generate the necessary funds. We are in the stage of manufacturing the car and we are falling short of funds.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
We are Team VISHWARACERS BAJA consisting of 40 members working in the team with an aim to manufacture the Electric all-terrain vehicle from scratch. We have cleared the Virtual round for the event and now are at the manufacturing stage.
We design all the subsystem of the vehicle on cad software and then after FEA analysis, the manufacturing of the component is done. After manufacturing the total assembly of the vehicle is completed.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is Manas Kulkarni and I am a 20 -year-old aspiring engineer, studying in the 3rd year at the VIIT, Pune. I am part of team Vishwaracers Baja. I am the head of the team in charge of the brakes.
We have cleared the first stage of this competition and we have qualified for the main event. This campaign is very important for me and my team members as the funds will enable us to build a good performance electric car and secure a good position in the main event. I am raising an amount of INR 11,000. The more funds we get will obviously help in making a good performance car. Please fund my campaign generously.
The total cost of our project is around 7L excluding transportation and stay. Although our institute provides us with some funds, the amount required to build the Electric all-terrain vehicle is substantially more. Through this crowdfunding campaign, we are aiming to raise a big part of the total amount. We want to raise 3.5LINR or more. We assure you that funds raised by crowdfunding will be used judiciously and as mentioned below. The raised funds will help us upgrade our performance and take our over to a whole new level and win this competition.
Electronics is the heart of our ATV. A part of the funds raised will be used in buying a new electric kit which will increase the efficiency and performance of our ATV. A solid design is also a must for a solid performance. Hence, some of the amounts will be used in the fabrication of our chassis. We design, manufacture and test our own ATV with our innovative inputs. So, this will help us in discovering new hardware and technologies and in building prototypes for testing of our electric all-terrain vehicle
MAKING OF CAR - VIDEO
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology (VIIT) was established in 2002 by Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust (BRACT), Pune, Maharashtra, in order to produce engineering graduates capable of accepting challenges in the new environment of technical advancements. During the past sixteen years, VIIT has developed into an institute recognized amongst a few top-ranking engineering colleges in Pune, Maharashtra, India and is certified as ISO 9001:2015 certified institute. VIIT also received NAAC accreditation with 'A' grade in the year 2016. VIIT was awarded as ‘Outstanding Engineering Institute West Zone’. In surveys conducted by various agencies like Competition Success Review, Times, Career 360 Magazine, etc, VIIT is always a few top positions.UGC, the State Government, as well as SPPU, has conferred Academic Autonomy to VIIT from Academic Year 2017-18.
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