Power Wheels compete in the ATC 500

Power Wheels compete in the ATC 500
Posted on 02/27/2019
The March winds blew a bit early on the sunny afternoon of Feb. 25, as students from Rob Stover’s Telecommunications II class at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) parked their souped-up Power Wheels into a row just inside an alcove of the building. A line of orange traffic cones stretched out a path on the southwest side of the building. These cars represented the finished products of problem-solving and practicing wiring skills.

“We normally include a couple of weeks of low-voltage activity indoors with LEGOs, because the next big project involves DirectTV outdoors,” explained Stover. But instead, this year, he proposed a program he did at Ocean Lakes High School years ago, learning about wiring through fixing up the popular

Fisher Price battery-operated riding toys. The ATC class said they would come up with the vehicles and, sure enough, said Stover, “They split up into groups and found cars through Nextdoor and Craigslist. Some got donated cars. One group bought a brand-new one.”

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