Dorkpod Beta Assembly : Day 4

Dorkpod Electric Vehicle assembly day four by Tinkersmiths Makerspace. On this day we did the final cage assembly by fitting the ribs and ceiling rings into gussets.

Assembling the Dorkpod Skeleton in Charlottesville Virginia
Assembling the Dorkpod Skeleton. This entails fitting the ribs into gussets.
Dorkpod Guardrail Ribs Assembly
Dorkpod Guardrail Assembly all Four Ribs in Place.
Dorkpod Guardrail Assembly
Dorkpod Guardrail Assembly Lower Rib in Place.
Dorkpod Guardrail ring Painting Purple
Dorkpod Guardrail ring Painting Purple.
Dorkpod  in Charlottesville Virginia
Dorkpod
Top view of Dorkpod floor
Top view of Dorkpod floor, inserting one of the gussets into the pre-cut floor slot.
Dorkpod in Charlottesville Virginia
Three gussets dry fitted into the pre-grooved floor slots.
Gothpod in Charlottesville Virginia
Gothpod floor close up. Colors are yellow, orange and purple.

Dorkpod Beta Assembly : Day 3

Dorkpod Electric Vehicle assembly day three by Tinkersmiths Makerspace. On this day we worked on dry fitting the floor to the drive train, which is a used electric wheelchair.

Milled CNC Aluminum tie Down. Holds Dorkpod on Drive Base Charlottesville Virginia
Dorkpod CNC Milled Aluminum tie Down. Holds Dorkpod on Drive Base.
Dorkpod CNC'ed Pie Slice Flooring Grips in Charlottesville Virginia
Dorkpod Pie Slice Flooring Grips with Sand in Purple Paint for Traction.
Dorkpod Pie Slice Flooring Grips in Charlottesville Virginia
Pie Slice Flooring Grips Dorkpod Beta Version.
CNC Cutting of the Dorkpods and Dorkspheres Floors in Charlottesville Virginia
Cutting Sub-floors on the CNC for Two Dorkpods and Two Dorkspheres.
Dorkpod Floor to Drive Train Fitting in Charlottesville Virginia
Fitting the Sub-Floor to Drive on the Dorkpod Beta Version.

Dorkpod Beta Assembly : Day 2

Dorkpod Electric Vehicle assembly day two by Tinkersmiths Makerspace. On this day we worked CNC Milling the parts from the Fusion 360 design files.

CNC Cutting of Dorkpod plywood parts in Charlottesville Virginia
CNC Cutting of Dorkpod plywood Guardrail Ribs.
Dorkpod  CNC Guardrails in Charlottesville Virginia
CNC Cutting of Dorkpod plywood Guard Rails.
Dorkpod Guardrails on CNC in Charlottesville Virginia
CNC Cutting of Dorkpod plywood Guard Rails.
Dorkpod CNC Side Wings in Charlottesville Virginia
CNC Cutting of Dorkpod plywood Side Wings (Gussets, now 3/4 with some changes").
Dorkpod Primed CNC Side Wings in Charlottesville Virginia
CNC Cut Dorkpod plywood Side Wings Primed (Gothpod Version).

Dorkpod Beta Assembly : Day 1

Dorkpod Electric Vehicle assembly day one by Tinkersmiths Makerspace. On this day we prepped the Autodesk Fusion 360 3D model modifications from the Gothpod Alpha version. We made all the technical changes needed to create the Dorkpod Beta version. Once the 3D model modifications were made we updated the CNC tool paths to generate the G-Code to run the Tinkersmiths large format CNC. Gothpod was all 1/2" ply while Dorkpod is mostly 3/4" ply.

Fusion 360 CAM for Dorkpod CNC Milling of Floor in Charlottesville Virginia
Fusion 360 CAM for Dorkpod Lower Floor Panel CNC Milling
Fusion 360 CAM for Dorkpod CNC Gusset Milling in Charlottesville Virginia
Fusion 360 CAM for Dorkpod Gusset Panels CNC Milling

Images of the original Gothpod Alpha version

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