Instructor Workshops

Prepare to bring The Switch Lab to your class.

The Switch Lab Instructor Training

You’ll build the Switch EV as a team, including instruction on design and construction, component training, basic electricity, wiring and mechanics.

 

What to Expect

Experience The Switch Lab™ the same way your students will – learning, building, testing, and then driving the finished Switch EV as a complete project-based learning process. This training is appropriate for teachers from all disciplines – Auto Shop, Engineering, Physics, Robotics, Maker, and more.

Approved for 32 California CE hours
  • Comprehensive electric vehicle science and technology instruction.
  • Learn about EV components.
  • Lecture in the morning; build a Switch EV in the afternoon.
  • Lectures are actual curriculum designed for discussion.
  • Demonstrations and lab projects.
  • Lecture notebook, additional sources of material and class projects are included.

4-Day Workshop Cost: $1995
Add 1/2 Day Lithium Training: $2245

Upcoming Workshop Dates

december

16decAll Day19Pasadena City CollegePasadena City College, 1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

january

06janAll Day09Santa Ana CollegeSanta Ana College, 1530 W 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706

24janAll Day27Victor Valley CollegeVictor Valley College, 18422 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, CA 92395

27janAll Day30Switch Vehicles, IncSwitch Vehicles, 380 Morris Street (Suite B) Sebastopol, CA 95472

march

23marAll Day26Switch Vehicles, IncSwitch Vehicles, 380 Morris Street (Suite B) Sebastopol, CA 95472

april

21aprAll Day24Location, TBDLocation, TBD

may

18mayAll Day21Switch Vehicles, IncSwitch Vehicles, 380 Morris Street (Suite B) Sebastopol, CA 95472

june

08junAll Day11Location, TBDLocation, TBD

july

13julAll Day16Switch Vehicles, IncSwitch Vehicles, 380 Morris Street (Suite B) Sebastopol, CA 95472

august

27augAll Day30Location, TBDLocation, TBD

4-Day Workshop Schedule

Workshop Hours: 8:30AM – 5:30PM

Day 1

Introductions
EV Intro and Overview
Discuss Batteries

MORNING BREAK

BMS Lecture
BMS Components
Start Balancing Charge

LUNCH

Chassis Build
Intro to Switch Install:
Floor
Swing Arm
Trailing Arms
Spindles
Shock Absorbers
Pedal Assembly
Rear Brake Line
Wheels
Discussion: Maintenance Adjustments
Brake Fluid Options
Review

Day 2

Review Prior Day Q & A
Managing the class
Contactors and Relays

MORNING BREAK

Circuits Watts & Wire
Design Circuit
Relay Exercises

LUNCH

Chassis Build
Install Components in Vehicle:
E-Brake & Switch
Brake Sender
Running Lights
Head Lights
Wiring Looms
Steering Shaft & Wheel
Bleed Brakes
Review

Day 3

Review Prior Day Q & A
EV Components

MORNING BREAK

EV Battery
Q & A
Examine Switch Wiring
High Voltage
Control Box
BB Wiring

LUNCH

Chassis Build
Low Voltage Wiring
Assemble:
Dash Board
LV Wiring Panel
Control Box
Install Dash in Switch
Mount Motor on Swing Arm
Mount Sprockets
Mount Chain Tensioner
Mount Chain guard
Review

Day 4

Chassis Build
Front Battery Box Charger & Shunt
Install LV Panel
Cycle Analyst
Connect Dash and LV
Install Batteries & BMS
Install Control Box
Install Seat & Seat Belt

LUNCH

Connect Control Box to:
Battery Box
Motor
Rear Light wiring
Low Voltage Panel
Review
Discuss and Perform start-up routine
Continue Building and Installing Seats, Running lights etc.
Front end alignment
Test Drives

Training to become a Certified Switch Lab Workshop Instructor includes two additional workshop days. Contact Us for information.

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