Fabrication Virginia : SEV : Spherical Electric Vehicle : Making In Motion

Fabrication of a Spherical Electric Vehicle (SEV) in Virginia. Built on an up-cycled used electric wheelchair.

The Sphere has been in use at the IX Art Park in Charlottesville Virginia for a little over a year. Tinkersmiths Makerspace originally unveiled this during its first year with the Levitt Concert Series. We offered rides during most of the concerts as the sphere can hold up to six people at a time. The beta version known as the Spherical Cubical Arc Reactor is now being decommissioned and converted into a park bench. A second reengineered version is currently under production. They are rather large and not nearly as efficient for scooting around town as the Dorkpod. However they are super great fun for even venues or places with large open spaces.

Tinkersmiths Makerspace in View
Tinkersmiths Makerspace in View
SEV Spherical Electric Vehicle Project Page
SEV : Spherical Electric Vehicle
Spherical Electric Vehicle in Shop
Spherical Electric Vehicle in Shop
SEV With Curved Bench Seat
SEV With Curved Bench Seat
Globe in the Sunshine
Globe in the Sunshine
Lowering Sphere Onto Drive System
Lowering Sphere Onto Drive System
Sphere Soft Underbelly Exposed
Sphere Soft Underbelly Exposed
SEV Prepping the Drivetrain
Prepping the Drivetrain
Sphere Tilted for Painting
Sphere Tilted for Spray Painting
Sphere Landing Pod Arm Attached
Sphere Landing Pod Arm Attached
Swing Arm Bike Shock Suspension
Swing Arm Bike Shock Suspension
Sphere Swing Arms with Bike Shocks
Sphere Swing Arms with Bike Shocks
SEV Prototyping Early Stage Legs
SEV Prototyping Early Stage Legs
Friends of IX Art Park
Friends of Ours and IX Art Park
Upside Down Sphere
Upside Down Sphere For No Reason
Priming Spherical Electric Vehicle
Priming Spherical Electric Vehicle
CNC Bench Seat Supports for SEV
CNC Bench Seat Supports for SEV
A Sphere With A View
A Sphere With A View
Sun Clouds Though Hexastar Center
Sun Clouds Though Hexastar Center
Spherical Electric Vehicle Top View
Spherical Electric Vehicle Top View
Before Curved Group Seating Fabricated
Before Curved Group Seating Fabbed
Installing Inner Rib Center Connector
Installing Inner Rib Center Connector
Hexaribs on Spherical Structure
Hexaribs on Spherical Structure
Brian Williford of PEV Labs CNC Hat
Brian Williford of PEV Labs CNC Hat
Sanding Hexastar Framing Gusset
Sanding Hexastar Framing Gusset
Spherical Vehicle Framing Assembly
Spherical Vehicle Framing Assembly
Spherical Vehicle Framing Assembly
Spherical Vehicle Framing Assembly
CNC Milling SEV Spherical Electric Vehicle
CNC Milling Spherical Electric Vehicle
CNC Milling of Sphere Vehicle
CNC Milling of Sphere Vehicle
Cad 3D Model for Spherical Vehicle Concept
Cad 3D Model for Spherical Vehicle
Fabrication Skills Involved