|Paxterra Electromotive Open Source Designs||
Finally Paxterra and the Photon S3 are located in a dedicated R&D facility. This feels just like a start-up should. Now we need some cash injection to keep the project on track. Kickstarter was a bust on the first try but we will re-launch soon. We did find 13 people willing to help the project and there were hundreds of click throughs from Kickstarter to this website so the whole effort seems worth it at this point.
Having the proper space to carry on this R&D is a key factor in our completion of the powered chassis tests coming in the next month or so. Now it gets really exciting. Stay tuned for the test results.
We have a new Paxterra Associate in Seattle who is joining the effort in Engineering focusing on CAD and the web-based data bank that will enable others to follow and replicate this work under a license agreement from Paxterra. Welcome Eric! The virtual team is growing. Our product champion from Europe will be visiting next week. Things are starting to fall into place. Meanwhile there are still a lot of parts to design and fabricate but the list is nearing an end concerning the rolling chassis and drive train.
Early body panel layout is starting and it is nice to see the curves starting to dominate as the frame is gradually hidden from view. Can't wait to put my foot into it and see what this baby can do.
Carmelo Intersimone is the founder of Paxterra Electromotive.