Link to the slide:  Bike-Trailer-Design

Ken Patton presented the Pontiac Robotics Team’s design for a 4-child trailer to be used in the club’s proposed 3-day bicycle tour from Lansing to Hamtramck via Proud Lake and Greenfield Village next summer. A mentor with GM Powertrain sponsored FIRST robotics teams in Pontiac since 1997, Ken used the design challenge as CAD practice for the team last December. After the intense January to April robotics season ended, one of the students asked him about it.

So Ken presented a design proposal for a highly visible bike trailer (it looks like a Curved Dash Oldsmobile from the side) capable of carrying 500 pounds. With refinement of the trailer design, this could become a rolling vacation competition combining recreation, history and inexpensive travel.