Smart Moto Challenge (2nd Edition)

Finished 04 / 01 / 2014
€ 2.135
€ 2.000
€ 3.000
74 Backers

Contributing € 5

Feel like one of the team

Thanks in social networks + sticker with team logo

> 24 Backers

Contributing € 20

Visit the team facility

You can visit the site and the laboratory where the bike is assembled. You'll be the first to see how the bike is. Do not miss it! + Thanks in social networks + Sticker with team logo

> 15 Backers

Contributing € 50

Dress like one of the team

You will have a fantastic and exclusive team shirt + thanks in social networks + sticker with our logo

> 13 Backers

Contributing € 100

Explicative sessions

Guided visit to the ETSEIB for a reduced group + Visit to the Smart Moto Challenge lab for an observation and explanation about the (moto designed for the previous edition) + Thanks in social networks + Sticker with team logo

> 00 Backers

Contributing € 150

Try and test the bike

Once the competition is finished, you can test the bike (provided you are over 18 years old and fulfill a number of security measures) + Shirt +Thanks in social networks + Sticker with team logo

> 03 Backers

Contributing € 500

Official sponsor

We will place the logo of your company or institution in prime locations of the bike and helmet + Thanks in social networks

> 00 Backers

Contributing € 1.000

Sponsor VIP

We will place the logo of your company or institution in prime locations of the bike and helmet + Thanks in social networking + You exhibit the bike for a week after the race has finished

> 00 Backers

About this project

Building BRUC02, the new smart urban electric motorbike from ETSEIB-ELISAVA

Needs Material Minimum Optimum
Mechanical components
Essential mechanical components, such as wheels, front fork and handlebars.
€ 300
Electrical wiring of the bike and several sensors
€ 100
Fairing and painting
Material for making the fairing and the corresponding paint
€ 400
Complements and Accessories
Manufacture of the seat, adjusting fenders, grips, levers, etc..
€ 200
Electronic communications modules to make a smart bike that can communicate with mobile devices and a server via GPRS
€ 200
Custom Electronics to energy recovery
Electronic components for the bike to be able to recover energy during braking, to enhance autonomy.
€ 500
Designing a more compact battery, less heavy and more autonomy
€ 300
Needs Task Minimum Optimum
Registration in the competition
500 Euros are needed to enter the competition and participate
€ 500
Team room and board expenses during the race
Team members need financial resources to pay for hosting (low cost camping) and meals during the days of the competition
€ 500
Total € 2.000 € 3.000

General information

A group of university students from ETSEIB & ELISAVA schools will compete in July 2014 in the second edition of the Smart Moto Challenge.

To participate in this competition, they will have to design and build an smart urban electric motorbike and defend their work with the best universities around the world.

A team and a dream, in which engineering and design come together to show the world the great capabilities of our univesity students.

The project takes approximately one academic year, from September to June, and the competition will be during the month of July.

Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.

  • Conceptual design of an electric motorbike (BRUC02), designed for cities, such as Barcelona, for short trips, for example, from home to the School.
  • Design and calculation of all mechanical components
  • Design and calculation of all electrical-electronic components
  • Parts and components manufacturing
  • Assembly of the motorbike
  • Test, validation and tuning
  • Demonstrations during the competition in the city of Barcelona

Why this is important

The project attempts to answer the needs of today's University students in an increasingly technological world, where only the value-added design and engineering may introduce a new product on the market.

The team members acquire some skills and abilities that are difficult to learn in a classroom. Working in multi-disciplinary group is encouraged.

Students can apply all their knowledge of information technology and communications (ICT) in a smart motorbike of the XXI century.

Furthermore, ecology is present in the project, for a better, cleaner and healthier world.

Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

  • Thanks to this crowdfunding campaign, students will pay the mandatory registration (500 Euros) for the competition and this will be the first step to begin this great adventure.

  • In addition, students will have the resources to attend the competition (transportation, lodging and meals).

  • Minimum financial resources will be avalaible to purchase and manufacture small parts and components, as well as to provide the tools necessary to assembly of the bike.

  • A group of sponsors will contribute with the most expensive parts and components (manufacturing of chassis, electric motor, battery).

  • ELISAVA & ETSEIB Schools will provide ​​some contributions for the start of the project, marqueting and project development.

  • The contribution of this campaign will make the dream of the team, build BRUC02.


Team and experience

The schools of ETSEIB and ELISAVA recently participated in the first edition of the Smart Moto Challenge 2013 with the BRUC01, having achieved nothing more and nothing less than second place in the final score, close to the first place:

For the first time participating in this competition it has been a great success as the award "Static Events Winner" for best design was obtained. The challenge was difficult, mainly for timing reasons. In less than six months the students were able to design, build and tune a bike, which design was apreciated by both the jury and the general public. The first edition has shown that it is possible during one academic year to design and manufacture an electric motorbike with guaranteed success.

For the second edition of the Smart Moto Challenge, an office for the staff and a laboratory is already available to mount the bike, as well as previous gained experience.

Is expected to form the team ETSEIB-ELISAVA during the first half of October, to begin work on the project.

The new team will consist of 7 students from UPC and 7 ELISAVA students. Designers, mechanical engineers, electronic, and managerial work in partnership, under the supervision of a teacher and a teacher ELISAVA the UPC.

Although during the first edition was the illusion that allowed success, hope for this second edition a serious team, working with precision and coordination to improve the results of the first edition.

Social commitment

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Affordable and Clean Energy

    Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities

    There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

  • Responsible Production and Consumption

    Responsible Production and Consumption