Find all your DIY electronics in the MakerShed. 3D Printing, Kits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Books & more!

Electrocamino Comp
Electro-Camino 041
DIY Electric El Camino @

The electronic controls engineer from Franksville, Wisconsin, electrified an ‘81 Chevrolet El Camino, a poster child for the darkest days of American automotive design and a car with enough steel to shrug off a collision with a Sherman tank.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. logarex says:

    I’m interesting for what type of engie – AC or DC?
    are you use converter? what voltage?

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      Check the link:

      “A 9-inch series-wound Advanced DC Motors unit pushing 100 horsepower is bolted directly to the three-speed manual gearbox.”