Inspecting the brushes and windings of our one year old 5.5 hp DC motor
Today, we inspected the brushes and windings of our one year old 5.5 hp DC motor.
Installing new aerodynamic windshield and test driving the car
Today, we accomplished two primary tasks: 1) fabricated and installed the new aerodynamic windshield 2) provided all the students and advisors a chance to drive the car
Final dashboard wiring cleanup and new steering rack
Today, we accomplished two primary tasks: 1) final dashboard wiring clean up 2) admired the awesome job that Mark Rose did of heavily modifying an old Fiat steering rack to have a center pinion and fit into our car
Completing the dashboard ergonomics upgrade
Today, we completed the dashboard ergonomics upgrades that we had started last week.
Updating the dashboard ergonomics
Today, we accomplished two primary tasks: 1) updated the dashboard ergonomics 2) created a better lifting support and closure mechanism for the controller cabinet
Presenting to the Fort Worth Section of IEEE
Today, we had the awesome honor of making a presentation to the Fort Worth Section of IEEE, who showed an amazing amount of interest in what our kids were learning through the CCA Solar Car club and provided significant encouragement and financial support. We are deeply grateful for the inspiration and support that you provided to our team. They left with a better sense of the curiosity and design approach that engineers bring to real world needs and opportunities.
Developing The Trailer Tie Down System
Today, we accomplished two primary tasks: 1) completed the trailer repairs and developed a tie down system for the solar car 2) allowed all of the other team members and advisors to test drive the solar car
Finishing Up Mechanical Upgrades & Test Driving The Car
Today, we accomplished three primary tasks: 1) finished up most of the mechanical upgrades to the car 2) repaired and sealed floor for the trailer 3) began limited test driving of the car