Solar Car Team Update - For the Week of 1/20/2020

Highlights Of What We Accomplished Since The Last Update

  • Saturday, January 18th

  • CAD Training

  • The CAD training has continued to progress well, with all six enrolled students meeting with Mrs. Davis on Saturday, January 18th.

  • The last regularly scheduled CAD training class is scheduled for Saturday, February 1st

  • Preparation of the team’s required CAD drawings to support the March 1st Solar Car Challenge registration filing will be the next focus.

  • Solar Car Workshop

  • Brian Rush, Shannon Caraway, and Morgan Caraway attended the workshop held at the DFW Marriott and heard a really good presentation on telemetry that was provided by the team captain’s from last year’s Okemos, Michigan team who had won the telemetry award in 2019.

  • We picked up several good ideas for the telemetry system that we are trying to design for our cars this year (see photos below).

  • Sunday, January 12th

  • Team workday at the solar car shop - Jake, Zach, and Ryder met with Shannon and Brian and continued construction on the new car.

  • We were able to develop a template for the new car’s upper instrument panel / front bulk head support structure, cut it out of aluminum, press brake it into the correct shape, and rivet it into place.

  • The overall fit and finish was impeccable! Great job team!


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