Northwestern's Solar Car Team

Solar Car Skeleton Shaped! — NUsolar Mechanical Team Update

Posted by Hangda Zhang on April 26, 2016
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Diving into the fifth week of the spring quarter, the mechanical team started building the SC 7, based on the design developed in this winter. Having hands on machining, welding and polishing, the team is training and growing with the members while a new generation NU solar car is emerging.

Check the video to see great scenes of machining, and the update from the mechanical lead!

Computer numerical control (CNC) machining is another technique the team members applied to accurately and rapidly cut metal parts. Though using machine is convenient in some case, it still took two hours for the CNC machine to almost complete a steering part.

We made a time-lapse video to show you the simulated machining on a software and the real-life machining.

NUsolar Winter Quarter Newsletter (2016)

Posted by Alexander Martin on March 12, 2016
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Check out what we’ve been up to this past quarter. Includes a description of the new frame, outreach events, and a special member interview.


NUsolar visits Dewey Elementary School

Posted by Hangda Zhang on March 05, 2016
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The Northwestern Solar Car Team visited Dewey Elementary School fifth graders in Evanston, on Feb. 26. Showing videos and pictures of solar cars and letting students play with sample materials that are used in the car. Alexander Martin and Ben Donahue, McCormick junior students at Northwestern University, explained how to build a solar car, the challenges solar cars face with and the complicated future of this new-energy-driven type of vehicle.