Some team memorabilia is currently sitting in the main entrance of the Northwestern University Library, as part of their “Choices: Alternative Cars, Alternative Fuels” exhibit. There are also books about alternative-energy vehicles, and one of the TVs is playing some of our race footage. It was a bit of a surprise to walk into the [...]
Archive for May, 2012
We picked up our newly thermoformed bubble today from Profile Plastics today, and it looks wonderful! They even made us 3 parts, so now we can make the 3 passenger solar car we’ve always dreamed of! Thanks so much to Ray Mehta, Steve Murrill, and all the folks at Profile who made this happen. They [...]
Do you have a vision for what our upcoming solar car should look like? Use the template of our car here: http://i.imgur.com/tUlpE.jpg, and draw it out! Or, just describe it in text. Either way, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take a look. Thanks, we look forward to seeing your ideas! (Do not draw on [...]
The team would like to thank Porteous Fastener Company for their contribution of bolts! These will come in handy as we continue assembling our new car. Porteous Fastener Company is a leading distributor of fasteners based in the west coast, which strives to offer excellent customer service.
We have completed both the top shell and bottom shell of our upcoming car! The process of doing carbon fiber layups on our molds and taking our molds to Precision Quincy to be cured in their industrial oven took 6 days. We did the very first layups on the top shell Thursday night, and the [...]