ASC and Museum of Science and Industry

ASC ended yesterday at Naperville, Illinois after a lot of suspense right at the end. Our car broke down while it was still one and a half hours away from the finish line and had to be towed across a bridge before it was fixed. We made it Naperville with …

Live Blogging from the ASC: Day 5

Wow. What a day. This has not been the smoothest day and it culminated in us not making our checkpoint at Alton, Illinois. We are currently 260 miles away from the stage stop and we need to cover that in about 7 hours. We will be up by dawn tomorrow …

American Solar Challenge: Day 4

12:13 am Day 4 has been NUsolar’s best day so far on the American Solar Challenge. The car worked reliably through the day and we lost very little time to stoppages. We made it to the end of the stage in Rolla, Missouri on time and about 2 hours before …

Live blogging from the ASC: Day 3

12:30 am Phew! What a day! The team just got out of the Governer’s Garden in Jefferson city where we were debugging the electrical system. The day was rather frustrating with the array unwilling to work normally all day. We were rather delayed in getting to our checkpoint and we …

Live Blogging from ASC: Day 2

4:00 pm This is the end of the 2nd day of the race and our trailer has gotten to the end of Stage 1 at the Ramada Inn. The car will probably be here in about half an hour or so. We are currently still ahead of Iowa State and …

Live Blogging from the ASC: Day 1

12:30 pm Still holding 4th place. Trying to get on the radio with Kaohsiung University of Taiwan to see if they are planning to attempt ay pass.Speed limit’s up to 60! Should we go 60? Apparently not. 1:40 pm We just got held up as a result of some electrical …

American Solar Challenge begins!

11:45 am We are now at Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where the America Solar Challenge begins. We are also two team members lighter now. Advisor Dana Comolli and webmaster Michael Scherer have returned to Chicago. Their contributions to the team during FSGP were huge and we will miss them. Hopefully, we …