Presenting our Flickr page!

A little side project I’ve been working on recently is uploading all of our team’s old photos to a flickr account. Click here to go to it. I’m almost done with it–I still have some nuNergy and SC5 photos to upload, but there’s already a massive amount of content there, …

Toolboxes from Festool

We got 5 sets of brand-new Systainer toolboxes from Festool, a manufacturer of high-quality power tools. These toolboxes will allow us to work more efficiently by enabling us to be more mobile and organized. Because the toolboxes are mounted on wheels and can be securely stacked on top of each …

Foam from General Plastics

NUsolar would like to extend a thank-you to General Plastics for their generous donation of high-temperature, high-density foam. General Plastics is a leading supplier of high-density polyurethane foam to the aerospace, construction, marine, and other industries. Our General Plastics foam is currently being machined into plugs which will allow us …

Foam Plug Machining

Over winter break, we sent the foam we got from General Plastics to be machined into plugs at Advanced Pattern Works in St. Louis. A plug is basically a life-size “template” of a part (in this case, our solar car), which is used in composites manufacturing. APW is machining the …