Another school year came to an end! We thought it’s a good time to share an update on the NUsolar team’s status and goals for the upcoming year. FSGP 2018 Due to logistical issues, we haven’t been able to receive … Read More
Overall Progress This Fall quarter was very exciting for NUsolar. As the FSGP approaches, we are getting closer to completing Seven, our 7th generation car. Most notably, Seven had her first day outside last November during a successful rolling chassis … Read More
SC7 Array Design Review Frank Wang Why did we need to redesign the array? The FSGP regulations have changed. Previous regulation: 6m2 Array No Supplementary Array Current regulation: 4m2 Array 2m2 Supplementary Array SC6 Array Design SC6 was made using … Read More
Updates from the Mechanical Team Aero shell mold design We finished the design of our aero shell molds. They CAD files will be sent to the manufacturer this week and the molds should arrive in around four weeks Aero shell … Read More
Updates from the Mechanical Team A promising alternative found for the Aeroshell: Pink panther foam A Chicago-based company Low-risk and timely process Steering wheel prototype Rolling Chassis completion scheduled for November 4th Updates from the Electrical Team Solar Cell Array … Read More
Yesterday, July 3rd, 2017, marked the first day of FSGP 2017. It was a busy day that was spent primarily on fixing up SC6 in the hopes of passing scrutineering as early as possible. While NUsolar still has yet to … Read More
by Tom O’Donnell NUsolar members David, Andrew, and Crystal are working on completing the aerodynamic shell of the team’s new car, SC7. They are using WinCNC software to cut ten 3’ x 7’ white sheets of Ultra Plus, which is composed … Read More
Here is the Winter Quarter Newsletter. Happy spring!
by Tom O’Donnell The National Association of Engineering announced in early January that the 2017 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education will be awarded to Julio M. Ottino, dean of the McCormick School of Engineering … Read More
Here is the Fall Quarter newsletter. Stay warm!