Northwestern Solar Car Team working on its new generation car

[slideshow_deploy id=’2505′] In Northwestern Mechatronic Design Laboratory, the Northwestern Solar Car Team (NUsolar) won’t miss one workshop on Saturday even when snow and cold temperature hit the city. On Jan 23rd, team members worked on their individual projects with help from teams’ leads, while a small team of people are …

New Team Photo and Testing Trip

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members this year. We have about 20 people on the team this year, and all of them are already engaged in design projects for SC7. We have also been participating in many events around campus, including the recent Homecoming …

NUsolar Returns for Fall Quarter 2015

It’s a new year at Northwestern, and new years bring new friends, new challenges, and new cars. This year NUsolar will be designing our seventh solar car as well as preparing SC6 for its final and long-awaited race. We will be increasing our involvement in outreach and publicity events, with …

NUSolar Back In Action For Winter Quarter!

NUSolar is back in action for Winter Quarter! Last Quarter, NUSolar hit 80% of its project milestones, surpassed its expectation of grant funding, and found a new sponsor. This quarter, we aim to work on the SC6’s Steering Wheel Board, Driver Control board, among other items. So far, the SC6 …

Sunday Excursion in SC6

As the final weeks of the school year wrap up, we have finlly begun to seriously test SC6. On Saturday, following our weekly work session we took the car out on the first on-road excursion that it has been on in three years–top shell and all. The car performed very …

Back on the Road

NUSolar is back on the road (almost)! After a long and cold winter quarter, the sunshine is greatly appreciated by both SC6 and the rest of the team. Over the past four weeks we have had the car out and about under its own power several times. Work on the …