Carbon Fiber Testing

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We have been testing carbon fiber panels that we purchased from ACP Composites. We plan to use their pre-made carbon fiber-honeycomb panels for more consistent material performance, and to avoid unnecessary labor. Here are some of the tests we have … Read More

Recent Happenings

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The old structural ribs have mostly been removed from the body. All that’s left is to get the surface flat again. The electrical team has been working on getting car telemetry set up so we can see the car’s stats … Read More

Out With the Old, Part 2

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Last weekend, we continued the process of removing the old structural ribs. We used a dremel this time to get a little closer cut, still without damaging the body of the car. In the video below, taken earlier during the … Read More

Out With the Old

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We had our first work session of winter quarter last Saturday. The goal of the work session was to coarsely cut out the ribs (our term for the carbon fiber panels that make up the frame of the car). First, … Read More

Visit from Dan

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This weekend, we got a special surprise as Dan Cornew, one of our team’s recent alumni, came to visit. Dan is part of the Northwestern Class of 2011, and was a key member of the solar car team while he … Read More

Hello Again to SC6

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In this Sunday’s work session, the freshman recruits received some more advanced training specific to their intended role on the team. Here, Chris is walking recruits through an electronics tutorial: While that was happening, a group of us went and … Read More

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