Suspension Components

We recently received the suspension components we redesigned. HyTech Spring and Manufacturing in Plainwell, MI machined them for us. Here’s an overall view of the front mount plates. The plates now have curves on the tabs to distribute stress that we had difficulties machining in-house previously. We also received some new …

GM Foundation donation

We’d like to thank the General Motors Foundation for their recent support of our team! Here’s an overview of the GM Foundation’s charitable activities, as shown on their website: “Since its inception in 1976, the General Motors Foundation is dedicated to giving back to communities across the country. Over the …

Final Fall Meeting

It’s that time of year. Classes are over, finals are here, and we wrapped up our last solar car meeting for fall quarter this past Saturday. While not a lot of work was done on the car itself this quarter, we have accomplished much in terms of planning for 2014. …

NU Solar Team 2013

Today we had our first ‘real’ work session of the 2013 year (the last two were just introductions and cleaning out the Autobay for inspection). Everybody is jumping right into projects so that we can get the car road-ready before the first snows come. High on our priority list of …

Project Pumpkin 2013

This past Thursday, the NU Solar Team participated in its first ever Project Pumpkin. We set up a table at the Norris Student center and served up a Halloween-themed STEM activity (and candy, of course) to kids from the greater Evanston area. We gave them pretzels and marshmallows and they …

Suspension and rollcage

Sorry we haven’t been posted updates in a while, but lately we’ve been working on heat-treating and installing our rollcage and suspension components. We should have a rolling chassis very soon!

Thanks to The Young Engineers for Grommets!

We’d like to thank The Young Engineers for their support in the form of grommets! The Young Engineers manufactures grommets, fasteners, and latches for composite materials, specializing in the aerospace industry. We are using their grommets for almost every mounting point and cable pass-through on our car. These grommets from …