Using CATIA's all-in-one, we converted our wind tunnel model into code that we could upload to a vertical mill and started making our wind tunnel model a reality. We also have our first parts of the suspension and in the garage. A huge thank you to Cummins and its Experiment Machining Shop for helping make that possible.
New batteries for Pulsar came in this week. We also added the model roll cage to our model vehicle. The wind tunnel model was finished in CAD but we were not able to manufacture it. Electrical also began working on the code for WCU (Wheel Controller Unit).
This week, everyone learned how to use CATIA for drafting and started preparing to bring material into the Artisan and Fabrication Lab to create parts. The VCU (Vehicle Control Unit), Wheel Controller, and BPS (Battery Protection System) circuit boards were all debugged and made ready to be manufactured. Most importantly, our full size body molds were finished and returned to us.
This is the beginning of an episodic weekly update. After week 1, all of the drawings for the suspension were finished.
Want to learn more about Purdue Solar Racing? We will be having our annual Spring callout on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 7pm in CL50 224. See you there!
Our team had a great time at the Purdue Activities Bonanza talking to prospective students and showcasing our technology to the community! Check out some pictures from the day below.
Purdue Solar Racing would like to thank the Student Organization Grant Allocation (SOGA) Board at Purdue for their generous monetary donation! The SOGA Board endeavors to grant funding for student organizations to provide students with events and programs that enhance student life, allow opportunities for leadership and professional development, promote engagement with the Greater Lafayette community, and create a forum for the exchange of information and ideas. Funding from this grant will be used to purchase materials to begin the manufacturing process for our tenth vehicle, Renatus.