The team on the stage collecting the Eco-Design Award!!
At the Competition
Build up to the Competition
Setting up the steering system
Charlie, one of our team members ready to weld.
Inserting the welded part.
The end of a long day.
Update on Progress
Here are some photos of progress so far- the rear and front chassis' are almost finished and we are currently working on the pivot mechanism to get the two joined together!
Below are a few photos of the prototype Chassis we are making!
Charlie showing off after welding the rear uprights!
Resin Infused Body Panels
Today we practised the infusion for the body panels! Unfortunately we had some problems with the mould we had to use but not to be demotivated, we instead used a dog bowl to at least practise the techniques and process needed! You can see a video of it in action below:
Here's one of our uprights- freshly made! Will have them on our prototype Chassis on Monday!
CAD Sneak Preview
Here's a sneak preview at how the CAD design of the car is coming along!
Below is a video of some of the design work the team have been doing, with Jianghao 'speed' Nan working on some tape drawings. Enjoy!
Shell Eco-Marathon 2012
A bit of a background on the competition for those of you who are new to it!: Streets ahead: students across Europe compete for fuel efficiency on brand new street circuit 26/01/2012
Shell Eco-marathon Europe takes centre stage on street circuit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Imagine designing and building a car to go as far as possible on the least amount of fuel. Sound challenging? More than 3,000 students from across Europe are preparing to do exactly that, putting their driving skills and scientific knowledge to the test on a brand new street circuit designed for the 2012 Shell Eco-marathon.