Team Members- Kevin Benally Kyle Decker Orlando Gutierrez Jesus Hernandez Yun Pei
Orlando Gutierrez- Team Leader- Research, Makes sure things are getting done. Lays out what tasks needed to be completed. Kevin Benally-Pawn - Research, Solar Array, Lights, Charging Circuit Kyle Decker- Research, Any thing mechanical, such as making the steering better, designing the body, suspension, wheels. Jesus Hernandez-Pawn - Research, Solar Array, Lights, Charging Circuit Yun Pei- Research, Battery Management system.
The purpose of this project is to design, construct and test a vehicle that is self- sustaining and capable of running purely off of collected solar energy. The solar car must meet the requirements of the American Solar Car Challenge.
The project goal is to have the solar car ready to compete in the American Solar Car Challenge.
Scrutineering July 6-9 @ Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, NY Formula Sun Grand Prix July 10-12 @ Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, NY American Solar Challenge July 14-21 from Rochester, NY to St. Paul, MN
Fuse, Horn, Brakes, Parking Brakes, Towing Hardpoint, Batteries – Li-Ion- weight 20kg Solar Array- 6.00 Sq. Meters Dimensions- 5 x 1.6 x 1.8 Meters Driver- weight 80 kg, Helmet, Close toe shoes, ballast, cant drive more than six hours.
This is a good senior project because it is a real engineering problem. Touches on mechanical and electrical engineering aspects. Design circuits. Programming Design the car to specifications
Body Design and Construction-December Battery Management system-January. Solar Array-February Dashboard- April Other Stuff: Steering, brakes, wheels Regenerative braking, dashboard, lights, wiring Documentation
Team Entry Form Initial Fee Proof of Insurance Team Participation Agreement Preliminary Vehicle Report Track Fee Vehicle Design Report Road Fee Team Photo Team Data Sheet Individual Participation Agreement Emergency Information Form
Batteries - making sure they dont over charge. May lead to Explosion. Solar Array- Maximizing the exposure to the sun.
Body Design and Construction. E-brake Regenerative braking