Saturday Work-Session: A Team that Eats Together Succeeds Together

The EcoCar team met again last Saturday to continue working on Alice. With the deadline for car completion just around the corner, our members our working hard, day and night (quite literally). After a hectic morning, we decided to take a break for a few minutes, eat some lunch and bond.

Motors Update: Encoders, MOSFETS and Airplane Propellers

You would think that getting a motor to move a car forward would be a fairly straightforward process. Unfortunately, like many things in life, it’s not that simple. This year’s Shell Eco-marathon wrapped up in April 2015. Since then, our motors team has been hard at work trying to get the motor that moves our new car, Alice, to spin smoothly. As it so happens, this particular motor was intended to spin hobby airplane propellers and so there are a few obstacles in the way to say the least.