• SEMA 2017 Day 4 Update

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    Like previous days, our team had an early start; at 6:00am our team took Sofie to line up for racing. Even though prototype races started at 9:30am, we lined up early to get near the front of the queue to ensure we would be one of the first to race. Despite our very early wake-up, there were a few teams in front of us in line. In line, we conditioned our fuel cell (similar to how an athlete warms up before a race or game, our fuel cell performs best after having been running for a bit) because it allows the membranes in the fuel cell to become hydrated.

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  • SEMA 2017 Day 3 Update

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    Our team had another early start this morning we lined up Alice at tech inspection at 7:45am to get in at 8:00am, when it opened. We passed with flying colours for most of the stations like Brakes, Safety Belt, Visibility, and Horn. Only the Hydrogen station gave us issues (the start-up cycle wouldn't complete) and so we left tech inspection with 9/10 of our checks completed. Our Fuel Cell team worked diligently all morning to fix the issue. With tech inspection permanently closing at 4:00pm today, our team knows how crucial it is to pass this hydrogen test.

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  • SEMA 2017 Opening Ceremony

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    The team got up bright and early to move both cars to the test track for the competition photos and attend the ecomarathon opening event. Sofie's final technical inspection will soon be underway. More to come

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  • AGM 2016: Incredible Turnout! Also, What to Do if You Missed It

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    We had a massive number of people show up to our AGM! This was our most successful AGM ever with enough people to almost completely fill a big lecture hall in ETLC. Thank you to everybody who came. We hope you join our team and learn valuable skills while building the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the world.

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  • Check Out Our Latest Videos!

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    It's been a good couple of weeks in terms of videos. We released our promotional video for the 2016-17 year and in the same week, the University of Alberta featured us at the Celebrate Teaching, Learning, Research event in a video. We hope you enjoy them! Here's our 2016-17 promo video:

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  • Come out to our AGM!

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    Interested in learning outside the classroom? Gaining hands-on engineering, business, community engagement, or education experience? What about changing the world and making friends while you're at it? EcoCar is hosting its Annual General Meeting to celebrate last year's success, discuss the state of the team, and our vision for the future (of the team and of the world). Here, we will also welcome anyone interested in joining our team and introduce you to some of our team's senior members and learn more about the team.

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  • Day 6 at SEME and DWC 2016 - Climbing the Hill

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    The team woke up early as usual and after their morning chores, headed to the park to finish the work started the previous day. The Mec E’s -  Jerry, Chris P, Chris O and Kent - installed the hall-effect sensor and Nik hooked up his laptop to begin testing. After some fiddling with the code and the GUI, the go-pedal was pushed. An even louder VROOOOOOOOM! We didn’t know if it was possible, but the motor was going faster than yesterday! Hilariously, the noise was loud enough to scare Alex and Nathan quite a bit.

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  • Day 5 at SEME and DWC 2016 – Faster and Louder

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    Day 5 began in high spirits and we were ready for more testing on all fronts. Some brainstorming the previous night had resulted in ideas on how to fix the issues with the fuel-cell system and the motor. For some reason, the fuel-cell controller was turning off during operation and stopping the flow of electricity to the car. We were also ready to install our new motor controller, the Vedder, which had just started working the previous night. We were expecting this to increase the speed of the car with more precise control over the motor.

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  • Days 3 and 4 at SEME and DWC 2016 – We Passed Tech Inspection!

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    Day 3 at the Shell Eco-marathon Europe started bright and early at 6:30 am. We made our way to the paddocks to continue working on the car and to take it to technical inspection for the first time in London. With spot number 20 in the line, we queued up in high spirits which, unfortunately, soon turned to boredom since we needed to wait for a total of four hours before getting into the testing area. One of our more opportunistic members (calling you out Ryan!) even decided to catch up on some much needed sleep inside the car!

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  • Days 1 and 2 at SEME and DWC – Setting up for Success

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    We’re in London for the Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2016 and the inaugural Drivers’ World Championship! The team was greeted with warm weather as most of our members met up and headed to the venue, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. First item on the list – team registration. This is required by all teams attending the competition and is where we get our participant badges, official team number sticker, etc. Two members of our team, Jerry and Harry, joined the immense queue and began the process. Unfortunately, the line was so long that this process took several hours. After finally getting this sorted out, we headed to the paddocks area to locate our designated working spot (paddock) and the big crate containing our car and equipment. We found our spot but couldn’t find our crate. After asking around a little, we were informed that the crate was too heavy to bring

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