Sometimes even the best and bravest get overwhelmed under a mountain of midterms and assignments and projects. The EcoCar team has been a little lax on letting the outside world know what we’ve been up to, so we’re going to make up for it now that we can see 20 feet in front of us without having to worry about a harrowing assignment. We want to let you know about the progress that’s been made, and about the status of the team. Spoiler Alert: everything is awesome.
A cornerstone of the EcoCar team has become the Saturday work session. Since its inception a year ago, the Saturday work session has grown in popularity and has become something to look forward to. It has also grown into an effort for which the EcoCar executives are very grateful; to see the team members contributing to the team so consistently is what makes the progress we make possible. As a celebration of the team, we decided to prepare a cornucopia of breakfast items for our members. Naturally, this involved pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, juice, and coffee. The team can be seen below enjoying some tasty treats.
The team has made several advancements in the construction of our new car: Alice. Without giving too much away, we have ordered our panels for the aero-shell, made staggering progress by constructing a fuel cell control board, and we’ve selected our motor controller. We’ve also played around with our fuel cell and we’re working on getting our motor spinning, among other exciting developments.
The team has been working very hard over the semester, which is always a trying venture. It is with great pride that we present to you the 2014-2015 University of Alberta EcoCar Team!!