Sunday, May 1, 2011

Updates and changes:

to the world,
This blog and our visual presence is going to change in the near future, our team of students are working hard creating new structure and organization. Keep posted to see these changes, and to follow how our team is working together to show the world how design can win trophies and inspire people to work together to accomplish goals.

Monday, April 4, 2011

below are pictures of our buggy before the great race, starting in the pallet and the onto the scale for the judges to inspect.

below are some pics from our visit to Huntsville AL for the "NASA Great Moon Buggy Race" the venue is quite impressive and a real treat to walk around with so much cool history just staring you in the face. We have 100's of pics and this is just a small sample of what we saw.

Painting and finish work for the buggy

With the final hours counting down (6hrs) the buggy was given a full chassis upgrade with a new coat of paint including: Primer, Metallic Base Coat, and Clear here are some pictures for you all to enjoy as you can see the paint did not come out perfect and I was a can short and did the best I could with what I had.

Monday, March 28, 2011

some final pics before our trip south to compete at the Great Moon Buggy race, as you can see we will be arriving with a fresh paint job and graphics. We have made some great strides as a team and the refinements to our buggy, by adding better steering and a custom diff with frt disc brakes all pulled together with a custom paint job.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New parts and inspiration

to the world, below are the first of new parts we have been working on. You can see some of the process we have used to build these parts, we have an amazing team working on this project with a wide range of talents and abilities. A 1st for the team is to have a number of members who are sophmores and freshman who have limited access to the shops, they have added much value to the team to help get this project done on time.


Below are some pics of the materials we used for our build:


We thought it might be good to show some pics of the shop we use to build our Moon Buggy. As you can see no CNC machines, or Modern tech every part on our buggy is done by our team with manual machining tools, all the joints are braised or welded.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Prep for 2011 season:

With winter session over, the new team is up and running. At this point Feb 28 2011 we have less then 1 month to finish our new buggy and test all it's new features before we ship to AL for the Competition. I will be posting current pics this week and a full list of current work and projects we are involved in.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Final crit for wintersession:

final crit for our the sample buggies we have been working on this past winter, this year is a very exciting year as we are getting a large number students involved on many different levels

Monday, February 7, 2011

Team "BIG ONES" pics from the crit, this buggy is based on short wheel base min folding and as light as possible. tell us what you think?

The class has been split into 3 teams, and each team is making 1/4 scale models complete with drivers and working systems. below are some quick pics of how the teams are pulling together and what they are making.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

the Buggy continues

After going down to NASA last year and placing 3rd, we returned the next year with 3 students from the original team still in the dept who were seniors. The pictures below are from when we started to work on the buggy again. as you can see in the process we found some broken parts and started working on ways to make it better.