Last week we our team was happy to distribute the Official CMR 14e shirt to all members and University friends. We will be proudly wearing our gear throughout the year while we build our electric race car, and at both Lincoln and New Hampshire competitions.
In the meantime many waterjetted parts have been rolling in thanks to Atomatic Manufacturing Co., and we have enjoyed some beautiful Pittsburgh testing days with CMR 57 and 67.
We will be making a rolling chassis push from now until the semester ends, so look out for much more progress to come.
With the arrival of both our chassis and chassis jig this week, the CMR shop has livened up and our full-scale build season officially begins! Expect a speedy build with out Lincoln Electric trained welding team and custom jigging ready to go.
Thanks to our machinists, parts have been rolling off the mills this past week too, with many of our waterjet parts awaiting assembly already onto the chassis.
CMR sends a big thank you to our friends at Misumi and Cartesian for their support.
Being the close-knit racing community we are at CMR, many on the team spent this nice, brisk Sunday morning improving driver skills and developing stronger bonds while karting at PittRace. Although less than 40 degrees outside, we filled the track with CMR drivers and had three great runs. Plus we were back with plenty of time to continue working on finalizing our new electric car’s design too!
With all our material beginning to flow in for machining we’ve needed to pull out the big guns to handle it all. Thank you to Alcoa for all the aluminum!
As part of their annual high school day, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) brings dozens of local HS students to CMU to introduce them to science and technology related fields. This year, CMR was invited to participate to help demonstrate real-world engineering, and we were happy to participate!
The students were very energetic about the project and really enjoyed touring our Garage and experiencing engineering first hand We hope these future college students will look to engineering in their career path.
Carnegie Mellon was excited to participate in UPitt’s annual car show this past weekend. CMR 57 was on display next to many classic and new performance vehicles on a beautiful Pittsburgh day.
Lincoln and Loudon here we come!
For the past several weeks CMR has continued pounding away at our design and verifying that all rules are being accounted for.
With our fingers on the refresh button, this week CMR officially registered for Competition in both Loudon, New Hampshire in April, and Lincoln, Nebraska in June. Our numbers are:
Although many months away, we are already looking forward to racing our new electric vehicle!
With a month of school now complete, CMR is approaching the peak of our design stage, with several design reviews scheduled weekly. Project leaders are very busy on new design elements like electric motor mounting, motor controller mounting, and the accumulator container, while previously proven designs like the chassis and unsprung mass are set to be ordered in the next week for an incredibly early completion.
Testing and driver training on CMR 57 has also been organized in the Morewood parking lot along with team building at PittRace Karting. We are happy to say our new members have been extremely helpful in every aspect of the team, and have already begun machining the traditional rotor buttons. Look out for much more exciting action coming soon!
Carnegie Mellon Racing now has a Microryza Project Page! Microryza is a crowdfunding website designed to support research projects exactly like our electric vehicle design and build. We are hoping to raise $7,500 through the site to purchase an additional motor controller and motor so we can continue developing our electric powertrain.
Please visit our page here: https://www.microryza.com/projects/carnegie-mellon-racing-student-built-electric-race-car and help us achieve our goal!