It’s the final week of CMR’s crowdfunding effort, and we’re giving a strong final push to make our goal of $10,000, which will just cover the electric motors for this year’s electric vehicle.
If you want to check out our crowdfunding video, or to contribute, check out our crowdfunding website.
Our Head of PR sending thank you letters signed by the CMR Executive Board to our generous crowdfund supporters.
The entire team is extremely grateful for all of the support that our friends and family have shown by contributing to our crowdfunding effort. Thanks again!
CMR 15e is coming together nicely. After numerous hours being spent on the designs of the vehicle, we have just gotten our chassis tubes back from Cartesian and progress is currently being made to weld it together. CMR 15e will be an even greater success than CMR 14e and more updates will be coming on 15e’s status. Thanks again Cartesian!
The Carnegie Mellon Racing Team participated in the annual fall activities fair this past week, which gave the team the opportunity to interact with both new and returning students. The activities fair was a great way to increase awareness of our team on campus and that led to a growing interest in our organization. The activities fair was a huge success as the team was able to recruit several new members for this upcoming year and that will aid us greatly in our goal to build a new electric vehicle from scratch.
The Formula SAE Hybrid Competition in New Hampshire was a great learning experience for our team and it was a great way to prepare the team for the Formula SAE Lincoln Competition. CMR received the IEEE’s Engineering the Future Award for meeting the requirements of being a “highly integrated team representing multiple IEEE technologies of interest, a vehicle that piques interest as a proper race car, and design and fabrication both ingenious and interesting.” CMR is grateful for this award and we hope to continue our success at the Lincoln Competition as our aim is to place 1st overall.
Today CMR hosted it first ever unveiling for our new electric vehicle. CMR 14e braved the rain in all but our battery packs to show off to the CMU community and new President Subra Suresh. He was very excited about the project and told us to go for the win!
Several all-nighters in the past week have pushed us extremely close to driving, with only a few more wires in the accumulator containers to run, along with attaching conduit for the Hybrid competition in 17 days.