Monday, March 12, 2007


Well, we have made some good progress over the weekend. On Saturday we finished the last dam and laid up the fiberglass for the bottom female mold, leaving setup of the top of the female mold to do on Sunday. With any luck we should be able to start laying up the final form inside of both of these molds this weekend!

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Here it is the infamous SuperEcoMilageMarathon specs document. I didn't really make one continuous encompasing doscument rather, I put each section of each document together so that we can still discern which spec is for which event...

I'll also post this permanently in the sidebar

Now I remember why I haven't posted this before, Vista sux, the above link does not currently work and so I will send it via email to everyone....

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Don't forget, meeting tonight, 6:30 machine shop...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Media Covereage and Eco-Marathon

Here's is the email lauren sent out in case anyone msised it...

Hey there, check this out. I already gave her Wednesday and weekend meeting times. I am waiting to hear back from her. This is great!


Hi Lauren,

We received your response to the Shell Eco-marathon "Share Your Story Team Questionnaire" and we'd like to look into sending a photographer and/or videographer to capture footage of your team working on building your vehicle for the challenge. Do you have a schedule of when your team regularly gathers to work on the vehicle? When would be the best time to schedule a shoot, preferably in the next couple weeks? We would like to use the footage to pitch to local media as part of the pre-event media outreach.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Jenny Powers

Edelman on behalf of Shell

Saturday, February 17, 2007


We have made some good progress on the male mold and should be ready to apply the sealant this weekend, ending the sanding filling loop that we have been in lately.

Alan has mocked up the steering design to verify that we are on the right track.
Briggs and Stratton engine went through some more break in under load.
Honda engine now has a straight pipe for the exhaust that we will be fitting for the oxygen sensor so that we can get some good efficiency numbers from
The Briggs engine will soon have the swame exhaust fabricated for the same purpose
Mat and Andy will have a whole lot of info for us on Wednesday such as clutch, brakes, wheel selections and prices so that we can start ordering parts
Wade is working on our communications between pit and driver
Caitlyn is looking into helmets and other safety gear

Overall, we have a lot going on and a lot to do yet before April.....

Monday, February 12, 2007


Well, we have just been informed that we can no longer sand in 98c but, we can store the body in the same place and we can sand outside on the back pad that is covered. Dr. Tester was investigating our facilities needs to make sure we are well accommodated and found that by sanding anywhere in 98c, there is no way to stop any and all contaminants from spreading throughout the entire bldg.

So, long story short, any sanding will be done on the back pad at 98c and we can still store everything as before. We just need to make sure we clean up after any sanding is done on the back pad.

Dr. Tester also wanted us to know that this in no way reflects badly on our team (we did not get “in trouble” for sanding in the bldg) and our efforts bringing an entirely new team to a competition for the first time for NAU is an inspiration to the college.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


here we go again, another great weekend sanding and filling. We very much hope to have the male mold ready to take to Nova to prime and (ideally) start the bottom female mold. It looks like we won't be able to get the dyno finished this weekend but, we should have what we need next week.
I should be in 98c early morning Saturday so feel free to get there when you can, we'll have plenty to do......