With only a few days left until the roll date, the team works full speed ahead to make sure everything gets done!
Ethan Stark gives advice to the Power division about the breaker box.
Troy Halm and Cole Witte apply sealant to the steering wheel mold.
Karl Nagengast sands a spacer down to the correct thickness.
Ever the creative one, Cole Witte cuts decorative pieces of carbon fiber for the battery box lid.
Aaron Frantz makes shock absorber bushings on the lathe.
Paul Sorenson cuts padding for the battery box.
The box in the Micro workspace area that makes everything work (switch must be kept at “More Magic” for the Micros to work).
For those of you who haven’t heard the lingo before, the team refers to the Micro-electricals as the “micros”. The micros handle low-voltage things, like circuit boards. They handle the Battery Protection System, Steering Wheel, Telemetry, and internal car communication (which involves getting all of the systems to talk to each other). Their job is very different from that of the other electricals, such as the Power-electricals who handle high-voltage systems like the battery, MPPT, and array.
Some of the micros: Evan Fletcher and Aaresh Bilimoria discuss microcontroller programming.
All photo credits go to Aaron Frantz. Story co-written with Aaron Frantz.