Month: May 2010

Thanks SpeedGraphics!

A special thanks to the great guys at!  They have helped us make the car look great with their awesome vinyl decals and joined with CalSol as a Friends level sponsor.  Be sure to check them out for all your decal and logo needs at!

SolidWorks Sponsorship

Thank you SolidWorks for providing CalSol with free copies of the 2010-2011 SolidWorks Student Edition and Simulations software. CalSol uses SolidWorks and its FEA/Simulation programs for the design and optimization of all mechanical parts of our car, including suspension, shell, and chassis. Thank you once again SolidWorks for your continued support.

Thanks Metal Supermarkets

CalSol would like to thank Metal Supermarkets for their generous donation of metal to be used in our motor refurbishment project. Their large selection and rapid servicing time allowed us to quickly get the exact materials that we will need to make our motor capable of supporting a forked trailing arm suspension. CalSol was extremely …

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Kids Creek Fest 2010

CalSol had a wonderful time at Kids Creek Fest, an Earth-friendly event that exposed children and their families to various environmental issues. GoldRush was on display at the festival as an alternative-energy vehicle. Our car dazzled the kids and their parents (especially with some cool figure-eights). Thank you to our Adopt-A-Cell supporters for their gracious …

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CalSol meets Volkswagen ERL

CalSol presented its progress on Project Impulse to VW’s Electronics Research Lab in Silicon Valley. Of the 35 engineers present, Lab Director Dr. Burkhard Huhnke said he was looking forward to a longterm relationship between “the People’s Car” and “The People’s University.” We are too. Technology to the People!