I just want to give you all a shout out that we are doing very well! The body of the car is near its completion and the electrical system is getting stable. More importantly, our shack is getting a major overhaul!
We are thrilled to announce that CalSol has been added to the World Solar Challenge’s website under Team Information. You can find the team’s profile here!
We have still been working hard behind the scenes to ready our car for this race. We are hoping to get Impulse registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles soon so we can begin our road testing. More updates are sure to come as we progress!
So, it’s been almost 3 months since the last post on Datalogger, and a lot of progress has been made in that time. The main highlights: FAT32 file system is in a working state with file write speeds at around 600kByte/s, which exceeds our requirements. With some more optimizations, we hope to push this number closer to 800kByte/s, possible allowing for more data (perhaps cockpit audio?) to be recorded. Additionally, we plan to release everything (circuit schematics, board layout, and all code) as open source under the terms of the three-clause BSD license when it’s ready.