Month: April 2013

Thank You Revchem Composites!

We are excited to announce Revchem Composites as a material sponsor for our solar car Zephyr! A major distributor of everything relating to composites, Revchem has¬†generously donated all of the materials required to get our molds prepped for composite layups. For our small tooling foam molds we use sandable surface primers that allow us to …

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Thank you, NXP!

We’re proud to welcome NXP as a new sponsor! The brains of a solar car are essential. For our designs, we use a distributed network of a handful of microcontrollers. Each node in our network controls something different, such as managing the batteries, controlling the motor, or taking all the input from the driver. An …

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Thank you Dahl-Beck Electric!

This past Tuesday, the motor team and several other members had the pleasure of taking a tour of Dahl-Beck Electric‘s motor repair facilities. Dahl-Beck is a local company based in Richmond that performs a wide range of repairs on industrial-scale electric motors brought in from customers around the world. They provide an incredible and invaluable …

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Cal Day 2013!

The annual Cal Day event is coming up this Saturday on April 20th and CalSol will be on display! Cal Day happens every April and is a great opportunity for all of Cal to show off what it’s got in store, especially for visiting prospective students, and this year there are there are more exciting …

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Thank you Airtech!

We are super excited to announce that Airtech recently became a large materials sponsor of CalSol! The largest manufacturer of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials, Airtech has generously donated some of their materials for our use on Zephyr’s shell. Since we have decided to go with pre-imprepregnated carbon fiber this time, we needed all …

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