Iowa State’s Baja SAE Team has already won a long race and earned a top-10 overall finish. The team’s racing season still has stops in California and New York. To get ready, the student-engineers have been collecting data and fine-tuning their off-road racer.
Somehow, the off-road racer built by Iowa State student-engineers held together through the end of the four-hour endurance race, earning the Baja Team its second checkered flag of the season and its best-ever overall finish. Sometime in the last quarter of the race, the rough, muddy racing sheared tubes used to repair damage from the …Continue reading “Update: Iowa State Baja Team expects more success”
The ISU Lunabotics Mining Team just finished first place at the 2013 NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from May 20-24. Below are videos from the team. “Harlem Shake” video Video of HERMES competition run NASA EDGE videos of the entire competition Visit the team on Facebook for more. The …Continue reading “Watch the latest fun videos from student clubs!”
Students swarmed the Baja SAE garage last week, assembling their mini off-road racer and manufacturing spare parts for their two summer races. “The big thing we tried to address this year was reliability,” said Scott Brehm, a graduating senior from Rickardsville who’s a mechanical engineering major and the technical director of Iowa State’s Baja SAE team. The team …Continue reading “It’s all about reliability for this year’s Iowa State Baja racing team”
Chase Schuette prepared a gear shaft for another dose of heat treatment. Justin Upah attached plastic body panels to the metal chassis tubes. And Eric Schluttner huddled over a 10-horsepower, Briggs & Stratton engine, preparing to finish and attach a safety cover for the belt that connects the engine to the transmission. It was another …Continue reading “Iowa State’s Baja SAE Team optimistic about off-road racer”