Michigan State Solar Car Team and Saturn Electronics to team up in exhibiting at the NAIAS 2015

Flakeboard and Demmer Corporation

The MSU Solar Car Team would like to extend a very gracious thank you to Flakeboard for generously donating all of the mold material for the body of the solar car. The team had a lot of trouble finding a proper supplier for mold material, and we were extremely...

Michigan State Solar Car Team and Saturn Electronics to team up in exhibiting at the NAIAS 2015

Array Encapsulation Testing

Michigan State is one of a few schools that encapsulate their solar array by hand. Manually encapsulating, although more work than buying panels, gives us not only more flexibility in our design and ability to fix issues with the array but gives team members a greater...

Michigan State Solar Car Team and Saturn Electronics to team up in exhibiting at the NAIAS 2015

Test Cockpit Construction

Finals week has just ended for Michigan State, which marks the beginning of the most exciting process for our team: design finalization and fabrication! Yesterday and today we assembled a rough mockup of our chassis and butt bucket based on our current frame designs....

3M Shipment has Arrived!

3M Shipment has Arrived!

3M has very generously donated several boxes worth of crucial supplies to build our solar car, including all the sandpaper and electrical tape we need, various types of panel adhesives, and the most important supplies of all: duct tape and zip ties! The body team is...

A Photographic Journey through the ASC 2012

A Photographic Journey through the ASC 2012

Its easy when we are caught up in the sleep deprivation, stress, and workload associated with the solar team to forget about the great times that the solar team has given us. I want to share a few of the photos that resonate with me as I reflect upon MSU's first ever...

ASC 2012 Reflection

ASC 2012 Reflection

Exhausted victory after just qualifying for ASC 2012! Last summer, we pushed the envelope even further for the MSU Solar Car Team by qualifying for the American Solar Challenge for the first time in Michigan State University history. The American Solar Challenge 2012...

Solar Array Encapsulation

Solar Array Encapsulation

Cells prepared for baking on seperator Cells with EVA layers applied Cells running through oven with a vacuum pump adding compression Cells added to the array Sand used to form the rigid cells to the body