Two weeks ago, 24 Carnegie Mellon Racing team members traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska to compete in the 2016 Formula SAE Electric Competition. On Wednesday, the team worked through the heat of the day and into the night finalizing the assembly of 16e, getting it ready for both electrical and mechanical inspections. Thursday, the team had a chance to display our year of work, starting with our Sales Presentation in the morning. In the afternoon, we presented 16e’s design to judges, showing everything from our mass optimized suspension components to a complete hardware in the loop cart. Friday, we received our results, with 9th in Design Presentation, 9th in Sales Presentation, and 17th in the Cost event. While not quite the results we hoped for, we made CMR history that night by spinning 16e’s wheels, our first successful start of an electric car for two years. Over the past two weeks, the team has made great progress in final troubleshooting and getting 16e race ready. With 16e running and great feedback from design judges, the team is ready to begin work on our next car.
Thanks so much to our team sponsors! Your help to our team has allowed us to develop as a unit and create our best car yet. We appreciate all you’ve done for us, and we hope to keep growing as we start design on next year’s car! Continue following us on our website or the Carnegie Mellon Racing Facebook page for updates as we start working on 17e!