We spent five (5) days working on the layup of the new Lumidos Car. During the first day at Composite Approach we accomplished many things.
First, we needed to buff the molds, so we could then add the mold release. We spent hours buffing the car, so the mold release would do its job. On day two (2) we started to cut the Nomex Honeycomb. Nomex Honeycomb gives the car stability and support in between the layers of carbon fiber. Our next activity on our agenda was cutting the glue sheets. The glue sheets went in between the layers of carbon fiber and Nomex Honeycomb. On day three (3) we finished laying down the first layer of carbon fiber and the honeycomb core and we started to lay the second layer of carbon fiber. During the fourth (4th) day we began to use a special vacuum to prep the molds for the oven. On the fifth (5th) and final day a small group of us went to finish the canopy of the car.
We are all very thankful for the help from Composite Approach. Without Composite Approach we would not have the opportunity to get our car done before the race.
Here we are again in Hillsboro. Got up and wandered our way to Insomnia Coffee Company where we had some fantastic scones, smoothies, hot chocolate and of course the steamy hot black coffee. What a fantastic place. Now we are all charged up for our involvement in the World of Speed Maker Faire.
Saturday, 2/24/18, the Entire Solar Car Team will be making a presentation explaining what we do and the the innovative uses of Solar Energy at The World Of Speed in Portland,Oregon. If anyone is interested in learning more about what we do or just exploring World Of Speed’s incredible facility. We invite you to come down! We would love any of your support! The Presentation will take place at around 1:15, in the main museum of World Of Speed, in Portland Oregon, this Saturday.
We beat every Oregon team record to make our best showing ever 4th place. We met many new friends especially from the Bahamas and Staten Island. Our awesome new friends from Staten Island NY were so much fun we will miss you! 182 teams set out to build a car this year 32 teams reported to the event. I am very proud of our team!
Last week we went on the very first multi-day trip I, Sam, planned as President of the team. We left Bend on Wednesday after school and drove to Hillsboro. (Thanks to Thomas Stueve for making us not have to walk, among the other infinite things you do for us. You are very appreciated by the …
Breakfast Wow!! We all went to a small coffee shop right on main street and enjoyed some great Cinnamon Rolls, Coffee and Tea. We are charged and ready to go off and tour SolarWorld. SolarWorld Wow what a facility. We got to see how they made 60 cells into one module. It was an amazing …
We as a team have a privilege to go tour two great companies. One of them being Solar World, and the other being Arcimoto. We hope to make as long of a connection as time will allow. Solar World is a solar cell and panel manufacturing company. Arcimoto is a company that creates energy efficient vehicles. Then after we have toured these fantastic companies we get to go and enjoy the awesome looks and designs of a car museum named World of Speed. So excited for this trip!!!
We are holding a presentation for the 8th Grade class at Trinity Lutheran School on Monday the 13th. We will also be holding an open shop sometime during the last week of June for anyone who is interested in joining the solar car team and wants to take a look around the shop. Exact date/s TBD
We just went on amazing tour of ISCO, a manufacturing and fabrication facility based in Bend. We look forward to collaborating with them. Thanks!