Battery Enclosure and Motor Mount Progress

The first layer of our battery enclosure has been welded! This will be the base level for the box that holds the batteries in the back of the Mooventure. The jig for the second layer is set up and welding has begun!

The completed bottom layer of the battery enclosure on the optical table in our shop.
Custom jig for the 2nd layer of the battery enclosure.

 

Rendered images of our method of mounting our motor into the front of the car looks great! Final FEA is ongoing and ordering/fabrication will happen once the design is finalized.

Rendered image of motor and motor mounts for the Mooventure

Congratulations to Forrest!

A Mover and Shaker Award was given this week to Forrest Hawkinson! This award is given to team members who go above and beyond on their work for the team. Forrest is the design lead for mounting the motor in the Mooventure. Keep up the good work!

The battery enclosure has arrived!

Another big step towards getting the Mooventure moving occurred this week, the battery enclosure was picked up from our friends at Engineered Metal Products. This aluminum case will house the battery in the trunk of the Mooventure. We would like to thank EMP for doing such a great job on this crucial part and for their continued support of our team.

Wisconsin Corn and Soy Expo 2017

We had a blast talking to people about what we do at The Wisconsin Corn and Soy Expo in the Wisconsin Dells last week. We shared our booth with the other Wisconsin SAE teams including @wisconsinracing whose car was on display! A big thank you to The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and The United Wisconsin Grain Producers for supporting our team.