Our mechanical team has been hard at work fabricating the motor mount that took months of design work to finalize. It is ready to be placed in the car and brings us one step closer to getting the Mooventure rolling! Thank you EMP again for your excellent metal work and support of the team.
After many hours in the shop over spring break by our lead mechanic, Max, the battery and its enclosure are in the Mooventure. Coolant lines and wiring are all that’s needed to finish the electronics in the back end. Can’t wait to get this car moving!
Welding is continuing and our hard design work is paying off. The battery box frame fits like a glove under the cover!
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!
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.
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!
Rough cuts of aluminum tubes have been made for our battery enclosure! This is the first step of the fabrication process. Next the 44 aluminum tubes will be milled to the correct dimensions before they are welded together!