ELECTRONICS

Electronics is in charge of obtaining data from multiple sensors integrated into the car, through the use of our Race Technology DL1 club DAQ. This year we hope to begin the foundation for our own DAQ, built-off of a microcontroller and custom libraries. In addition, we display valuable information to the driver during our testing days and in our competitions, that information is changeable based on the need of the driver.

ERGONOMICS

The goal of Ergonomics is to design components that integrate well with other subsystems to improve drivers' performance and comfort. Driver performance is crucial for our teams performance, especially in the 4 hour endurance race, since it's worth the majority of our points in competition. Integration with the other subsystems is also important because the driver doesn't interact with their components directly, instead Ergonomics bridges the gap between the driver and the other subsystems on the car.

POWERTRAIN

Powertrain oversees the system that controls the engine and uses its power to accelerate the car: a continuously variable transmission (CVT), gear reduction box, and output shafts to turn the rear wheels. The CVT currently utilizes a Gaged Engineering CVT with a major focus on tuning to respond to any conditions the car sees and provide an optimal ratio for the situation. The student designed custom gearbox multiplies the torque of the Briggs and Stratton Model 19 and sends power through constant velocity joints to allow for suspension travel. Finally the custom hubs interface with ITP wheels and tires tailored for each competition to put the power to the ground.