Electrical

A Last Look at the 2013 World Solar Challenge

As Resolution is finally journeying home, the team are taking a last look at the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Below are 7 pictures taken throughout which best sum up the trip. Early on in the trip the CUER team presented … Continue reading

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Solar Panels, Tracking Plates, and… Termites?

Over the past year, CUER has been working on a variety of innovations. The words “tracking plate”, “decoupled” and “game changer” feature heavily in the variety of news articles about us, as well as in any documentation sent to race … Continue reading

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Data Logging

Here at CUER we’re big on data. There’s only so much you can learn from simply watching a car drive around. Sooner or later you come across a problem that needs a bit more in-depth analysis. Or you need to … Continue reading

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Chocks away!

“Impossible is simply the opinion of those who doubt. “ Today we marked a huge milestone in our bid to win the World Solar Challenge! It’s been a long time coming, and a lot of hard work – but we … Continue reading

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Building a solar car battery

It’s not immediately obvious to many people that solar cars should have batteries. If you get all your power from the sun, why do you need to lug around all that extra weight? There are several reasons for having a … Continue reading

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Mechanical Team Blog- Lent Term Week 7

Build Progress: Steve and Thomas welcome you to our new build workshop. This week, a stiffener (which also acts as the steering rack mounting block) was fitted to the chassis.

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Electrical Team Blog: Lent Term Weeks 1 – 4

Significant progress has been made by the CUER electrical team in the past few weeks. After successfully manufacturing and testing our telemetry boards over the winter break, the team set about finalising the rest of the system. Driver Controls The … Continue reading

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Inspire & Innovate – CUER & Ardingly

Building any type of vehicle is not a simple task; it requires knowledge about mechanics, dynamics, electrics, power and safety. This year, we’re celebrating 6 years of designing, building and racing solar cars. The experience and expertise we’ve picked up … Continue reading

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Our Noctua Cooling Fans have arrived!

A big thanks to Noctua for providing us with some of their latest NF-A14 FLX cooling fans for our new car. We look forward to testing them and stay tuned for the results!

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Electrical Team December Update

During the last few weeks, we have made a good start with the detailed design of all of the electrical systems.  Arrangements for the battery pack are being finalised, with the layout and electrical connections being drawn up so that … Continue reading

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