Mechanical

Concept Evaluation Sessions

Over the past month the team has been running a series of concept evaluation sessions.  The sessions allow members of all the different sub teams to come together to assess different concepts for future cars. We are currently developing a … Continue reading

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A Fresher’s Perspective

I first heard about CUER long before I came to Cambridge. Perhaps due to the catchiness of the phrase ‘solar powered car’, I came across it several times when deciding to apply to Cambridge – it was mentioned in talks, … Continue reading

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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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Darwin Days – Induction, Initiation and Innovation

14,000 kilometres (or 8,600 miles), 15 team members and a 20C daytime temperature change later and our car Resolution has finally touched down to join us in Darwin, Australia. Our first week Down Under has been a crucial time to … Continue reading

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The Australian Outback (in the UK)

I was delighted when I found out that I was going to spend my summer in Cambridge. I just got offered a UROP (Undergraduate Research OPportunity), which is like a research placement that lets undergrads gain experience researching.  Among the … 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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Mechanical Team Update

It has been a while since the last mechanical team update. There have been two reasons for this. The first is that the 4th years on the team have sat our Final Exams at Cambridge, the second being in the … 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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Mechanical Team Blog: Lent Term Week 6

Part Machining: The machining of a wheel to house our motor began with its turning on a lathe. While internal details still require milling into it, the block of aluminium I showed you last week now looks like a wheel! … Continue reading

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Mechanical Team Blog- Lent Week 5

Build progress: Bulkhead consolidation, which has been ongoing for the past 3 weeks, is almost complete. One more session on this is needed in a couple of weeks time to complete this, however the critical parts of the car’s structure … Continue reading

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