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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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WSC Update 2

CUER’s journey across the outback is nearly over. We reached Coober Pedy earlier today, which is an opal mining town in South Australia, and now we’re en-route to Lake Hart to camp for the day. It’s less than 500km until … Continue reading

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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2013 Update 1

Despite not being able to race, the team is keen to make the most of being in Australia and participate where we can. In Darwin, the organisers allowed us to run Resolution for the very start of the race and … Continue reading

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We Have Withdrawn

For the past week, we have been carrying out final preparations on Resolution for the race. On Tuesday, while testing on a specially designated solar testing road in Australia, our car had an accident during which it rolled onto its … Continue reading

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SKF Solar Concentrators

In this series of blog posts we are introducing some of the technologies that we have been working on to prepare Resolution for the race. In this post we introduce something that we have been keeping quiet from other teams, … Continue reading

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Crash Testing

As some of you may have heard, CUER had a less than ideal day yesterday. Following a couple of days of final fixes and tweaks, the team decided to divide and conquer, with half going to bed early in preparation … 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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5 days to go!

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CUER: The Final 10%

One thing we’ve realised this week is that the final 10% of the work needs 90% of the effort. We’ve burnt through reels of solder, pumped up tens of tyres, shaved off kilograms of weight and stuck down metres of … Continue reading

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Darwin Days 3: Kormilda Kids

While keeping ourselves busy preparing Resolution for racing next month, we thought it would be both a great break and an excellent opportunity to meet with new people by organising some Aussie outreach. Our usual school or business visits back … Continue reading

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