New Year, New Progress


Electrical System, Featured, General, Solar

With the beginning of a new year comes new possibilities and renewed motivation. The challenge is now just under six months away and there is still lots of work to do. We have been hard at work on all aspects of the car from building new solar panels to designing a whole new telemetry system.  […]

January 24, 2022

Solar Panel Analysis


Electrical System, Featured, Solar

One of the biggest problems we encountered going into this new season was that our solar panels were producing a lot less power than we expected them to. Timothy Jou (10) states, “Upon analyzing our solar panel output, we realized that they were not performing to our expectations.” To figure out why this was happening, […]

January 10, 2022

The Mentorship Program


Electrical System, Featured, General, Solar

After a recent team-bonding session, the team is on their game, busy learning new things and progressing through the season. With upwards of 40 students interested in our team, we set up mentoring sessions to teach every aspect of the team. Mentoring the youth is a crucial aspect of our team and utmost priority. “The […]

November 15, 2021

Testing the Car


Computer Systems, Featured, General

Great execution is a result of great preparation. As the weather in Seattle gets warmer, our opportunities to experiment with the car are expanding. With spring break around the corner, we are arranging to test the car in anticipation of the race this summer. Before going to Texas in July, it’s vital that the team […]

April 11, 2021

Developing our Solar Panels


Electrical System, Featured

As we get closer and closer to our end goal of having built a functioning solar car, there is one missing piece of the puzzle that grows increasingly more apparent: How can we have a functioning solar car without solar panels? While we have made progress on this front, there is still quite a bit […]

March 5, 2021

Our Race Plan


Electrical System, Structures

There are a lot of moving parts at a race and a lot of planning that goes into traveling to Texas, but perhaps the most important variable is our race plan and the strategy that goes along with it. Logistics and travel plans are important to make sure the team arrives on time and are […]

February 11, 2021

From Car to Data Table


Computer Systems

One of the most important factors in solar car racing is creating a robust strategy to inform how we drive. Maximizing our strategic edge before we hit the track increases our efficiency, and gives us the best opportunity to bring home the win. In order to acquire data from our car and display it in […]

December 24, 2020