Eco-Car | Louisiana Tech University


This past week we worked on the following aspects of the prototype vehicle:
improved how we mount the powertrain,
redesigned our sprockets to make them lighter and stronger,
we put down the first layer of carbon fiber on the firewall,
modeled the new electric starter,
modeled the new freewheel,
designed a bracket to hold a sprocket to our new freewheel,
welded the first pieces of our powertrain housing,
and almost finished building the jig for the rest of the powertrain housing.

Maybe I forgot something? We are working on several aspects of the car simultaneously to ensure that we meet our initial build deadline. This week, we also planned many other parts of the car that are not mentioned above (but have not actually made CAD models or built parts).
Last edited by: David Richard on February 23, 2011