The Day Off

So, today was our day "off" due to all our hard work qualifying early.  There were grand visions to go tubing down a river or head to the beach.  But instead everyone created work to do on the car and spent all day doing it.  It's hard to make this team rest.

As for the photo journal, today we are featuring a walk through of all of the systems behind Borealis III.  Click on the link to the right and see all the components involved in making a solar car move.

July 15, 2005


 Aaron Westman
Hold on, hold on. The car has the most solar cells of any car because of the ARRAY team? Do the words "its too curvy" ring a bell?

Just kidding :) You guys have done a great job.

Posted by: Aaron Westman | July 16, 2005 at 12:41 AM

Thanks for the "behind the scenes" tour of B3! Great work everyone! Good luck on the road!

Posted by: fiesta | July 16, 2005 at 11:55 AM

 Energy Management - UofM
We are really enjoying your postings of the annotated pictures. The electrical engineers are gloating today! We now have all the materials together to convert the Energy Management shadow box on the 4th floor of the Donhowe Building into a tracking display. We will be updating it daily so keep the updates coming. They are great! Almost all of us are UofM alums so we expect nothing but the best. Go get 'em guys!!!

Posted by: Energy Management - UofM | July 16, 2005 at 02:54 PM

 Merry M. Whipple
We love the daily photos and updates. It's almost as good as being there. Thanks.

See you in Fargo. Want us to bring you anything?!

Posted by: Merry M. Whipple | July 16, 2005 at 03:39 PM

 Jason Halpern
After seeing all of the "new" improvements to the car since mock scrutineering, I will definitely have to come check out the car once you guys get back. The pictures are great, and I want to definitely say that the attention to detail and fit and finish on B3 parts such as the air vents in the canopy, to the motor controller fan and duct, to the array wiring layout is on par with my Acura!

Posted by: Jason Halpern | July 16, 2005 at 06:23 PM

 Jessica Weaver
So working on the car was your day off? I admire you guys' dedication. Best of luck tomorrow on day 1 of the race!

Posted by: Jessica Weaver | July 16, 2005 at 10:50 PM