Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday @ Shell Eco-Marathon

Today is the last day for competing. After a brainstorm session last night we decided to swap out the fuel injection fuel system with a carburetor. At the crack of dawn we were busy taking it apart and replacing it with another one before the competition starts. Due to the change we will have to go through another series of inspections because we changed the fuel system. Go Blue Devils!

Saturday @ the Shell Eco-Marathon

Refreshed and energized after a few hours of sleep, students were back in the paddock designing and installing a pull cord system so the driver can start the engine from the cockpit, tuning the fuel injection system, and troubleshooting the Arduino driver feedback system. Before the work was finished, it was time to get the car in the prototype division queue preparing for first test!

Mr. DiBattisto with the Michelin Man aka "Big Papa"

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday @ Shell Eco-Marathon

Day 2 at Houston: We started off the day bright and early with opening ceremonies hosted by Shell Executives and the Mayor of Houston. Very exciting!! Then we underwent an intense, rigorous vehicle inspection from Shell representatives. Inspection stations included: fuel pressure test, seat belt test, brake test, horn inspection, kill switch test, driver enclosure and safety, ROP inspection, and overall vehicle design.  We had a few minor areas that needed attention, which was nothing out the ordinary. We added a chain guard, modified the driver enclosure and steering column. Overall we are very excited with the results.

We are in the final stages of vehicle preparation, tuning and tweaking. Next we are headed off to the track for a few trial runs. Here We Go!!

 Don't forget to check out pictures of our group hard at work! Check out the 2014 Shell Eco-Marathon Album

**4:38 pm UPDATE: Just PASSED the final series of inspections; driver visibility zones, 10 second driver exit time, horn test- 85 db.   Our Brockport vehicle is now official. Both drivers, Jeff and Tyler, were also able to make 2 successful trial runs in preparation for tomorrow's competition.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday @ Shell Eco-Marathon

Getting ready for technical inspection. 

Greetings from Houston! We made it to the Shell Eco-Marathon without any problems and got right to work preparing our vehicle for the rigorous technical inspection Friday morning. We arrived at the George R. Brown convention center around 12:30 pm on Thursday where we met the Johnson family who transported our vehicle and toolboxes from Brockport to Houston. Once our Paddock area was set up, the students worked feverishly cleaning up wires, tuning brakes, calibrating the fuel injection system, and much more. We're off to a great start! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Brockport High School - Shell Eco-Marathon

Students in the Technology Education program at Brockport High School have done it again. They shipped their latest creation, a gasoline powered, super-mileage vehicle to Houston, Texas where they will compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon. Please check out this short video which spotlights the "Blue Devil Racing" program at BHS.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BHS Electric Start Shell Eco 2014

Noah and Eian, technology students at BHS share a bit about what they learned this year through the Shell Eco-Marathon project.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rolling Chassis

After extending the Terra Trike recumbent tricycle frame, we have a working chassis for our vehicle.