Let the modifications and machining begin! Steven Taylor of Taylor Marine is a mentor of the Lobo Solar Splash Team and has donated his time and use of his resources to our project. Part of the keel was cut and fiberglass is being placed to increase the speed and maneuverability.
This year the UNM Mechanical Engineering Department was kind enough to provide us with our very own build space in the Mechanical Engineering Building! Below are some pictures of the space. Some key benefits are:
- Plenty of room to work!
- Our very own office with computer and network capabilities.
- Lots of storage space for tools, equipment, parts, etc.
- Ample counter space for design and assembly.
- Located in the basement of the UNM ME building, proving easy access!
Thank you to the UNM Mechanical Engineering Department for this great opportunity!
The UNM Solar Splash team has acquired a build location to use for the construction and assembly of the 2016 boat. With the help of our generous supporters at Mesa del Sol innovation park, Solar Splash now has a shop to call its own. The Team has been hard at work since they secured this location, and has made large strides in the completion of their craft for the 2016 summer Solar Splash competition.
All of this progress is directly due to the generous sponsorships we have received from a handful of treasured donors.
The electrical engineering department was generous enough to allow us to access their old solar car so that we could use the solar panels. We made a weekend event of it, and pulled the car top off to evaluate the viability of the panels. Luckily, a majority of the panels are still in working order and we were able to remove them from their previous housing.