Construction of our cars for this year’s Challenge is underway following a late start to the project. Quite a number of our team members were involved in last term’s App Developer program which meant little time was able to be devoted to thinking about Sunsprint.
Fortunately most team members participated in last year’s Challenge and had a clear idea of what they wanted this year’s design to include. Once we had our head around the regulations coming up with a design was quite straight forward.
Last year the focus was on a simple design using balsa. This enabled the teams to be competitive and ensure we were able to participate throughout both days. This year the emphasis is on speed and weight.
This is typical of involvement in the Challenge. All teams go through this development phase and it is only when you have taken part do you realise the possible design options that exist.
The Challenge takes place in a little over three weeks at UNSW. We look forward to sharing the development of our cars and seeing what amazing designs our girls can come up with.