December 26, 2017

Hi! Remon tuning in again. Last time I spoke about finishing up for the Preliminary design reviews. Timing seems to immaculate as this time the electronics team is finishing up their work for the detailed design reviews! This means that the PCB's we have been working o...

December 23, 2017

The first versions of the main PCBs for the DUT18 have been designed and we cannot wait to receive them after the holidays. Of course this does not mean that the electronics department isn't doing anything the coming weeks. A lot of smaller PCBs also have to be designe...

December 20, 2017

Hello there, Gilian here again. In the previous blog, I was busy working on the ECU. Right now, I’m working on the Dashboard. At the moment, this mainly consists of designing the schematics in Altium. The dashboard is the interface between the driver and the car; besid...

December 17, 2017

Hi. I’m Quinten van Wingerden and together with Ciarán Lichtenberg we are responsible of the converterboard. Every PCB in the car needs to be powered. But not every PCB uses the same voltages. How is this problem solved? With a converterboard.

Let’s start at the beginni...

December 14, 2017

I heard a statement the other day that made me think about the way I view projects: “The final 20 % of the work usually takes 80% of the time”. That made me reflect on my first weeks in the DUT, because to me the initial 10% of the work also takes much time of thinking...

December 9, 2017

The wiring phase of the car has finally begun. A lot of the electrical components of the car have been placed in the right place in the car, so this enables us to start wiring everything. While wiring, a lot of things have to be in consideration. You want the wires to...

December 5, 2017

The DUT17’s season has already ended for quite some time, but this does not mean that the car is going to be sitting still for the rest of his days. Exactly the opposite happens every year within the team. The car from the previous season is always repaired by the old...

December 1, 2017

Hi! Welcome again! The design phase is nearly finished and it is time to get ready for testing the new designs. Some of the international members of the team are going home for Christmas so we won’t be able to work and test the designs until the end of the holidays. Of...

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