I’m Bas van der Werk and this is my first year at the formula student team delft as a part time engineer in the electronics department. I’m currently in my third year of the bachelor Electrical Engineering. After two years of studying i really wanted to gather some practical experience in Electrical engineering. Combining this with the fact that i’m really fascinated by formula style racing cars made the choice of joining formula student team an easy one. This year i’m responsible for the design of the Electronic Control Unit(ECU). The ECU controls several electrical systems of the car.
The design phase for the engineers of the formula student team has come to an end. All the different sub systems have been designed and are ready to be produced. The end of the design phase gives a good opportunity to look at what the team has accomplished until now. Not only for the team itself but also for the sponsors and the families of the engineers. A couple of weeks ago the design of the car has been presented at the Airborne Siemens Fieldlab. It was a great succes with in the afternoon the design presentation for the sponsors and in the afternoon the presentation for the parents and other relatives. After the presentations there was a drink to celebrate the end of a challenging but exciting period.