This summer has provided several opportunities for the Solar Car to catch some rays.
Soon after the spring semester ended the Solar Miner VI was back on the road. In the first week of June we were able to reach out to the community and allow them to see what it really takes to build a solar car. In this picture is Clinton Guenther and Christina Jung talk with the crowd about the past, present and future of the solar car.
Kansas City Student Send-Off Party
This July we traveled to Lee's Summit help show our support for the students of Missouri S&T as well as our great Alumni Association. Here you can see the displays set up and a few members preparing for the event to start.
Summer Aerospace Camp
The last 2 weeks of July we were invited to show the car to several groups of inquisitive campers as well as provide solar panels for other activities. The groups were given the opportunity to see a solar car up close, ask questions and even pretend to drive it.
Solar Miner VII:
Despite the summer months, work on Solar Miner VII still continues. So far we have several body designs to work with thanks to Andrew Sourk. SM VII will be powered by Sunpower A300 cells and will be using batteries to be donated by Kokam America to store the power.
A special thanks to Sourk and Kokam for their contributions.