Volume 1 - Edition 7
December 10, 2004
The Mini Baja team consists of engineering
students who are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will
survive the severe punishment of rough terrain and water. The team
participates in three regional competitions that simulate real-world engineering
design projects and their related challenges.
The 2005 Mini Baja team has made significant
design changes to this year's off-road vehicle. They have reconstructed the
frame to be lighter and stronger using simulation software to test various frame
designs. They are also hoping to implement a data acquisition system using
telemetry. The collected data will help with optimization of future designs.
Chassis construction and component
design of the 2005 vehicle are well underway. The team anticipates the construction of this year's
off-road vehicle will be complete by the end of March 2005.
In addition to rebuilding the off-road vehicle, the team has also been busy with
several fundraising initiatives including BBQ's and a Ceeps Mini Baja pub night
that took place December 2.
Further information can be found on the team website
http://www.eng.uwo.ca/minibaja Be sure to check the site regularly
for progress photos.