ENGR 173: Homebrew and Solar Robots


Solar Races - 1 meter dash

Rules
1. Energy source is a 1" x 1" 6.3V, 24 mA solar cell
2. You may not touch any robot during the race

Current Favorite: Philip Erberich's racer.  1 m in 27.53 s (Fall 2010)


Philip Erberich's racer - 1 m in 30 s (This racer's fastest speed - 1 m in 27.53 s, was not caught on video) (Fall 2010)


Chris Allan's racer - 1 m in 29 s (Fall 2010)


Jared Whitman's racer (Fall 2008)


Mabery/McCoy vs Cochran (Spriing 2007)

Other solar racers

Cochran - 1 m in 48 s            Strominger - 1 m in 50 s        Mabery & McCoy - 1 m in 58 s

Plapp - 1 m in 52 s (see video)
 


                                                               DC Motor robot testbeds

         Chris Taron's               Robert Mabery and Patrick McCoy's           Rey Gallindo's