Olin’s formula team is gearing up for another competition season in the Formula SAE Collegiate Design Series. This year we will attend either Formula SAE Electric in Lincoln, Nebraska from June 21-24 (currently waitlisted) and/or Formula North in Toronto from June 1-4 (accepted!). Students and professors can rejoice as we will not be at competition in the middle of finals week this spring!
You may have noticed we changed our name. With the team’s transition over the last year from research to competitive racing, it seemed a fitting time to rebrand. REVO (Research of Electric Vehicles at Olin) has been replaced with Olin Electric Motorsports. On campus you can just call us Formula. Now when you wear your REVO branded gear you can feel like one of the cool kids, here before we started racing.
Mk. 2: The Technical Breakdown
With the many, many lessons learned in designing and building Mk. 1, we have chosen a system architecture for this year that should reduce our high voltage complexity and cut system weight dramatically. Here are the specs:
425 lbs dry weight, 600 lbs gross vehicle weight (GVW)
Enstroj 100 kW Emrax 228 outrunner motor
BAMOCAR-D3-400-400 motor controller
Chain drive Torsen differential transmission
Chain drive steering
Multilink rear suspension
20+ custom designed PCBs
High-speed CAN bus
Continued robust firmware development
Live vehicle dynamics sensing and feedback
And more exciting projects in the works!