12 October 2011
PHILADELPHIA–College is so different these days.
Can you imagine having the chance, back in the day, to build an electric dragster? That’s what engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) have done in the past six years. In an earlier segment, we talked to them about the origins of the design, which emerged from a long-popular solar car design at UPenn.
There are a few key words associated with any outreach the team makes regarding the evolving design of renegade: “open to all majors; no experience necessary.”
Makes you want to go back to school, doesn’t it?
Listen as Bill Etter, electrical team lead, describes the design, from front to back, in the basement of the school’s engineering facilities (they need to take the wheels off to get it out the door; that’s how cramped things are!).