Update building weeks 01/02 – 12/02

Just like during the second semester last academic year, we all started again in september with the same strict measures and (almost) all classes given online or atleast off-campus. Just as the entire VUB campus, our beloved Fablab Brussels kept its doors shut most of the time. But here at VUB Racing everyone was still motivated and determined to just keep on working, building and creating. Want to know more about the progress of our subteams and overall development of the racecar? Read about it in our BLOG !

Because of all that the whole team was very eager to superstart the second semester and start building right away. That’s why we introduced the ‘building weeks’ starting in our class-free week right after the exams. Two weeks of fully focused work and development for the team. Enjoy some pictures taken during these weeks of engineering. (Click on the arrows to swipe)

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Progress of our power supply – team Battery

Team battery have been working their asses of to get our power supply up and running. All efforts contribute to the full development of the race car, which is getting more visual and complete week after week. Here you find some pictures taken during the welding and fabrication of the housing of the battery box. Blood, tears and lot’s of sweat are put in every part of our project, see it for yourself.


Follow up on the shell and sidepods – team Aero

As we move further in the semester, we come closer to our deadlines and the races. There is still lot’s of work to do but everyone does their very best with the time and limited possibilities provided. The pandemic remains the top discussed subject in the world but doesn’t influence the strong motivation of this team. Below you get an inside view of the creation and building of the main bodywork for the racecar. Stein got some help from Iwan (working in team Mechanics) to get the job done!


Update chassis – Paint

Besides all development of mechanical and electronic components by corresponding teams, the frame of the race car also needs some attention. After the bodyshell was completed last week, it was time for some finishing operations on our chassis. Iwan, our suspension engineer, dedicated his week-end to give her a new shiny black paint job. The results are stunning and the car looks better than ever! Now it’s time to finish the final design of the exterior of our race car and get it to the stickering company, stay tuned …  (Click on the arrows to swipe)