Senior Design Night

Senior Design Night

Senior Design Night has come and gone. We got to share some time with our families and friends, and show them what we have been working on all year. Inontime let us borrow our truck to display our system and the senior engineering students got to enjoy a good meal with their families and professors. […]

CEAC Review

CEAC Review

Last week the team presented to our design work to a small panel of Calvin engineering alumni who assessed our engineering methods and gave us valuable feedback. We are nearing our deadline and almost have a complete prototype. Within the next couple of weeks we all have to finishing assembling our design, create a poster […]

Parts and Assembly

Parts and Assembly

Parts are in! Our main order of parts has fully arrived and things are being pieced together. Thanks to a generous donation from Gentex, who donated some cameras, we have visuals up on our displays. Our prototype camera case has just been 3D printed and will be put to the test shortly. Looking forward, our […]

Drag Tests

Drag Tests

Robert and I spent a weekend performing some drag-force tests on a truck’s convex mirror. Mounted to the roof of a car, the mirror pivoted on an arm and the force was measured with an FSR sensor connected to an Arduino. We found that at 60 mph, the mirror alone creates 15 N of drag! […]

Start of the Semester

Start of the Semester

The semester is underway and our team is starting strong. The electricals, Taylor and Isaac, have submitted an order of parts to being prototyping. Robert, one of our mechanicals, has begun testing on traditional convex truck mirrors for a comparison to our proposed system. We welcome you to our site and hope you check back […]