Duke University Motorsports is a student group that designs and builds open wheel, single seat race cars to compete in the Formula SAE competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The team consists of Duke students from both Pratt and Trinity, in all classes. The purpose of the team is to provide students with a way to gain practical design and manufacturing experience in a fun and challenging setting.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Getting the School Year Started !!

It's been a busy month with great progress being made! We've had our annual introductory meeting with the new members in the club. No one can say no to barbecue and we had a great amount of people show up. Everyone got to see the garage and last years car and we started talking about our goals for the upcoming year!

Everyone surrounded on the car learning about the different subsystems that make it up

Stuart is so excited about grilling!

The next week we got the ball rolling quickly and went straight to work on the new car! We started with teaching welding and milling to all the new members and had everyone cutting or drilling something in no time. We've got everyone excited for the upcoming year and we're ready to hit the ground running!

Freshmen learning from Emily the Master Machinist on how to properly mill

Measuring and cutting tubes that will be used for the a-arms and pushrods 

Keith: welding our new weighing set up