At LiveWorx, the team received a lot of attention from industry experts who were impressed with their variable-driven design in Onshape and their manufacturing skills.
Their airframe and fins are fully built in-house with carbon fiber and fiberglass layups. They even showed how strong their fin design is by laying it sidewise and standing on it! This strength is crucial to prevent fin flutter at the high speed their rocket achieves.
The team took time to enjoy all the other events going on at LiveWorx including the breakout sessions, keynote presentation, and even trying their hand at riding a mechanical bull during the Mix at 6. It was also their first time in Boston, so they spent some of their time in the evening exploring the sights like MIT and Harvard campuses, the Boston’s Museum of Science, and, of course, going to a Red Sox game.
Tufts Electric Racing
The Tufts Electric Racing team attended LiveWorx with their single-seat electric racecar built to compete against other colleges and universities at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway during the Formula Hybrid competition.
For this year’s competition, they redesigned their battery packs for increased performance and capacity, made incremental improvements to driver systems, and plan to completely redesign their suspension in Onshape for next year.