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    An afterthought, albeit an important one: For the...

    An afterthought, albeit an important one: For the "real world" application of what you'll read on this site, go find an established team in your area and visit them, they will be happy to answer...
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    Running a start-up FSAE team was as much of a...

    Running a start-up FSAE team was as much of a political exercise as it was an engineering challenge. If you are aiming to run the program, recruit two or three good guys that have primary...
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    This thing has been in the works for years, I...

    This thing has been in the works for years, I think I first heard of the concept in 2009. Very cool technology.

    Also, 0.1mm = 0.004", that's pretty great for sheetmetal components.
  4. Thread: Solar Car

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    Oh, god, that rear shock mount... oh god...

    Oh, god, that rear shock mount... oh god...
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    This isn't a valid response if you're trying to...

    This isn't a valid response if you're trying to motivate someone.

    If you tell someone to work, and not what they're working towards, you will find that they will all produce crappy results. It...
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    I don't think that was meant to be taken...

    I don't think that was meant to be taken personally or as an insult, they were just observations based on personal experiences. As always, your mileage may vary.

    The underlying issue was summed up...
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    Spencer, I agree that is quite a bit of bad luck,...

    Spencer, I agree that is quite a bit of bad luck, but at the end of the day, it's just bad luck.

    Does anyone know how many times an incident like this has occured in the past? It will take some...
  8. Might I request some #FSAE...

    Might I request some #FSAE hashtag usage for everyone tweeting?
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    Rich Mahogany. Duh.

    Rich Mahogany. Duh.
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    The 2696's are a pain in the rear as well. I just...

    The 2696's are a pain in the rear as well. I just said screw it and paid the man.
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    That coil made it onto the '11 car too, it worked...

    That coil made it onto the '11 car too, it worked and I couldn't argue with that at the time (probably 3am). It's getting tossed for '12 though, I think they finally have some real talent on the...
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    I like that when I checkout, the line item is: ...

    I like that when I checkout, the line item is:

    1 - Racecar - $10.00

    Thanks for putting this into words, and putting those words into a book.
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    No one here is going to express an opinion one...

    No one here is going to express an opinion one way or the other without more information on the situation that led to the crash, and before/after pictures of the car. I can guarantee that some very...
  14. Try to speak with your school's alumni relations...

    Try to speak with your school's alumni relations department. They may know of an alumnus who is interested in the work you are doing or sees a lot of value in the program you are creating. If said...
  15. This about describes my advice for you. ...

    This about describes my advice for you.

    http://i.imgur.com/Hk5Sc.png
  16. You sound like a reasonable fellow. Form your own...

    You sound like a reasonable fellow. Form your own team because this guy makes my head hurt.
  17. There's a thread going in Off Topic. ...

    There's a thread going in Off Topic.

    http://fsae.com/eve/forums/a/t...600998/m/34320220051
  18. Technically, no he can't, and really, he...

    Technically, no he can't, and really, he shouldn't. It's bad for a variety of reasons:

    1. Buy-in. Why would you bust your ass on a project you don't have control over? Anyone who's done this will...
  19. Foiled by the spambot... haha.

    Foiled by the spambot... haha.
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    If Purdue would like to host again, I would not...

    If Purdue would like to host again, I would not get in the way of it, but based on my talks with people here and there, nothing has been laid down yet. That said, what nick suggested about the SCCA...
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    I would like to see another Big Ten Shootout this...

    I would like to see another Big Ten Shootout this year, we did this last year and it was a blast, even with only a few cars. I know Northwestern will be in.

    That said, this is very much still in...
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    I would like to see another Big Ten Shootout this...

    I would like to see another Big Ten Shootout this year, we did this last year and it was a blast, even with only a few cars. I know Northwestern will be in.

    That said, this is very much still in...
  23. Sticky: In 2010 MIS I was on the receiving end of this...

    In 2010 MIS I was on the receiving end of this exact advice from a different Bob(Woods). I had inherited what was then a struggling team that hadn't been to competition in 2 years and was losing...
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    Read the "Reasoning your way through the FSAE...

    Read the "Reasoning your way through the FSAE Design Process" Thread. Twice.

    The truth is, if you haven't done this before, you won't assemble a team that works like a swiss watch. If you have...
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    I'd like to thank the spambot for making me aware...

    I'd like to thank the spambot for making me aware of this thread, it was really good up until the second page haha.
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