Hello, all our readers. This is the second edition of the DIGITAL GAZETTE! This month has been another chunk of roller coasters with its inswing ups and downs. The major highlights being a few critical sponsorship meetings, our test vehicle manufacturing with its inception. To add on, the mechanical team is at the brink of procurement of materials for the test car and the electronics team is toiling hard with the circuits. We also had the NBA – National Board of Accreditation visit our college mid-way through this month. They were quite pleased with the progress RVCE, Bangalore has made in these innovations and remarkably, ours. RVSCT has focused on renewable energy, which has gone mainstream and we believe in sustainability. The idea is- Renewable energy is foremost energy.
The Mechanical Division were swift with their chassis’ design verifications and plan on starting the manufacturing as per the scheduled timeline this October month. A new and effective timeline has been reinforced keeping in mind the college scheduling of exams and other events, to ensure frictionless completion of the work. The other components like suspension, brakes among many,. are been finalised by either purchasing orders or finding industry experts for manufacturing. The body fabrication division redevised the method of making the canopy pattern for the test car. This canopy was made from hard board by laser cutting and then sanded well equipped with the required machinery. The mould was made on the pattern for the test car.
The electronics team has been toiling day-in and day-out and have been very agile in terms of testing. The BMS circuit was used to test our sample batteries and we can charge our current batteries using a Chroma source. Parallelly, a lot of time has been utilised on hall effect sensors. A Hall effect sensor is a transducer that varies its output voltage in response to a magnetic field. They are used for proximity switching, positioning, speed detection, and current sensing applications. Moving on to the solar array, one of the most imperative parts of the electronics team, has made all the wiring diagrams.
The body fabrication team has also, been working on a couple of things, now. The CAED drawings for the test car have been finalised and manufacturing will take shape very soon. The canopy pattern was laser cut and the mould was made using liquid polyurethane foam. Meanwhile, a lot of companies have been approached with respect to gathering quotations and then picking the best one out so that we are as optimised as possible. This month also had a few gift cards to add on to our bags.
We had Our Alumni visit us the last week of this month on a Sunday. Some who couldn’t be present physically were present virtually. Seniors are always those guiding lights that bring us back home when we see nothing but, delusional darkness. Their words have always enabled us to get back to reality and put in labour to get where we need to be. This month has indeed been another eventful one. Our newly recruited juniors came over to the workshop for their orientation as RVSCTians. Looking at them the team was taken into a lane of refreshing memories of first becoming RVSCTians which was a moment of pride. Those gleaming, sparkling eyes, those attentive ears, those bright vibes, were all that was needed to relive a similar day 10 months ago!
Stay tuned for the next edition.
Happy Deepawali to all our readers!
– Pallavi Surana