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The University of Kentucky's Solar Car Team was started in 1999 by a group of students from the College of Engineering. Since then, over 100 team members from various disciplines have contributed to the construction of 4 solar-powered vehicles.

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Biweekly Update 04 - Batteries and Bottom Shells
Biweekly Update 04 - Batteries and Bottom Shells
Πριν 7 μήνες
In this edition of Biweekly Update, we talk about building the bottom shell for Gato del Sol VI and its battery pack, Illini Solar Car's visit, and travelling to the ...
Biweekly Update 03 - E-Day Special
Biweekly Update 03 - E-Day Special
Πριν 8 μήνες
This Update, we talk about our time at the University of Kentucky's Engineers Day Open House, E-Day!
Biweekly Update 02 - Shells and Spinning
Biweekly Update 02 - Shells and Spinning
Πριν 8 μήνες
This time around at UK Solar Car, we talk about building Gato del Sol VI's shell, battery testing, and trying out one of our new motors.
Biweekly Update 01 - Kids and Kickoffs
Biweekly Update 01 - Kids and Kickoffs
Πριν 9 μήνες
This fortnight at UK Solar Car, we talk about Gato del Sol VI's progress, our kickoff event, outreach at Wellington Elementary, and Gato del Sol IV's new home.
UK Solar Car Trailer(2017)
UK Solar Car Trailer(2017)
Πριν χρόνο
A little bit of SC from UK. We're here to tell you what we're all about. We are a student-run organization at the University of Kentucky, competing in cross-country ...
Ben Rhodes Meets Kentucky Racing
Ben Rhodes Meets Kentucky Racing
Πριν χρόνο
NASCAR driver Ben Rhodes came to UK and visited our team. Check out some highlights from that day!
Merry Christmas from UK Solar Car
Merry Christmas from UK Solar Car
Πριν χρόνο
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you! Looking forward to 2017.
Gato Del Sol V vs  Tesla Model S Drag Race
Gato Del Sol V vs Tesla Model S Drag Race
Πριν 2 χρόνια
A few months ago we decided to race a Tesla Model S. How'd it go? Well... To learn more about us, go to: www.uksolarcar.com FB/Twitter/Instagram: ...
UK Solar Car: FSGP and ASC 2016
UK Solar Car: FSGP and ASC 2016
Πριν 2 χρόνια
Here are our highlights from the 2016 Formula Sun Grand Prix and American Solar Challenge. This was the first time that UK Solar Car competed in ASC since ...
University of Kentucky Fast lap at Circuit of the Americas (FSGP2015)
University of Kentucky Fast lap at Circuit of the Americas (FSGP2015)
Πριν 3 χρόνια
The first full lap broke the trap record for the first and second sections of the track by 10 seconds, but missed the "fastest lap" title by 15 seconds due to ...
University of Kentucky Solar Car Fluke Connect Entry
University of Kentucky Solar Car Fluke Connect Entry
Πριν 3 χρόνια
The University of Kentucky Solar Car Team uses Fluke Connect tools to enhance their electrical maintenance, troubleshooting, and data acquisition.
University of Kentucky Solar Car Ascends Large Hill
University of Kentucky Solar Car Ascends Large Hill
Πριν 4 χρόνια
The University of Kentucky Solar Car climbs a large hill from a standstill on the way back from an educational outreach trip to Glasgow, KY.
University of Kentucky Solar Car Test Drive to Paris, Kentucky
University of Kentucky Solar Car Test Drive to Paris, Kentucky
Πριν 4 χρόνια
The Solar Car team made a data acquisition/reliability test drive from our garage to Paris, Kentucky. The round trip distance was approximately 36 miles.
University of Kentucky Solar Car Drive Around Lexington 8-26-2014
University of Kentucky Solar Car Drive Around Lexington 8-26-2014
Πριν 4 χρόνια
The team decided to drive the car around Lexington after attending the Engineering Freshman Orientation.
UK Solar Car Top Shell Hatch Layup
UK Solar Car Top Shell Hatch Layup
Πριν 4 χρόνια
Here, the team does a small scale layup of the part that will become the moving hatch on the top shell.
UK Solar Car Bryan Station High School 2014 Visit
UK Solar Car Bryan Station High School 2014 Visit
Πριν 4 χρόνια
Here the UK Solar Car team visits the annual Bryan Station High School Science Fair to promote our organization, UK, and the field of Engineering as a whole.
University of Kentucky Solar Car Bottom Layup Time-lapse 2
University of Kentucky Solar Car Bottom Layup Time-lapse 2
Πριν 4 χρόνια
Here, the team lays up the front and rear portions of the bottom of the airfoil, which will later be glued to the to the top shell.
University of Kentucky Solar Car Gato V Bottom Shell Layup 1
University of Kentucky Solar Car Gato V Bottom Shell Layup 1
Πριν 4 χρόνια
Here, the team lays the majority of the carbon fiber for the bottom shell of the car. The front and back will be made in this mold at a later date, and the fairings will ...
Layup 2
Layup 2
Πριν 4 χρόνια
University of Kentucky Solar Car 2014 Bottom Shell Fiberglass Mold Construction
University of Kentucky Solar Car 2014 Bottom Shell Fiberglass Mold Construction
Πριν 4 χρόνια
The GoPro battery died just as we were starting the second layer. we added tubes to increase the moment of inertia of the mold between the front and rear fairing ...
University of Kentucky Solar Car 2014 Bottom Shell Foam Plug Assembly
University of Kentucky Solar Car 2014 Bottom Shell Foam Plug Assembly
Πριν 4 χρόνια
Here we construct the foam plug in preparation for making the bottom shell mold. We assemble CNC cut foam with adhesive, glue, and skewers and begin ...
University of Kentucky Solar Car Prismatic Battery Box Assembly Day 2
University of Kentucky Solar Car Prismatic Battery Box Assembly Day 2
Πριν 4 χρόνια
Here we begin to assemble our prismatic LiFePO4 battery pack. The brass bushings soldered to the boards were donated by Truline Industries. The purple ...
University of Kentucky Solar Car Feb 2014 Top Shell Layup Timelapse
University of Kentucky Solar Car Feb 2014 Top Shell Layup Timelapse
Πριν 4 χρόνια
Here we wet and lay approximately 200 ft^2 of carbon fiber in 50 minutes. There is approximately 80 tons of force compressing the layers of carbon together.
University of Kentucky Solar Car Prismatic Battery Box Assembly Day 1
University of Kentucky Solar Car Prismatic Battery Box Assembly Day 1
Πριν 4 χρόνια
Here we begin to assemble our prismatic LiFePO4 battery pack. The brass bushings soldered to the boards were donated by Truline Industries. The purple ...
University of Kentucky Solar Car E day 2014
University of Kentucky Solar Car E day 2014
Πριν 4 χρόνια
A timelapse of the Solar Car exhibit at the annual Engineering openhouse. At this event, hundreds of middle and high school students view exhibits by various ...
University of Kentucky Solar Car Jan 2014 Top Shell Mold Gel Coat and Fiberglass backing
University of Kentucky Solar Car Jan 2014 Top Shell Mold Gel Coat and Fiberglass backing
Πριν 4 χρόνια
Spraying the gel coat didn't work, so we applied the "pour" method. Here we do 3 layers of fiberglass, rather than the 5 we planned due to higher than expected ...
University of Kentucky Solar Car Jan 2014 Painting Foam Mold Plug
University of Kentucky Solar Car Jan 2014 Painting Foam Mold Plug
Πριν 4 χρόνια
Observe the slowly churning clouds of paint particles. In this video, we are spraying latex paint cut with water. Needless to say, coverage isn't great.
UK Solar Car Top Shell Foam Plug Final Assembly
UK Solar Car Top Shell Foam Plug Final Assembly
Πριν 4 χρόνια
We have just finished assembly of the plug that will be used to make the top half of our body mold. Now we must fill in the gaps and sand it smooth.
Gato V Top Shell CNC Foam Routing 01
Gato V Top Shell CNC Foam Routing 01
Πριν 4 χρόνια
A Time-lapse Video of the routing of some blocks of foam for the new top shell.
UKSCT Testing 4-2-2011.wmv
UKSCT Testing 4-2-2011.wmv
Πριν 7 χρόνια
Gato IV New Bellypan CNC Milling
Gato IV New Bellypan CNC Milling
Πριν 7 χρόνια
The College of Design at the University of Kentucky lends their 3 axis CNC mill to cut the foam plug for the new UK Solar Car belly pan.
John Hicks from Idemitsu America drives Gato del Sol III
John Hicks from Idemitsu America drives Gato del Sol III
Πριν 9 χρόνια
For a donation, you too can drive Gato del Sol III. All proceeds benefit the construction of the University of Kentucky's new solar car, Gato del Sol IV. For more ...
Gato del Sol III mini-documentary
Gato del Sol III mini-documentary
Πριν 9 χρόνια
Short documentary made by the University of Kentucky Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments. Featuring Dr. Scott Stephens, Nick Such, Anthony ...
Driver Change FSGP09
Driver Change FSGP09
Πριν 9 χρόνια
CATS cheer at FSGP 09
CATS cheer at FSGP 09
Πριν 9 χρόνια
The University of Kentucky Solar Car Team cheers on "Gato del Sol III" at the 2009 Formula Sun Grand Prix in Cresson, TX. UK placed 2nd among 11 teams ...
Anthony explains the Wind Tunnel
Anthony explains the Wind Tunnel
Πριν 9 χρόνια
Anthony takes a few minutes to explain our testing process at the Langley Full-Scale Tunnel. Thanks to the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Old ...
Tuft Testing 6
Tuft Testing 6
Πριν 10 χρόνια
UK Solar Car Team uses yarn tufts to visualize flow over the shell of Gato del Sol III.
Tuft Testing 5
Tuft Testing 5
Πριν 10 χρόνια
UK Solar Car Team uses yarn tufts to visualize flow over the shell of Gato del Sol III.
Tuft Testing 4
Tuft Testing 4
Πριν 10 χρόνια
UK Solar Car Team uses yarn tufts to visualize flow over the shell of Gato del Sol III.
Tuft Testing 3
Tuft Testing 3
Πριν 10 χρόνια
UK Solar Car Team uses yarn tufts to visualize flow over the shell of Gato del Sol III.
Tuft Testing 2
Tuft Testing 2
Πριν 10 χρόνια
UK Solar Car Team uses yarn tufts to visualize flow over the shell of Gato del Sol III.
Tuft Testing 1
Tuft Testing 1
Πριν 10 χρόνια
UK Solar Car Team uses yarn tufts to visualize flow over the shell of Gato del Sol III.
UK Solar Car Teaser 1
UK Solar Car Teaser 1
Πριν 10 χρόνια
NASC 2008 recap with a Gato del Sol IV preview.
UK Solar Car Preview
UK Solar Car Preview
Πριν 10 χρόνια
Solar Car Team from the University of Kentucky shows off Gato del Sol III, its entry to the 2008 North American Solar Challenge.