Frequently Asked Questions
You can get involved with Mechanical, Electrical, Tractive, Firmware or Operations sub teams! Not sure which one to join? You can get a taste of each sub team by attending weekly meetings and can decide where you belong.
No experience is required to join! We welcome students of any year from any program in any faculty. All training and assistance will be provided. If you have a desire to learn, you will be a perfect fit!
How to join the team?
What kind of projects does each sub-team work on?
Mechanical Sub Team
Designing mounts for the frame
Solid mechanics analysis
Design and manufacturing molds for carbon fiber and kevlar
Apply Computational-Fluid-Dynamics (CFD) to the car
Electrical Sub Team
Schematic capture and PCB layout design
PCB assembly and bring-up
Wire harness design and manufacturing
Tractive Sub Team
Designing mounts for motors, controllers and the cooling loop.
Designing jigs and test fixtures
Work with Solidworks FEA
Gain experience with manufacturing and assembly
Firmware Sub Team
Develop firmware for the various FreeRTOS ARM boards in embedded C
Develop software for driver data collection on the Beaglebone in Python
Design and update drivers for new chips
Use CAN signals to interact with the various boards on the system
Operations Sub Team
Establishing business relations with sponsors
Project management using JIRA
Marketing, recruitment and merchandise
Finance and procurement
WATERLOO FORMULA ELECTRIC
519 888 4567