Team Starcraft in the starting blocks for the new season
You are interested in motorsport and would like to apply your theoretical knowledge from your studies of automotive engineering,mechanical engineering, mechatronics, computer science, electrical engineering and information technology or applied media and communication science. in a practical way? Do you want to realise your dream of owning your own racing car in a team or are you interested in autonomous driving?
At the TU Ilmenau there are not only many exciting research projects on autonomous driving. In Team Starcraft, a unique student initiativeat the university, you can also get involved in the construction of a racing car from the start of your studies – from the white sheet of paper in the concept phase, through construction, production and assembly, to participation in Formula Student, an international competition in which teams from all over the world compete with a racing car they have built themselves. Not only will you gain valuable knowledge for your future career and be able to take on responsibility, but you will also learn a lot about organizing events or topics such as IT, PR, marketing or sponsoring.
Team Starcraft, the university's Formula Student team, is already in the starting blocks for the new season: the members are tinkering and wrenching in the workshop again and eliminating defects from last season – which was a very special one this year.
Not only did Team Starcraft celebrate its 15th anniversary in the summer. Also, the relaxed Corona guidelines finally allowed for events in attendance again, which allowed the team to compete with clubs from all over the world once more. The disciplines ranged from basic static events such as the presentation of the business plan to dynamic events in which the Ilmenau car was put through its paces while being driven.
Moving Formula Student
The event season started with the Formula Student Netherlands on July 4th in Assen, where the team competed to convince with its TSC-6E-R. It scored points especially with its business plan. The team scored particularly well with its business plan. The scrutineering, the technical test of the car, also went well for the most part. However, due to problems with a battery cell that had blown up, the team was unable to take part in the dynamic events. Nevertheless, it achieved 18th place out of a total of 27 in the Electric Vehicle category.
One week later the Formula Student Switzerland took place, but only virtually. Here the team took seventh place in the Business Event and even shone with sixth place in the Cost Event.
For the event on July 27th in the Czech Republic eleven team members made their way to the race track "Autodrom Most", where after Corona tests and Team Welcome the Electrical, Accumulator and Mechanical Scrutineerings started successfully. The next day, among other things, the Rain Test was scheduled, where an unexpected short-circuit occurred due to an insufficient sealing, which is why the so-called Tractive System Active Light, TSAL for short, failed and the team could no longer participate in the dynamic events. Despite this incident, Team Starcraft placed eighth out of 14 in the Engineering Design event and seventh in the Cost and Manufacturing event.
International at home – the end of the season
The end of the season was marked by the event at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg, where a number of faults were again found in the scrutineering sessions, but these were quickly rectified. In the following days, however, there was a defect in the electrical system of the TSC-6E-R, and the team had to work flat out to rectify the faults with a cordless screwdriver and wrench. It was possible to get the car running again, but not in time to go out on track.
So now it's back to the workshop and more work for the next season. Christian Wyrwich, technical manager of the team: "Despite the technical deficiencies that occurred during the events, we are overall very happy about our performance and hope for a successful next season!"
This season will again be marked by days and nights in the workshop, international racing events, teambuildings and many other fun experiences, which would not be possible without numerous supporters, sponsors and especially dedicated team members!
If you want to become part of the team, you can learn more about Tam Starcraft here:
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