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ASEE Battery-Powered Car Team

TCC Engineering Club
1999 ASEE Battery-Powered Car Team

We won!  On June 21, 1999, TCC Engineering students competed against other two-year engineering programs in a national design competition sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).  The competition was held in Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Convention Center as a part of ASEE's Annual Convention.  The goal of the competition was to build a battery-powered car that could follow a 3/4" strip of black electrical tape three times around an 8' x 12' plywood track with the ends of the track sloping downward.  TCC's entry finished with a winning time of 2 minutes, 34 seconds.


Dave Gary starts TCC's car

TCC's Car climbs the hill on turn 2

Approaching the finish line

TCC's winning team!
Team Members
Rule Sheet for the ASEE Battery-Powered Car Competition
CAD Drawings of the TCC Car
Lots of great photos!

For a 3-mnute video of the car during a practice run on the track, select on of the following:
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