ASEE Battery-Powered Car Team
TCC Engineering Club
1999 ASEE Battery-Powered Car
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!
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:
View the video