Behind The Scenes Of Building An Electric Car – The Journey


Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were tse_10.

Team Swinburne Electric 2010, AKA tse_10, was the first year a group of Swinburne engineering students endevoured to develop and build an Electric Vehicle for the Formula SAE competition. The team hit trouble when they blew up their motor controller, just over a week before the competition. The team then borrowed another motor controller which also ended up blowing. The team then borrowed ANOTHER motor controller, to which they had some success, until the night before the competition, when it also blew up. In total the team blew up 3x ,000 controllers, 6 times (after repairs). It is thought that the motor is faulty and is causing the issues.

Team Leaders:
Stefan Smolenaers
Matthew Femino

Final Year Members:
Joel Moses
Jason Whittle

Non Final Year Members:
Wayne Murphy
Jacob Vu Tran
Adrian Cowen

External Support
James Kirk
Ken ?
Kevin Woodhouse
ATA and MEVIG

Warning: Although edited, this is behind the scenes footage and may contain some course language and/or offensive behaviour.

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