News

August 11, 2010

Cal Poly Pomona Formula Hybrid would like to thank Farmer John for their support.

Come get a bacon wrapped hot dog tommrow (10-28-2010 10:00AM - 3:00PM by the new suites)

August 11, 2010

Cal Poly Pomona Formula Hybrid would like to thank Odyssey Batteries for their support.

July 1, 2010

Cal Poly Pomona Formula Hybrid would like to thank our newest sponsor GENESIS PERFORMANCE BOATS.

May 20, 2010

Cal Poly Pomona Formula Hybrid would like to thank our newest sponsor Eddie Marine.

May 13, 2010

  • Build day this Friday, May 14
  • Team members: please read up on the rules for the formula hybrid competition and any information pertaining to your subsystem

May 6, 2010

    Subsystem Teams:
  • Frame: Jason, Andrew, Sean, Jonathan, Grant, Patrick
  • Suspension: Sean, Bret, Andrew, Sam
  • Steering: Andrew, Brian
  • Braking: Jonathan, Andy, Robert, Sam, Ruben
  • Powertrain: Bret, Grant, Patrick, Jonathan, John, Matt
  • Impact Attenuator: Ryan
  • Electrical: Ben, Matt, Vu, Patrick, Stephanie
  • Aesthetics: Jason, John, Andy, Roy, David, Sam
  • Events: Ryan, Grant, Bret, Robert
  • Ergonomics: Andy, John, Roy
  • Food Permit: David, Iain, Sam

April 29, 2010

  • New Club Officers!
    • President: Daniel Miersma
    • Vice President: Sean Ryan
    • Design Captain: Sean Ryan
    • Secretary: Jason Gamboa
    • Treasurer: Samuel Rodriguez
    • E-Council Representative: John Tran
    • Events Coordinator/Fundraising Chairperson: Ryan Sandford
  • Congratulations to all the new club officers!
  • Friday, April 30, we will meet in the lab at 10 AM to fix the suspension components and review the last test session

April 22, 2010

  • Build day this Friday, April 23 at 10 AM. Things to do:
    • Alignment
    • Re-do the under tray
    • Remake a suspension bracket
    • Cut cones
    • Cut side panels
  • We will also be testing the car this Sunday, April 25. The time we will meet will be emailed out to everybody sometime this weekend
  • Design of the next car will begin in 2 weeks
    • Prior to this, all team members should familiarize themselves with the rule book
    • Also, anyone interested in a particular subsystem should read up on any and all aspects of that subsystem
    • Craig and Sean will be creating a Gantt chart for our design and build up to the day of the 2011 competitio
  • Elections for club positions will take place next Thursday, April 29, at our weekly meeting. An email will be sent out with information regarding positions and nominations
  • Campus elections will take place May 11-13. There is a Green Initiative Fund that will donate money to clubs and organizations on campus that are environmentally oriented (ie. our club!). So please take the time to vote yes for this proposition

April 13, 2010

  • Bacon wrapped hot dog sale this Thursday, April 15th! Please come support us! We will be set up in the quad near the career fair.
  • Team: please come to the lab at 9 AM on Thursday to help set up for the hot dog sale

April 8, 2010

  • Build day on Friday, April 9. There is a lot of work that needs to get done on the car before we can take it to the Long Beach Grand Prix. Please come out and help!
  • The Long Beach Grand Prix is next weekend from the 16th to the 18th. If you have not yet signed up with us, let Craig know what day(s) you would like to go. We will be organizing a carpool.
  • We will be selling bacon wrapped hot dogs next Thursday, April 15th. Please come support us!

March 30, 2010

  • Our next team meeting will be on Thursday, April 8
  • Our next build day will be this Friday, April 2 at 10 AM
    • Please come out this Friday to the build day. We have a lot of work to get done before the Long Beach Grand Prix and not much time
    # We will be selling bacon wrapped hot dogs this coming Tuesday, April 6, in front of the Bronco Student Center. Please come out and support! Two bacon wrapped hot dogs, chips, and a soda for $5

March 11, 2010

  • Pole Position tickets are still for sale! $15 per ticket per race
  • No build day this Friday, March 12, or next Friday, March 19 due to finals
  • No meeting next Thursday, March 18 due to finals
  • Our next build/design day will be during spring break and consist of about 2 or 3 days
    • Craig will send out an email to everybody regarding the exact days
  • Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 30
  • We will be selling bacon-wrapped hot dogs on Thursday, April 1 in front of the BSC

March 05. 2010

  • This tuesday, March 9th we will be setting up a booth to sell tickets to Pole Position Raceway. Tickets are $15 and they are valid for 6 months. Come out in front of the BSC at 11 AM for more information

February 25, 2010

  • Congratulations to everyone that participated in the dodgeball tournament! Good job on a 1st place finish!
  • Sean is looking for people to help him fix the suspension
    • o If you are interested, come to the lab Friday, February 26, whenever he decides to wake up
  • We are currently selling tickets to Pole Position Raceway!
    • Tickets are $15 per race and are useable for up 6 months
    • Tickets can be used at both California locations: Corona and Murrieta
    • For purchases please come see any of our team members
    • For additional information about Pole Position Raceway see http://www.polepositionraceway.com/
  • Build day on Friday, February 26!

February 11, 2010

  • Build day this Friday, February 11th, from 11 AM to 3 PM
    • Testing the car this Monday!
    • Please come to the lab at 10AM to help get the car to the K-lot

February 04, 2010

  • Build day this Friday, February 5th
  • Sign up for the dodgeball tourney!
  • Yeah thats it

January 28, 2010

  • Friday January 29th, we will be selling bacon wrapped hot dogs at the Bronco Student Center during the Hi-Tech Job Fair from 10 AM to 2 PM. Please come out to support us!
  • We will still be having a build day after the Hi-Tech Job Fair
  • solidWorks World starts this weekend!
    • The event will take place from Sunday January 31st to Wednesday February 3rd
    • Saturday we will head over to the Anaheim Convention Center to set up our booth
    • e have a rough schedule of volunteers to help out at our booth but we still need a few more. We will further discuss driving arrangements at the lab on Friday during the build
  • E-Week is coming up the week of February 15th
    • A dodgeball tournament will be held on February 16th and 18th at U-hour
    • If you would like to participate please let us know so we can organize a team

January 21, 2010

  • Build days are now on Fridays and tomorrow, January 22nd, we will have one at around 11 AM
  • Afterwards we will be going to Pole Position in Corona
  • If you would like to attend please be at the AV lab (17-1460) at 6 PM
  • Next week Friday, January 29th, we would like to sell hot dogs at the Hi-Tech Job Fair
  • If you would like to help out, let Daniel know asap
  • SolidWorks World will be taking place from January 31st to February 3rd
  • We need volunteers to help out and provide information to the attendees at our booth
  • If you can help out please sign up as we will be sending a sign-up sheet around

January 14, 2010

  • SolidWorks World will be January 31st to February 3rd
    • We will be taking our car to the event on the 30th for set up
    • We need volunteers to help out at our booth
  • Our next build day will be this Saturday, January 16th
  • Next week we will be changing our build days to Fridays
  • Next week Friday, January 22nd, we will have a build day starting around 1 PM followed by a trip to Pole Position Raceway
    • Pole Position Raceway
    • 1592 E Bentley Dr., Corona CA 91879
    • Polepositionraceway.com
  • E-Week is coming up next month
    • We may be entering as a dodge ball team for some friendly competition
    • If you are interested in joining let Craig know
  • The Hi-Tech job fair is on Friday, January 29th

December 3, 2009

  • An H-bridge workshop will be held the first Saturday of winter quarter.
    • An H-bridge is an electronic circuit that is commonly used to allow DC motors to run forwards and backwards and attending the workshop could prove to be very beneficial to the team
  • We will not be meeting in the lab this Saturday (December 5) or having a meeting next week Thursday (December 10) due to finals
  • The team forum is up and can be found on the Forums page
  • Our next meeting will be the Monday after finals (December 14). We will meet in the lab room to finish assembling the car and make sure that our SolidWorks model is ready for SolidWorks World 2010. Please come out to help and have fun. We will be sending emails out to everybody regarding the exact details for that weeks build schedule

November 19, 2009

  • If you are reading this, then you are probably on the website that just went up
  • Ryan has made a promotional video for our team which will be available for viewing soon
  • This Saturday (November 21) we will be attending ABF Motorings track day at the Home Depot Center
    • Afterwards we will be meeting in the lab room at around 2 PM to continue working on the SolidWorks model and assembling the suspension components
  • Today (November 19) Ben and Edward will be going over the electrical system on the car in preparation for the controller
  • Quarter-at-a-Glance will be Wednesday January 6th
  • The fundraising team has comprised a list of fundraising ideas that were proposed at todays meeting and they will meet again at noon this Wednesday (November 25) in the library
    • Contact Daniel, Ruben, Robert, or Ryan if you would like to join or if you have any good ideas

November 12, 2009

  • This Saturday (November 14th) we will meet in the AV room to work on our SolidWorks model and get the car ready to be assembled
  • There is going to be a track day at the Home Depot Center in Carson on November 21st
    • It will be hosted by ABF Motoring and they will provide Mini Coopers for the registered people to drive
    • You must be 21 or older with a valid CA license
    • Sign up here http://abfmotoring.com/registration.html
    • So far Craig, Sean, Robert, Ruben, and Jason will be going to the AM session
  • People who signed up for the subsystems are as follows (** denotes captain): (Will List on team page)
  • The deadline to register for the 2009-2010 Formula Hybrid Competition is December 29th
  • February 2nd there is going to be a manufacturing convention at the Anaheim Convention Center

November 5, 2009

  • John Tran has finished the new website
  • This Saturday (11/7) we will be meeting in the AV room at 10:00 AM to sand and paint the frame as well as refine our SolidWorks model for the upcoming SolidWorks convention in January
  • Everybody that has signed up for a subsystem, we encourage you to download the 2010 Formula Hybrid Rules from the competitions website and read up a bit on the subsystem that you are interested in
  • Daniel found information on getting a food handlers license
    • The online class is $75 for a 10 hour class and a 70% is required to pass the test and receive the license
    • The class at Mt. SAC is $150 and they meet every Tuesday and Wednesday
    • Both days are required, as well as 70% on the test to receive the license
  • From E-Council:
    • SDLI is having leadership training on Friday November 13th
    • E-Week is February 15th to 20th
      • All clubs are to come together to host an event
    • Tuesday November 4th there is going to be an open forum at URSA Major at U hour
    • Friday November 20th, Chevron and a documentary film will be shown

October 29, 2009

  • This Saturday (10/31) come to the lab for two objectives
    • One team will be disassembling the car so that it can be painted
    • The other team will be working with Sean on cleaning up the SolidWorks model of our car
    • Starting time will be at 10:00 AM and we will finish no later than 4:00PM
  • Everybody please send an email to Craig regarding what subsystem you are interested in working on
    • Current subsystems:
    • Suspension and overall design Sean
    • Marketing Craig
    • Fundraising Daniel
    • Aesthetics Paul and Jason
    • Powertrain Khieu and Edward
    • Miscellaneous John
    • Controller
    • Steering
    • Wiring
    • Fuel system
    • Brakes
    • Batteries
  • If what you are interested in is not listed, do not hesitate to bring it up
  • We need somebody to look into getting a food handlers license so that we can do fundraisers involving selling food
  • Daniel stated that there is a possible class at Mt. SAC that we can take to get a license and if anybody is interested please look into it and let us all know

October 20,2009

  • Club Charter officially submitted
  • Currently working on a build design schedule
  • Engineering fair Thursday

October 8, 2009

  • Alt Car Expo last weekend
    • Possible testing and/or donations of lithium ion batteries
  • 2010 SolidWorks Expo in January

September 29, 2009

  • The competition fee for the 2010 SAE Formula Hybrid competition has been raised to $1500.
  • The official rules for the 2010 SAE Formula Hybrid competition have been posted