Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Solar Car Strategy

The Solar Car Project has been recruiting really successfully. We now have an absurd 10% of the new Class of 2014 on our mailing list, and more than a hundred people who have showed up at the shop for over the past week.

The strategy team has lots of cool projects Sam and I have been working on. Going from one- or two-person projects to full teams with a wide range of math and coding experience is going to be both difficult and awesome. The list will keep growing.

array power simulation


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another day, a new year

I just got back to Stanford. California is still glorious.

The summer was cool. I interned at a proprietary trading company that deals in equity options, in Chicago. Learned a ton. Didn't blog much because everything I worked on was, well, proprietary.

So today, I have two signs of the impending apocalypse.

#1. The flying robots from Half-Life have become reality
Yes, like this one
#2. The Solar Car Team's neighbors in VAIL are building a robotic rally car.
And when they say their fully autonomous car is going to climb Pike's Peak at "near race speed", it means quite a lot: