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The spring semester has started and the prototype build is nearing completion.  Photos and updates of the team’s progress through the semester can be found right here, so stay posted!  The best way to stay connected to the UNR Human Powered Vehicle Team is to subscribe to our website!  If you are a student at UNR and want to help out with the team or just come and see what were all about, meeting times are scheduled as Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 6:30 in the Palmer Engineering Lounge.

Going into the semester, we have a lot of work to get done, as always we are in need of your help!  If you are a local northern Nevada business and would like to contribute to the team’s efforts this year, click over to our sponsor page and contact us with your info.  We will send you an information packet detailing how to sponsor the team.  All sponsors are represented through stickers on our vehicle’s outer shell and display of their logo on our homepage.

Those sponsors donating over $1000 receive a much larger sticker on our travel trailer.  This trailer goes with us to every competition and, for the remainder of the year, is parked in the upper lots at a perfect location for football season tailgate party advertising.

Back the Pack and become a sponsor today!

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Okay, so it’s just a lego model, but the basic fundamentals of our prototype design have now been determined and the team is ready to start building the second iteration of The UNR Human Powered Vehicle!  Building with Legos proved to be the most effective way of manipulating our design ideas, as having six people gathered around a computer screen looking at a digital model could only spark so much creativity.   A digital model will be built in SolidWorks for all necessary safety analysis and FEA, pictures will be up as soon as this is completed.

Prototype 2.0 construction will begin next week while we try to hold true to our goal of having a finished product by start of school.  The team is very confident in our latest design and while it may need some tweaking, it will be by far the most innovative bike at this year’s ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge.

School may be off for the next month, but that wont stop the UNR Human Powered Vehicle Team from continuing towards their goal of winning this year’s ASME HPVC Competition!

Prototype analysis and improvement will continue through break, and it is expected that we will have our second prototype iteration completed by the start of Spring semester.

As always, we are in need of more sponsors.  Please take a look at our sponsorship page for more information and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on the team or if you have any questions on how to sponsor the team.

Happy Holidays from the UNR HPVC Team!

Qdoba Mexican Grill hosted a fundraising event for the team three weeks ago.  20% of all purchases made by customers presenting this flyer were  donated to the UNR Human Powered Vehicle Team.  We cannot thank the Qdoba on North McCarran enough for helping the team out on their quest for 1st place at this year’s ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge! Directions to the participating Qdoba Restaurant can be found below.