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Pubudu
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Re: Good job on finishing!
Pubudu   10/19/2013 1:32:45 PM
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There are many bad stories which will bring more experience, behind all the good stories.
Passion and teamwork will take you all to the top for sure, Good Luck.

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Re: Good job on finishing!
Charles Murray   10/18/2013 6:22:21 PM
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Yes, naperlou, crashing and re-building is a time-honored tradition. I've always liked a comment from Gordn Moore, co-founder of Intel, about what is learned from such efforts: "With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly."

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GTOlover   10/18/2013 1:31:18 PM
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Here are the results for the Challenger class:

http://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/files/492_final_results_sunday_challenger_class.pdf

Yes, there will be stories to tell from all the teams! Some good, some bad, some funny, some sad.

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Congrats
Charles Murray   10/17/2013 6:29:56 PM
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Congratulations on building the car and finishing the race, Pavan. As GTOlover stated in his comment, there's nothing like a real-world challenge to improve your engineering skills.

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Re: Good job on finishing!
Rob Spiegel   10/17/2013 3:37:57 PM
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From GTOlovers report on the event, it looks like there are a number of contestants that have pub stories to tell. Wonderful things can come from contests like this.

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naperlou   10/17/2013 12:31:05 PM
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Great story. Crashing and fixing race cars is a time honored tradition.  That your car could be fixed in the field is a good indicator of the design.  I am sure that you all had lots of fun as well, and you will have some good stories to tell at the pub.

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Re: Good job on finishing!
Rob Spiegel   10/17/2013 10:21:39 AM
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This is a great story of picking yourself up, dusting yourelf off, and continuing the race. This would make a great movie, much like Cool Runnings.

GTOlover
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Good job on finishing!
GTOlover   10/17/2013 9:35:47 AM
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I checked the results and your team should be proud! You finished the race driving your solar vehicle. I saw that many participants had to trailer their vehicle. Nothing like a little real world challenges to better the engineering students. Your team will be better engineers from this experience.

Good Job!



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