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ATHENE Racing Team e.V.
- Who are we?
Athene Racing Team is a young team of Formula Student Germany, a design competition for students which not only focuses on the construction performance but also evaluates the implementation and production as well as the finance and sales concept of every team.
This is why Athene Racing Team sees itself as a cross-disciplinary project which involves students from a wide range of faculties of the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich.
- What do we have to offer?
The upcoming season is the second for the Athene Racing Team. In the last season we have taken a major step forward: from vehicle concept via planning and construction to the manufactured racing car, namely Artemis, a legit racing car with combustion engine which allows us to participate in all dynamic disciplines of the Formula Student.
- What is our target?
The next season is all about re-working our first vehicle with focus on optimization and simulation. Moreover, we have started a second project in order to participate at the Formula Student with an electrical racing car which is in the middle of being designed.
- Why EAGLE?
For the development of the electric vehicle we are planning to work more professional in terms of electronic design and documentation. EAGLE is the tool of our choice to draw circuit diagrams and manage the layouts for our boards, especially because it is our objective to create our own converter.
Ignition Racing team electric at the University of Osnabrück
The Ignition Racing Team is an independent team of students at the University of Osnabrück. The team designs and produces an electrical racing car every year and participates at the Formula Student. IRT was founded in 2006 by 6 students of the University of Osnabrück. In 2011 the team switched over to an electrical car which is being consequently developed since then. IRT is using CadSoft EAGLE for the development of various boards. The spectrum ranges from control boards to a self developed dashboard as well as boards to monitor the high voltage batteries. EAGLE stands out through its simple and intuitive operability. Many students already gained some experience by having used the EAGLE free version for private projects before – which helps to get started. Having received EAGLE licenses through sponsoring, enables us to design bigger and multi layer PCBs. This also means the implementation of more complex circuits and the combination of functional units.
MunicHMotorsport is the Formula Student racing team of the University of Applied Sciences Munich. Once more students from a wide range of faculties join forces to design and build a competitive formula race car for the series. By reserving the last season for intensive testing on our combustion car the team is now able to apply the knowledge to the design of the vehicle for the upcoming season. Beyond doubt the highlight we are all working towards is the Formula Student Germany event at the Hockenheim Circuit in summer 2014. As it was in previous seasons our goal will be to design the crucial electronic parts ourselves to keep track of reliability and weight. However we will pursue our ergonomic and aesthetic goals in terms of cockpit functionality and design.
With CadSoft’s support we are able to steadily improve our electronic components in all regards. With EAGLE we design our custom PCBs to reach our expected high performance. It is an intuitive but powerful software which provides us with a professional workspace as well as a user-friendly interface.
TUfast e.V. Racing Team
eCARus – TU Munich
In the heart of Munich, students of the Technical University of Munich are building electric cars within the project eCARus since 2009. From the start, the responsibility for this hands-on project lies with the students who are supported in terms of technical questions by academic associates of the faculty for Energy Conversion Technology and the chair of Energy Storage Technology. After having successfully terminated working on the first car eCARus 1.0, the design of eCARus 2.0, a two-seater, commenced. Implementing the knowledge acquired in their studies in a practical project is quite demanding and requires a range of skills from the participants. This is only possible by using professional tools such as the software EAGLE by CadSoft. “The team eCARus appreciates the easy and fast access to schematic and board design that EAGLE provides for students”, Ludwig John, eCARus.
The TU Dresden Robotics work group (TURAG e.V.) was founded in 2003 and consists primarily of students of the faculties electrical engineering and information technology. We regularly present our robots at public events, offer educational programs for students and young people and since 2006 have participating annually at the international robots competition Eurobot. Our greatest successes at this competition were winning the title of vice world champion in 2007 and the German championship in 2008 and 2011. The electronics of these autonomous robots that we create for these events, is mostly self developed. Each of our robots is a complex system consisting of several control boards with micro controllers, extension boards and self developed engine and servo controls. We use CadSoft EAGLE for our development of the electronics as it enables professional schematics and layouts, but is easy to learn due to its elaborate user interface.
Staatl. Realschule Helmbrechts
For the third time in a row, pupils of the middle school Helmbrechts have qualified for the world championship in robot football. At the Robocup in Magdeburg it was the team FRF Goalforce that was clearly superior and won the German championship of robot football of the age class up to 14 years. In the end, they won 76:2.
After Istanbul and Mexico City, the next world championship in Robocup will take place in Eindhoven/ Netherlands in June 2013.
The football robots of 22cm height compete 2 against 2 on a special game table and interact completely autonomously. Distant control is not allowed. This means that the students have to have programmed the robots in a way that they follow the ball a complete half time (10 minutes) and score in the opponent’s goal as often as possible.
In total 400 German schools annually take part at the Robocup that has existed for more than 18 years. The robots technique becomes more and more sophisticated same as the competition becomes stronger and stronger. That is why our young hobbyists plan to equip their robots with a self-developed circuit board for the first time.
Thanks to the generous support from CadSoft, they will be able to do it with the professional software EAGLE 6.4. That’s how the school team “Franconian RoboForce” from Helmbrechts (Germany) wants to keep up with the best in the future as almost all top teams use the CadSoft product.
Dank der großzügigen Unterstützung von Cadsoft wird diese mit der professionellen Software Eagle 6.4 entwickelt. Die Schülergruppe “Franconian RoboForce” aus Helmbrechts (Bayern) will dadurch auch in Zukunft erfolgreich sein, denn fast alle Spitzenteams verwenden das Produkt von Cadsoft.
Robots Club Aachen e.V.
The Robots Club Aachen is registered as non-profit organization since 2001. It consists of students of the universities RWTH Aachen and FH Aachen, mainly studying engineering. We build autonomic, mobile robots for the international competition Eurobot. The purpose of the organization is the encouragement of science and technics as well as the education of young people. We present our robots and the work of our organization to the public on a regular base.
At the Eurobot competition, international teams of amateurs compete with their self developed robots. Every year, the robots have to solve a new task autonomically. There are always the robots of two teams that have to compete against each other on the 2 x 3m match field. They have to recognize their environment independently, evade the enemy’s attacks and manipulate game elements.
The robots are being steered by micro controllers and FPGAs. There are around 10 boards with up to 4 layers implemented in every robot. CadSoft has supported us for years with a license for their EAGLE software. With this powerful, but easy-to-learn tool we develop ambitious boards. The experiences with EAGLE can also be useful for students after graduation in their professional lives!
Rennschmiede Pforzheim (University of Pforzheim)
The young team of Rennschmiede Pforzheim is the formula student team of the University of Pforzheim. It comprises of about 40 students from the faculties engineering, economics and design who give their best for the racing season 2013. After having celebrated their debut with Zabrina in Italy and Germany last year, the Rennschmiede is ready to start this season with their newest racing car: Gärry!
Being equipped with an electrical clutch and pneumatic cylinder, Gärry is supposed to fulfill the team’s slogan “stay ahead of the pack with quality”. EAGLE is playing an important role for this achievement: not only controller board, but also brake lights, display board for rotational speed and gear as well as smaller boards for test or measuring tasks were designed with EAGLE software.
The benefits of EAGLE are obvious: it is possible to choose components from the extensive components library in a comprehensive and easy way. This enables especially our new team members to participate in the project in an intuitive way and allows them to start planning of schematic circuit diagrams and layouts within in a minimum of time.
The team of Rennschmiede Pforzheim would like to thank CadSoft Computer GmbH for their support and will do its best to play a leading role during the racing season 2013.
Formula Student Team Weingarten/ University of applied sciences Ravensburg- Weingarten
The Formula Student Team Weingarten was founded in 2009 by a few highly motivated students. Today, the team of the University Ravensburg-Weingarten consists of about 50 future engineers and has a history of 4 seasons with 10 races in total. By participating annually at European events, the team has gained experience and is fully supported and well recognized by the university itself.
Our race cars, named “Stinger09” to “Stinger13”, have been improved year on year in all aspects and from the upcoming season will be equipped with even more self-developed and innovative electronic components in order to secure failure safety and score in static events.
The graphic layout editor EAGLE from CadSoft enabled the Formula Student Team Weingarten to create simple schematics as well as complex PCB circuits and led to operating prototypes.
EAGLE provides an easy introduction to the creation of modern electronic components for the students and future engineers of our committed team.
The Formular Student Team Weingarten looks forward to an ongoing fruitful cooperation with CadSoft!
Running Snail Racing Team (University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden)
The racing team of the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden formed in 2004, is untiring in search for improvements for the new racing car, this year for the first time purely electrical.
Since 2005 Running Snail takes part at the Formula Student. This is a competition for prospective engineering students to convert the theory into praxis. Here counts not only having the fastest and most innovative racing car prototype, but also the whole overall of presentation, design and cost plan.
Nowadays electronics in automobiles have achieved a primary status, just as in the racing car from the Running Snail Racing Team. For nearly every department of the vehicle there is an electronic control of the components necessary to score smooth and optimal results.
For several years now the EAGLE Software of CadSoft proves one’s worth in our team. We use it for our printed circuit board layouts and our circuit diagrams.
The team thanks for the support, is glad to work with EAGLE and hopes to achieve the first successes with the easy and simple operability of the software soon and to cope with the challenges of the electrical racing car.
Global Formular Racing e.V.
Low-energy vehicles for the Shell Eco Marathon
Team Schluckspecht / Offenburg University
Car racing – SAE Formula Electric
Oregon State University
Oregon State has been fielding cars every year since 1989. In 2009-2010, the BA Racing Team from the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg (DHBW-R), Germany, and the Beaver Racing Team from Oregon State University (OSU) merged to become Global Formula Racing (GFR), the first international entity in Formula SAE/Formula Student.
Fast, faster, EAGLE – Formula Student
Mittweida Motorsport test centre – University of Mittweida
“The EAGLE Software stands out for its exceptional development flexibility in development as well as the high total of available libraries and a wide community of developers.”, Anna Kirchner, Technikum Mittweida Motorsport.
Racing Team / TU Graz
From brake light to coupling, switching, stepping motor control and carbon multifunction steering wheel, all are planned and laid out in EAGLE.
KA-RaceIng e.V. – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Elbflorace – TU Dresden
MunicHMotorsport – University of Munich
Race-Ing. Team – FH Dortmund
The task for the students is to work in teams on constructing and producing a formula car for the international Formula Student design competition. The vehicle must subsequently do battle with competition during racing events. As well as driving performance, the business plan, cost report, and engineering abilities are all evaluated by a specialist jury from industrial and economic backgrounds.
With the sun along the home stretch
SolarCar-Team – HS Bochum
Youth in Research 2011 – Technical Category
Theodorianum Grammar School in Paderborn
RoboCup – Mostly Harmless
- WM participants in 2005 in Osaka, 2006 in Bremen, 2007 in Atlanta and 2009 in Graz
- Attaining the intermediate round in the 2009 world championships in Graz
- 3rd place in the Technical Challenge World Championship 2009
- Design Award RoboCup 2005 Osaka, Japan
- 5th place during the European Championships 2010 in Magdeburg, Spotlight Prize 2008, awarded for the Langen Nacht research. The team consists of 40 students from differing study disciplines, who work together, one season after another, to improve their existing robots!
Robocup Junior Soccer
Antitischhochheber – Bernhard-Strigel Grammar School in Memmingen
This involves two autonomously working robots adjacent each other,which attempt to propel a ball into the opponent’s goal.. For orientation purposes, for example, light or compass sensors are used.
“Compared to other programs, EAGLE is laid-out extremely well and clearly, but still lets you design complex switching diagrams. Moreover, many PCB manufacturers also prefer the use of EAGLE as a layout program and offer cheaper prices for the same. This lends EAGLE a wide-ranging applicable scope, from Schul-AG to electronics companies.” Pascal Mossier, Antitischhochheber.
The Roboter AG of Johannes-Kepler Grammar School also use EAGLE to plan their own robots, are regular participants in the Robocup Junior Soccer and claimed third place when participating for the first time in Vöhringen.
Saar Racing Greenteam
Illini Motorsports – University of Illinois/ USA
Illini Motorsports is the Formula SAE team of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each year the electronics team is heavily involved with EAGLE as it is used to create all of its custom PCBs. In the 2010/2011 racing season the team used EAGLE to create their first fully electronic carbon fiber steering wheel along with the first version of their custom data acquisition system. Following that season the team used EAGLE to create a new power distribution module and expansion module for their ECU. This year Illini Motorsports is using EAGLE to create a new CAN based data acquisition system. This has involved creating completely new PCBs with CAN hardware and interfacing them with our other systems.
“Thanks to CadSoft’s generous support we have been able to vastly improve the electronics on our car. EAGLE has allowed us to design all of our electronics in a quick and efficient manner. We aren’t limited by the software or the sometimes steep learning curves of other programs. Newer members are able to pick up how to use EAGLE very quickly and can start designing at a very early stage on the team. Our large electronic progress throughout the recent years can be attributed in part to CadSoft and their support!”,Michael Bastanipour, Electronics Team Leader, Illini Motorsports.