Romain Nith, Clement Fournier, Augustin Legrand,
McGill Engineering ECSE Design Project
Formula Student Design Team
Formula Student is a student engineering competition where teams from around the world design, build, test, and race a small-scale formula style racing car. The cars are judged by industry specialists on how well the car is designed and performs but also on the business side.
Below are a few main projects I have worked on, both on the combustion and the electrical car of McGill FSAE Racing Team:
CAN Node Device
The CAN Node is a custom made board that takes digital and analog signals from sensors on the car and converts them into CAN protocol messages. This facilitates compact communication across different devices on-board and reduces the amount of wires needed for acquiring data.
The electrical harness is the nerve system of the car, connecting all components together. Since there are hundreds of meters of wires running front-to-rear and top-to-bottom, the harness is designed meticulously to minimize manufacturing error, with serviceability, adaptability and troubleshooting in mind.