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Last week we completed our mid year design review. Any team member who has designed a component for this years car must present their work (before manufacture can begin). This gives the team a chance to spot potential high-risk areas and ask questions about the approaches used to create that component. We had the pleasure of having Textron Systems Join us and give us professional advice.

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Our new members (and a few returning members) attended welding training at Earlbeck Gases and Technologies. They learned the theory behind both MIG and TIG Welding and had the opportunity to practice under the guidance and supervision of professionals!

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As the new year kicks off we begin to teach the new members all that they need to know to design and build Hopkins Baja's next vehicle. This week we did hand on training with the notching and grinding equipment, vital tools for the fabrication of our roll cage and suspension. Soon the new members will have an in depth explanation of all components of last years car, 'Hector,' after which they will all have CAD installed on their computers. After a few quick CAD lessons we will send them off to begin their design work for this years car.