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Funding UMass Supermileage Vehicle 2022

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on December 01, at 10:32 AM EST
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9 Days Left! And Thank You!

November 21, 2022

Hello from the UMass SMV Team!

We wanted to express our immense rattitude to our donors! We really did not know what to expect from this fundraiser, but we have been blown away by the support we have received so far!

Thank you all, your donations will help us continue this incredible project and allow us to do the work we love. 

We wanted to share with you all some of the work we've been doing lately, using some of the donations you from you, our supporters. See a post from our website below!

As some may know, the team is transitioning away from the SAE Supermileage Competition, and beginning to enroll in the Shell Eco-Marathon. One of the major rules changed that comes with this transition regards the vehicle’s brakes!

We have a dedicated brakes team this semester, focused on redesigning the brakes to comply with Shell’s rulebook. Previously, the vehicle was equipped with a single cable-operated bicycle brake that acted directly on the rear wheel, actuated by a hand lever. This is the system that our drivetrain and body were designed around. Shell’s rules require both front and rear brakes. These brakes must be hydraulic calipers acting on brake rotors, with separate pedal actuation and hand lever actuation. A big design change for us!

We’ve been hard at work removing the old brake assemblies, and upgrading with parts that we were able to purchase, thanks to our Minutefund Supporters!

Here are the old brake pedals being cut away from the body, these pedals were glued in place using an industrial strength glue right before this year’s competition. Cutting the pedals of was the easiest option.

And here are our new pedals, mocked up in the vehicle. The mounting for these pedals will be designed to be adjustable to accomodate multiple drivers of different heights.

And this is our current redesign of our vehicle’s manual clutch! We have modified our drive-side clutch plate with mounting points for a motorcycle brake rotor. Almost ready for the CNC!

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Nuts and Bolts

The little bits that hold the vehicle together!


The Toolbox

Can't put a vehicle together without the proper tools!


Raw Materials

Aluminum, carbon fiber. You are the foundation of this vehicle!


Electronics and Sensors

The brains of it all! You allow the vehicle to communicate with the driver and the team.


Our Three Wheels

Our vehicle rides on three competition bicycle tires. You are what enables the car to move!


The Brakes

You're a key component in keeping our driver safe and sound!


The Engine

In last year's competition we used a Briggs 206cc Go Kart Engine that we sleeved down to 74cc with a Honda dirt bike cylinder head. You're the life of the vehicle!


The Whole Shabang!

You ARE the Supermileage Vehicle! Lets WIN this! With this donation, you can submit a name, logo, or design to be featured on the vehicle.