Lifting Luminos molds onto truck bed

A Farewell to Luminos Molds

On Saturday, the team said goodbye to the Luminos molds. The molds came out of a generous sponsorship from Christensen Fiberglass Tooling. After receiving the molds in December 2012 and using them for composite layups, the team built Luminos, which placed 4th at the 2013 World Solar Challenge.

Since then, Oregon High School Solar Car Team of Bend, OR has claimed the molds. The OHS team competes in the Solar Car Challenge, which alternates between closed-track and cross-country events. The upcoming Solar Car Challenge will be a closed-track event in Texas in July 2015. We are very excited that we could help them out!

In this new chapter of the molds’ journey, members of the Oregon High School Solar Car Team drove down to Stanford to meet with us before our usual noontime meeting. For about two hours, both teams worked hard to pad and secure the molds for their journey to our previous team leader’s hometown. Many thanks to Stanford Events for the superb forklift services!

Afterwards, we spent some time at the shop talking solar car and enjoying cold sweet tea. Best of luck to the Oregon High School team, and we look forward to seeing another Luminos (Lumi-dos?) out there!

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Molds ready to roll!

Molds ready to roll!

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2 Comments
  • Tom Stueve
    Posted at 17:33h, 02 September

    Thank you Stanford! We hope to make you proud of us. A generous donation that will continue the forward progress of the Oregon Solar Car Team!

  • Oregon Solar Car Team
    Posted at 16:13h, 23 September

    Hello Stanford Solar Car Team. We are the Oregon High School Solar Car Team, we have a few questions on Lumidose: we were wondering what weave the carbon fiber you used and the lay-up patterns you used for the original Luminose. How many sheets of nomax did you use?
    Thank you.