Saturday, November 23, 2013

Plantation Holiday Parade

On Saturday morning we participated in the 45th Annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” in Plantation Holiday Parade. It was fun to be apart of this Plantation tradition, had out candy, and to see looks on everyone's faces when they saw SKIII.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Clean Cities Coalition

Due to the exposure and contacts we gained at the Florida Energy Summit, Chris Heshmati of the SECCC invited us to this expo which we were able to attend today. This was another great opportunity for PR and networking. We meet with local officials such as Patrick Sheehan, The Sun Sentinel, Beacon TV, and Channel 10.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

South Florida Construction Career Days

Today we went on a fieldtrip to Bergeron Rodeo Grounds. We participated in mock job interviews and operated heavy equipment. We were also able to see how engineering and the instruction industry go together. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Florida Energy Summit

This year the Florida Energy Summit was held in Orlando and some of our members had the chance to attend. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to meet and network with industry leaders in the alternative fuel industry. SKIII was showcased in an outdoor exhibit with vehicles such as the Chevy Volt, and Telsa.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bombardier Fieldtrip

Today we had an awesome fieldtrip to Bombardier Areo with SKIII. Our club members shared their knowledge with the Bombardier Areo engineers and they shared their experience and skills. Soon after everyone was tossing around ideas that would make great modifications to the car. Later went on a tour of the facility and got to see what goes on behind the scenes.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Magnet Camp!

Today we participated in our schools annual magnet camp for incoming freshman. We had a lot of fun meeting new student that were interested in engineering and solar. We also helped them make and launch paper rockets from an air pressurized launcher.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

El Garage Tv

We would like to give a big thank you to Luis and El Garage Tv
We meet Luis at the Fort Lauderdale Auto Show and said he loved what we did. He then asked if he could come by our school to get a ten minute interview. We were excited to have that awesome opportunity to be interviewed by a television show that broadcasts throughout the world. 

We had David Millar, one of our senior members, get interviewed because of his awesome "TV personality".    
After the interview we took Luis down to the track to give him some footage of the solar car in its natural environment (but at a much small scale). 

David  talking about the cockpit while being filmed. 

David explaining how the solar cells work.

Luis, our film guy from El Garage Tv, taking some shots of the motor controller.

Some of the team putting the array back on to take it to the track.

A short video of Solar Knight III (SKIII) on our school's track.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Busy Week Paid Off

We have been really busy for the past couple of weeks preparing for an awesome opportunity, The 22nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show. We had an awesome set-up thanks to a very generous company Regal Show Services that did and outstanding job organizing the Auto Show. 

We met Elliot Wachman at Broward County's Go Solar Fest. He felt like he could help us reaching our goal for this year's race. He along with Cliff Ray invited us to the auto show. As we were setting up we were amazed by the size plot Regal Show Service donated to our team. We had the same surface area as Jaguar, Subaru, and the Lexus LFA. We are so grateful for their help, we are still getting in donations and emails from the many contacts we made at the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show.
Thank you Elliot and Cliff!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Setting Up

We have been really busy for the past couple of weeks preparing for an awesome opportunity, The 22nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show. This event will hopefully bring in many connections and sponsors throughout the automobile industry and the community. This support will help us raise our goal of $30,000 for our upcoming cross-country race this summer, Texas to California. We are the ONLY solar racing team in Florida to participate in a national race in both the high school and university level! 

Please come visit our booth at The Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show 

The show dates and times are: 

Thursday      April  4th        3:00pm      to    10:00pm
Friday          April  5th        3:00pm      to    11:00pm
Saturday      April  6th        10:00am     to    11:00pm
Sunday        Apri l 7th        10:00am     to    8:00pm

Our booth is located by the entrance of HALL A 
 Solar Knight I, this is the car that started it all!
Solar Knight III, the most expensive, the fastest, the most advance!
 Kavita (Freshman) with her parents making sponsor portfolios.
 Some last minute polishing to SKIII.
Our Awesome Display Board! 
We brought our robotics "play pin" to demonstrate team collaboration between South Plantation's Engineering Program, Solar/Robotics.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In the News!

Last Wednesday we had an awesome workday. Not only did we start on modifying the battery box to comply with the 2013 Solar Car Challenge Race Rules, but we also got interviewed by Doreen Hemlock and Taimy Alvarez from the Sun Sentinel. They wrote a terrific article about the Solar Knights and how we are raising $30,000 for our cross-country race this summer, Texas to California. Please follow the link to view the article written by Doreen and photos captured by Taimy. We cannot thank them enough for getting our team out in the public and corporate view.

Photo by: Taimy Alvarez, Sun Sentinel

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Our Newest Silver Sponsor

   The Solar Knights are extremely grateful for all of our sponsors that help aid our effort to compete every year in the Solar Car Challenge. Everything we do, could not be accomplished without the help (whether it be money, resources, or knowledge) of our sponsors.
   At this time, the Solar Knights would like to extend a special thank you to one of our most faithful sponsors: Hypower Inc.
   Hypower Inc. is an energy company, working to further alternative energy resources in this country. They have taken a special interest in our solar car because they believe in the future of solar power and using more conventionally, like in cars.
   For more information about Hypower Inc. the entire Solar Knights Racing Team encourages you to visit the Hypower Inc. web page.

   Once again, we would like to thank Hypower Inc. and all of our sponsors for your help, thus far, this year.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Team Picture

The Solar Knights take a picture behind SKIII with last years race trophies for the 2013 Solar Car Challenge race this summer and the annual Race Booklet, in front of our magnet building.