Student projects are the best way to get into more serious engineering in early days. Today we present you a team of students who work on a Student Formula.
Two years in a row, a group of students from University of Belgrade are working hard on developing a formula called the Road Arrow. It's a full working car, packed with electronics and sensors, which can be driven at high speeds. As any other student project the team faced problems and challenges which made them rethink their ideas over and over, until everything was working as it should.
A week ago, we went to see the test ride of the formula at the National Driver's Academy runway, located 50 km north from Belgrade. We had a lot of fun. As you will see in the video, fomula looks and works fantastic. We are really impressed.
As in real life, engineering isn't the only challenge when you want to do something. Financing of the project was, and still is, a major issue for those guys and girls. Propositions of the competition change each year, and they are requested to build a new car from scratch. They had to develop their own little marketing department and actively seek for funding and donations. Their determination, persistance, devotion, remarkeble will and energy, brought local companies together to help them in their mission. There are hundreds of parts in this vehicle, and most of them are custom designed and built. MikroElektronika is one of those companies who contributed to making this car. Driver's Control dashboard is developed using mikromedia Plus for STM32 board, mikroC PRO for ARM compiler and Visual TFT software.
This year the team took it for a ride on two international competitions: Formula Student Czech Republic, and Formula Student Hungary. One more competition left to go: Formula Student Italy. Here are some of the photos from this year.
We will continue to support Road Arrow Team for the years to come. We wish them success in pursuing their dreams.