Updated: Mar 14
The electronics department takes care of numerous aspects of our race car. To put it simply, we make the difference between a 20th-century race car and a 21st-century one. At the core, our goal is to take care of the electronics that keep the engine alive, including the wiring harness. When we make sure that we covered that part, the rest comes naturally. We keep developing what we have, upgrading, and innovating.
Sure, you can have a simple steering wheel as your grandpa had decades ago - you turn it and the car steers that way. But what if we add some LEDs? Aaaand maybe a display? And some buttons? That’s what we’re all about.
What you will be doing
Research tasks - find components that suit the demands of the car (sensors from streetcars, electronic modules, individual electronic components such as transistors, etc)
Cutting/splicing lots of wires
Making custom (i.e. designed by you) circuits
Spending many hours (or even nights) in the garage trying to figure out what is wrong with a circuit
DIY stuff like improvising tests for some components to simulate race-track/real-world scenarios
What we expect
Automotive knowledge - you must at least have an idea of what generic streetcar components do (such as an alternator, ECU, rectifier, throttle, etc.) - both mechanical and electronic. Don’t worry, we don’t expect that you’re a mechanic!
Passion for cars/motorcycles/motorsports
Electronics knowledge - basic circuit design (analog/digital), fundamental knowledge of common components (passive/active components)
Generic technical culture
Nice to have
Experience on a similar project or experience in custom electronics (even simple Arduino projects count), bonus points if you worked on custom stuff on a car
A desire for innovation