Monday, November 9, 2015

Team Links from WSC 2015

In the middle of the outback, I didn't have the bandwidth (both Telstra and mental) to keep up with all of the team's social media. But now that the finish is over two weeks in the past, if you want to re-live the race, here are some good blogs and photos:

Bridgestone posted daily video updates to YouTube - they're very good! I wish I'd been able to keep up with these during the race.

WSC has finally posted the closing video they showed at the awards ceremony.

The person writing for the Zero to Darwin Project was apparently embedded with the Tokai team, and published a lot of photos to Picasa. They also blogged throughout the race. The post from 10/23 is interesting - the author notes Tokai got 25 minutes worth of penalties, and seems to be complaining about excessive penalties in general at the race this year (but fails to acknowledge Tokai's were completely deserved). The author notes several weaknesses for the Tokai team this year - notably, that Tokai had very little prep time in Australia when compared to Nuon and Twente, that the Bridgestone tires were less reliable than the Michelins and that they had several blowouts, that the Dutch team's aerodynamics may have been better, and that the Dutch teams both adopted the Mitsuba motor this year - eliminating one of Tokai's possible advantages from years past.

The Michigan Tumblr is extremely well done - a solid day-by-day account of their race.

Nuon has uploaded a bunch of photos to their Flickr.

EAFIT-EPM made consistent updates to Facebook, including videos.

Punch has posted a race summary blog, and quick video with shots from the race. Of note, Tokai's failed pass of Michigan is shown at 1:16. Also, even though it's from before the race, I can't help linking to this video of Punch's. Truly the best secret weapon in solar car racing.

The University of Adelaide produced this video overview of the race.

Cambridge has finally gone back and made posts for each day of the race.

UKZN posted consistent blog updates with links to video updates on YouTube.

Stanford consistently made blog posts, as did one of their team members. Another team member wrote a big summary post.

Twente had a ridiculously big media crew and consistently posted blogs and videos throughout the race, and has uploaded a ton of great photos to Flickr.

Team Arrow consistently posted updates to Facebook, including some short videos.

Principia posted a short blog each day, and has uploaded a ton of photos to Picasa.

The Anadolu team had a great photographer along on the race; check out their photos on Facebook and Instagram. They also posted some very well produced videos to Facebook.

JU made consistent updates to Facebook and their blog, but only in Swedish.

KIT blogged occasionally, including this post from the 4th day of the race showing the team standing next to the car with a recently-expended fire extinguisher. I wonder what happened here?

Blue Sky has posted a bunch of great photos to Flickr.

Bochum posted a great daily blog, including links to daily videos on YouTube.

SunSpec posted daily videos to Facebook.

Minnesota has posted an in-car video of the departure from Darwin and promises more, once the team returns home.

Eindhoven posted daily videos to YouTube and has uploaded a ton of great photos to Flickr.

UNSW has posted a bunch of photos to Flickr, including some of the aftermath of their gnarly blowout on the final turn of their flying lap during dynamic scrutineering.