This summer, while Hick works and schemes, while The Pony sprawls on his subterranean couch and games (that's a verb, he's not sprawled on his games), while Val taps the keyboard in her dark basement lair...Genius is a man of action. He left Wednesday with his collegiate solar car team, to compete in the 2016 American Solar Challenge Formula Sun Grand Prix. That last word is pronounced PREE, you know. Just so there's no unnecessary heh-heh-ing.
Right now, I would imagine Genius and his team are armpit-deep in scrutineering. Not my word, though I have been known to make up a few. It looks like they are in Pittsburgh this weekend, taking part in the American Solar Challenge-Full Track part of their competition.
If you go to that first link, showing the teams, you can scroll down and see Genius's team, #42 Missouri S&T, with a prototype of their car, the Solar Miner. It's much prettier than that now. I've seen a picture of it, but that is not for current release. Genius is in the front row, first on the left. Here is LAST YEAR'S car. Genius is third from right in that photo.
Looks like you can keep abreast (heh, heh) of the competition once the 2016 race gets started via Twitter and Facebook, and flickr IF you have those newfangled social media accounts!
We have a picture of LAST YEAR'S entry #42 right here. And here. And Here. Along with LAST YEAR'S results.
So...you can keep up with the press releases here. Good luck to Genius & team with this part of the competition right now.
Also, I did not make up that RAYCE word in the title!