P17280: Hot Wheelz Thermal Management System

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Table of Contents


See our updated Customer Requirements here.

See our updated Engineering Requirements here.


Assembly Status

Battery Pack Barrier Assembly Plan

Battery Panels Assembly Plan

Controller Heat Sink Assembly Plan

Fan and Vent Assembly Plan

Fan Wiring Assembly Plan

Test Plans

We have decided to utilize Google Sheets for tracking of our test plans. This allows the document to be up-to-date at all times. Click here to view our Test Plans.

Risk & Problem Tracking


View full excel file or PDF.


Risk Management

View full excel file or PDF.


Current Action Plans In Progress

Problem Tracking

Team using Google Sheets for problem management tracking.

Project Plan

Our team has become very efficient in understanding what needs to be done. We have become a very cohesive team by learning how to listen to each other and understand where each other is coming from. We have run into many dead ends and hold ups as a team, but whenever those go away, we all rush to finish the task together. We may not have met our initial goals to finish early or to validate subsystems, but we have plans in place to allow Hot Wheelz to remain competitive at Formula Hybrid, all while battling with our last few weeks of senior year.

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14


Poster Progress

A rough draft of our poster can be seen here.

Paper Progress

A rough draft of our technical paper can be seen here.

Team Assessment

During this cycle, we learned the importance of having backup plans for all aspects of the project at the beginning. We did not anticipate the batteries taking so long to arrive to campus, which significantly pushed back our testing timeline. In order to ensure that our design would meet its expectations, we decided to create a test rig that would produce heat in place of the actual batteries. This last minute test plan has cost us over $200 and could have been better planned in the beginning to save material or find other ways to reduce costs. Additionally, we started to track our tasks in a spreadsheet so we could just come in and start working right away. This has improved our efficiency and allows us to quickly see what is holding up what other aspects of the project. We learned the importance of time management which will come in handy moving forward as we will have to increase our workload to accomplish all of our goals.

Home | Planning & Execution | Imagine RIT

Problem Definition | Systems Design | Preliminary Detailed Design | Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep | Subsystem Build & Test | Integrated System Build & Test | Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo | Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation