Build a Solar Car (High School)

$2,175 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 36 months
Anthony Lehmann
on behalf of Mustafa Altindag
 BROWNSVILLE, TX
7/06/2016
Thanks to OmniTRAX, Centurion Midstream Group, -Centurion Brownsville Terminals,LLC. matched the $1,000 donation of OmniTRAX. Our total amount raised so far is $7,168!! We are very close to meeting our funding goals.

Thank you to all who have supported us :)

Thank you OmniTRAX and Geotrac for sponsoring our team and donating $1,000 in addition to the T-shirts with our logo and sponsor logo!


The Solar Car Challenge was established in 1993 to help motivate students in science and engineering, and to increase alternative energy awareness. The Challenge teaches high school students around the world how to build roadworthy solar cars*. 

Our nation requires highly qualified people with STEM skills and it begins in K-12. This competition is the application of real-world engineering skills and knowledge from our engineering course such as Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Electronics and Advanced Electronics taught at our school.

We have formed an after school club to design, build, test and compete in the Solar Car Challenge Cross-Country Competition. Our objective is to raise $10,000  to fund the Cross-Country Competition from July 13-23, 2016 to pay for hotels, food and gas along the route from Fort Worth, TX to Mendota Heights, MN for a total of 900 miles of solar car driving! ** 

We will be very greatful for any donation you can help us with. This will mean so much to my students who are looking forward to building and competing in a challenging competition and to prepare them for their future endeavors. 

* Solar Car Challenge
** Please view image for the route.


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Thank you to all who have supported us.

Our team was not able to finish building the car as we started too late. We were 80% complete but did travel to the Solar Car Challenge in Fort Worth, TX for the experience. Also, our team was disqualified for using a metal called EMT (Electrical Metallic Tubing) for the frame of the vehicle, which is not a structural metal though it was not banned in their Executive Summary. Safety was the main issue with our vehicle.

Going to this year's Solar Car Challenge gave us a good look into their process and meet new teams, see their vehicles, collaborate and most importantly, have fun.

All in all, even though we did not qualify for this year's event we are looking ahead to next year's Solar Car Challenge. The funds remaining will be set aside for next year's competition.

The 2016-17 The Harmonics team will finish the vehicle. To get around the EMT issue, the idea was discussed to use carbon fiber wrapped around the existing frame to strengthen it instead of building a new vehicle, which will be costly and time consuming.

Finally, thank you once again for supporting us and please follow us on Facebook and on our new website
http://alehmann6.wix.com/theharmonics

Please continue to support us and help our students learn to design, build, compete, collaborate and problem-solve. Ultimately this is what the Solar Car Challenge is all about; preparing students for the real-world work force.

Thank you.

Anthony Lehmann
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We have less than five days before we leave to Fort Worth to compete in the Solar Car Challenge Cross-Country event. We are close to our goal of $10,000. Every bit counts!

Help us out :)
Today's progress
Installing the solar panels
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See our list of sponsors:
https://sites.google.com/a/harmonytx.org/the-harmonics-solar-car-club/list-of-sponsors

Thank you to all our current list of sponsors. :)
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Individual and companies can donate by check. Make checks payable to

Harmony Science Academy

1124 Central Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520

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$2,175 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 36 months
Created December 16, 2015
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RI
$250
R.M. Walsdorf, Inc.
29 months ago

Keep up the good work!

NC
$25
Natasha Cantu
29 months ago

Best of luck to you!

JS
$30
Julie Slagle
29 months ago

Good Luck and safe travels!

KS
$50
Kevin Shuba
29 months ago

Good luck!

DA
$50
Dave Arganbright
30 months ago

Good luck!

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