Bulldogs Racing

The Yale Bulldogs Racing team built a gas-electric hybrid racecar that won first place at the 2013 Formula Hybrid International competition.

I worked on low-voltage electronics, and wrote large portions of the code for the Arduino microcontroller (Github link) that handled functions like:

  • core driving functions: mapping the gas pedal to the throttle, activating the brake light
  • displaying data to the driver on a control panel
  • managing a power-saving “endurance mode”
  • monitoring the high voltage battery system
  • wirelessly sending telemetry data
  • safety cutoffs in dangerous situations