The Men of Edison2: Bobby Mouzayck

Bobby Mouzayck was showing me the system for cooling the Very Light Car’s passenger compartment. Automotive X Prize rules require maintaining a reasonable inside temperature, so a cooler of the race-car type has been designed. It consists of a $3 foam chest that’s wrapped in cloth of carbon fiber; a plastic tube passes out of a hole and conveys the cool air that comes off a chunk of ice. … More The Men of Edison2: Bobby Mouzayck

The Men of Edison2: Brown, Jaeger, White

I first met Ron Mathis, the subject of yesterday’s blog, when he stopped at David Brown’s Charlottesville, Virginia, home for a bowl of lentil soup. Brown described himself as a passionate cook and Mathis as “the team vegetarian.” Mathis remarked that the late-evening meal reminded him of his student days. It was a Tuesday and the team had worked especially long at the Lynchburg shop before returning to Charlottesville. … More The Men of Edison2: Brown, Jaeger, White

Subversive Edison2 team operates from a nondescript Lynchburg, Virginia, workshop

The team of insurgents that is a serious threat to capture the entire $10-million purse offered in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize operates from a 4000-square-foot shop in Lynchburg, Virginia. Wooden floorboards bear witness to the building’s past life as a textile factory. Metal-bending equipment is arranged throughout the shop, and every so often, the quiet clicking of team members’ computer keyboards is superseded by the screech of a grinder or the hiss of a welding torch. … More Subversive Edison2 team operates from a nondescript Lynchburg, Virginia, workshop