Sinag: Philippines’ 1st Solar Powered Car
Heard of the first solar powered car assembled by Filipinos? Saw this one at the MOA SM Science Discovery Center. They named it Sinag (Tagalog for light).
The solar-powered car is a project designed by a group of faculty and students from the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Electronic and Communications Engineering Department of De La Salle University-Manila. It was entered into the World Solar Challenge last year, the first for the Philippines. The World Solar Challenge is a solar powered car race over 3021 km through central Australia from Darwin to Adelaide.
The car is now displayed at the SM Science Discovery Center at the SM Mall of Asia.
Sinag won 11th place over-all from about 40 entries worldwide. if you want to learn more about the project, visit their official website here.
And while we’re at the SM Science Discovery Center last Saturday for a tour and to celebrate Our Awesome Planet’s 3rd Year Anniversary (which Anton also celebrated with the baptism of his new kid Josh and Aidan’s 3rd b-day), we also went on tour around the center and got of check some of the stuff featured in there. Will blog more about some of the more interesting ones later.
There were huge TV screens in there which showed e-learning websites and stuff. No keyboard, just a huge trackball that serves as a mouse. Was able to switch one to display my blog by doing a search and copy-pasting “yuga” letter by letter. Silly me.