BME Solar Boat Team: Origami to reality
Many good ideas often start with just a handful of people and a few bits of paper. And so it is with the BME Solar Boat Team, who hail from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (officially abbreviated as BME) in Hungary. Whilst BME was originally founded in 1782, the BME Solar Boat Team started life in 2014 – with just an origami boat and 3 people.
Now there is a team of 28, made up of students from: Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering plus Economic and Social Sciences. For operational ease and clarity the BME Solar Boat Team is divided into three distinct areas of operation: Design, Electronics and Marketing.