At Chalmers, we strive to educate engineers with great understanding of technology.
Based at the Mechanical Engineering Programme, Caster aim to find ways in which we can develop this vision.
We believe that the best engineers are the ones who understand the practical applications of the theory taught in class.
Therefore, we continuously work to find ways in which we can combine the two in the most exciting way possible.
In our facility you’ll find a lounge where upcoming engineers can meet and share ideas.
You’ll also find a number of computers which can be used for technical development or course work.
However, maybe most notable, we also have a driving simulator.
By using this machine, we allow students to become users of their design, linking engineering to the customer experience.
You’ll encounter it in a variety of course assignments, theses or simply as part of one of our spare time projects.
Come by and visit, go for a test drive and maybe, you’ll be the next recruit we’re looking for!
Friday morning the first year students of the mechanical engineering program received their first assignment in the course Programming in MATLAB. Caster feels very excited as this assignment is a collaboration together with us! The students are challenged with writing a code for a gear box which should make a drag racing car as fast as possible. The 10 students with the fastest gear boxes will get the opportunity to visit Caster and try out their gear box in the simulator.
At their introduction, Håkan Richardson held an inspiring lecture about MATLAB usage and possibilities with reflections from his own experiences. All assignments that Caster is part of is co-developed between the course and the students of Caster. For this assignments, Håkan is actually one of the creators of the code base.
On the picture: Richard, Håkan and examiner Henrik
Thank you Håkan and good luck to all students! ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Case night with new mechanical engineering students ... See MoreSee Less
Winners of the case celebrating - Racing style
The day before yesterday we had an exciting evening together with the new students from the mechanical engineering program. They all participated in a case called "Race Weekend" where the students worked in two groups. Within the groups the students where given assignments in three areas all vital for planning a race weekend; marketing, management and technical. Both groups did really well and the winning team could later celebrate with some sparkling soft drink 🍾
After the celebration it was time for some good food and of course simulator driving. Thank you everyone who participated, we hope you enjoyed the evening and look forward meeting you all again! 🏁 ... See MoreSee Less
July has just begun and the summer is at it’s best. The Caster board wish you all a fantastic continuing of your summer vacation, work or project. We look forward to an exciting autumn with courses, labs, projects and new as well as old students. ☀️💡🍉🌸🚴♀️🏎️
See you in August! ... See MoreSee Less
Ronja Örtlund who has been working as education coordinator is now heading towards new challenges
after her master thesis and examination. Therefore we are very happy to welcome Tove Jensen as a new member of the board and new education coordinator!
During her trainee period Tove has worked together with Ronja and her daily work of coordinating the education. Included tasks were the second year of the vehicle dynamics lab, evaluation from the first MATLAB collaboration as well as initiating new labs for future collaboration with other courses. All in the process of getting to know the role as Education Coordinator and Caster in general.
As education coordinator Tove will be working on course collaborations as Programming in MATLAB and Vehicle Dynamics but also establish new exciting collaborations. A continuos aim for an education coordinator is how to create new opportunities for students to benefit from the simulator to improve their education. At Caster we want to give students ways to understand the practical applications of the theory taught in class better and thereby become better engineers, as we call it, Engineers in the front Seat.
Welcome Tove! ... See MoreSee Less
I really got the best successor possible! It will be really fun to follow your work and ideas and see where it will take Caster!
Let us introduce Kristofer Arvidsson, a third year student at the mechanical engineering program with a great interest of cars and technology and a new board member of Caster!
During his trainee period he worked with the internal model in Panthera and created a model of a new car, Mercedes Benz AMG G63 6x6. The task involves parameterization of the vehicle and by iterations come as close to the reality as possible. It was very nice to see the team work between Kristofer and Victor as they combined their newly acquired knowledge and created something very cool together.
As a board member Kristofer will be working with projects around Vehicle Dynamics. One ongoing project is to implement the Chalmers Formula Student 2017 car in the simulator, making it possible for the CFS drivers to practice in the simulator. Develop vehicle models for other projects and education purposes are what the future holds.
Welcome to the Caster board Kristofer! 🏁 ... See MoreSee Less
The Caster board is growing! Let us introduce Victor Huke, one of our new board members.
Victor is a third year student at the program Automation and Mechatronics and will join Caster with a new educational background and new exciting personal skills. He joined as trainee and worked during that time with several interesting projects. Creating a mountain track located in Sierra Nevada, Spain in Race Track Builder and modeled the body of a Mercedes Benz AMG G63 6x6 are two examples.
He is now board member and will be working with Content Development. But what does Content Development mean? One example is to model props in Autodesk Maya that later can be assembled in Racer's Track Editor and then used in the simulator. This means making new versions and details for tracks and cars basically.
Welcome Victor! ... See MoreSee Less
6 months ago
As of a few weeks Caster can welcome a new trainee! We are very happy to welcome Jonas Johnsson that will be working with developing a live leaderboard during his trainee period. Software is an example of a task that Jonas will work with in the process of getting to know the Caster organisation.
If you have any question about how the trainee program works or feel interested about Caster in general, come by our place in the course lab or send us a message here on Facebook! 🙂
Welcome Jonas! ... See MoreSee Less
8 months ago
Starting today members can now take part of what we at Caster offer and learn more about how we and the industry uses simulators to develop new products. Here we are introducing members to the importance of safety when handling this type of equipment.
Want to know more about Caster?
Come and talk to us or contact us through Facebook. ... See MoreSee Less
”It is now time for me to say goodbye and thank everyone who has helped me turn Caster into what it is today. I could never have guessed that the support would be this extensive, both from Chalmers and our industrial partners. As a team, we have accomplished more than I thought possible and we have proven that there's more to come! I am proud to say that Jon Jaleby will take over the role as Chairman and it will be exciting to see how future generations will turn Caster into a place where more people can reach their full potential. Again, thank you, what a journey it has been!“ – Håkan Richardson, Founder of Caster ... See MoreSee Less
We are once again happy to announce that we are welcoming three new trainees to our team.
They will get to know the organization and find out more about which parts of Caster that interests them the most.
We hope they will enjoy their time with us!
Welcome Kristofer, Tove and Victor! ... See MoreSee Less
Yaaay! Snyggt jobbat Tove! 😀
The Launch Event was a great experience and, together with CPAC Systems, we got to meet many of you who share our passion for technology. We want to thank all you who took part in this event and look forward to working with you again soon!
As a start to our collaboration with CPAC, we're announcing a Master Thesis which is now open for applications. You'll find the description below, so if you think this might be for you, don't hesitate to contact them and go meet them at DateIT today or Zmart on the 23rd of November.
"Water and boating is at our hearts at CPAC Systems. It’s probably one of the reasons why we have had tremendous success in introducing innovative advanced systems ranging from joystick docking, digital anchoring to integrated electronic systems for boats. The end user experience in using our products and solutions speaks volumes about how sophisticated and yet user-friendly our systems are.
For more than a decade, we’ve made boating easier for our customers and we will continue to do so. CPAC now wants to virtually simulate the end user’s boating experiences using state of the art technologies.
If you are fascinated by simulators like the one found at Caster - make sure you drop by our booth at Date IT (10 Nov 2016) and Zmart ( 23 Nov 2016) to talk to us. We look forward to hearing more about your passion." ... See MoreSee Less
Only 6 spots left, so be sure get ahold of yours now!
"On the 8th of November we're arranging the Launch Event for our membership recruitment which will start next year!
During the event you'll get to know more about Caster, ask questions, drive the simulator and meet our new partner, CPAC Systems."
See you on Tuesday! ... See MoreSee Less
We are proud to announce that CPAC Systems will be joining us as our Main Partner!
We'll have a close collaboration, allowing us to ensure that our development is up to date with trends in the industry and offer value to both students and industrial partners.
Very welcome, and we look forward to working with you! ... See MoreSee Less
It has been an exciting Friday at Caster!
We've had the pleasure of having guests from Polestar Cyan Racing, including two of their drivers, Thed Björk Bang-Melchior and Robert Dahlgren. Their experience as professional drivers makes the input we got from them particularly valuable and will help us improve the quality of the experience for future guests and students. Many thanks to you guys for stopping by, and all the best in your FIA WTCC endeavors! ... See MoreSee Less