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!
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2 weeks ago
Caster söker fler medlemmar till strategiteamet.
Vi söker dig som tycker det är kul att arbeta med långsiktiga frågor och projekt inom allt från marknadsföring och utbildning till partnerskap och projektledning. Hos oss krävs inga förkunskaper, vi letar efter intresse och en vilja att driva och utveckla organisationen framåt. Hör av dig om du är intresserad!
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Vill du veta mer kan du alltid prata med någon av oss i strategiteamet, kontaktinformation finns på hemsidan. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
We are once again happy to announce that we are welcoming four 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.
Johannes Gustavsson and Hampus Söderqvist will be working with a new card reader for logging of data, while Christian Svensson and Oskar Zetterlund will be creating a new vehicle model for the simulator.
We hope they will enjoy their time with us!
Welcome Johannes, Hampus, Christian and Oskar to Caster! ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Yesterday the board attended a lecture in suspension design with Ingemar Johansson, Professor of the practice. The board members received a good overview and many great tips that can be used in the future both in development of the simulator and in their future careers. ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
The Caster team is once again growing! We are very proud to introduce two new trainees to the Caster board. Say hi to Albin Lindmark and Frida Nordlund!
Frida is based at Biotechnology, working through her second year of studies. During her trainee period she will be focusing on marketing and shaping the future of Casters ways of communication.
Albin is a third year student at the mechanical engineering program with an interest in dynamics and programming. He will be working with tuning vehicle models in real time.
We wish them the best of luck with their ongoing trainee projects. 🏁 ... See MoreSee Less
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
8 months 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