Board of Caster
Caster board as of 2018.
Caster board consist of a strategy team, an operative team and also trainees, that are people who is interested of joining the board that tries out how it is to be a part of the board. As it sounds the strategy team work with strategic questions and coordinates the strategic work surrounding caster, while the operative team works with different activities to develop and advance the simulator.
The simulator is a very useful piece of equipment and therefore has much to contribute to the education of future engineers. As Education Coordinator, I manage the collaborations that Caster has with courses offered at Chalmers. Simply put, I make sure everyone involved in a lab at Caster knows where to be and what to do. My trainee project was about surveying courses with the goal of finding new possible collaborations. Even though my trainee period is over, the project is still alive and well and combined with continuous improvements to how we manage collaborations, I think Caster has the potential to make a solid impact on the education at Chalmers.
My duties as the technical coordinator include ensuring the operability of the organization’s technical equipment along with organizing all related development projects.
A focus of mine is to establish standards for projects to guarantee a certain level of quality for example new software and cars for the simulator. Another key area has been to improve the continuity of the organization, which is mostly done by having proper documentation set up for various procedures.
Making sure our social medias is filled with content and that we occasionally have events for both members and non members.
Besides overspeeding corners and spinning around my role in Caster is to make sure our social medias gets updated with quality content. Everything from new board members to updates on events and the simulator that is relevant is my duty to report on, sort of like a reporter, but without a creepy coat and writing block.
Besides that I’m also head of security.. JK it’s head of events and I will make sure that both members and non members will have fun and interesting activities to do on Caster in the future.
All in all I’m kinda nice when you get to know me but my humor sucks.
As an members coordinator at Caster my task is to fulfill all members desire and keeping them updated on what’s going on. Caster has not been around so long so we have plenty to learn from our members. I always try to make there thoughts and ideas to reality to keep Caster moving and making it more attractive for existing and new members. To keep our serious and professional image that we have and want to send out to all visitors and members, I always try to keep Caster nice and tidy. Because you need the whole picture and every detail is important. It is a philosophy I have and try to spread to my surroundings.
I started my trainee period working with the webpage and marketing as my traniee-project, which was very fun and educational because I had very little experience in webpage development and have learned a lot. During my trainee period I also worked with recruitment and since then I have worked with a little bit of everything relating to the organization of Caster, like keeping track on our organization tools. Today I am working with the management of Caster and making sure that everyone in Caster can grow and work with their full potential. I do also work with the strategy team to plan and structure future projects.
Content deveopment team
Most of my time at Caster is spent programming scripts that will be supporting further development of the organization. I also assist in various events, labs and creation of car models.
What I like the most about Caster is that you get tools to enhance your skills in engineering development and being part of a group that is offering students a hands on experience during our labs.
Software development team
My role in Caster is mostly focused towards software. My trainee project consisted of developing a card reader from scratch, which meant finding both the right hardware and software, and then tailor it to fit our purposes. I am currently working on developing an API which will be used, among other things, for creating a customized interface and control system for the simulator.
What’s great about Caster is that it allows me to work alongside amazing people on creative and interesting projects, which I belive is a great complement to the education at Chalmers.
Here will the Trainees of Caster be presented.
Worked during his time at Caster with development of course material, building and improvment of the facility.
As one of the first people to join the Caster board members I have during my time in the board been responsible for a wide range of different tasks. With a great interest in both electronics and vehicle dynamics I have developed course material for Caster’s collaborations with both bachelor and master’s courses but also been part of building up and improving our facility to make it as efficient as it is today.
My task at Caster is to advice members on content development and create virtual content such as 3D-environments and cars. Beyond this I have also gotten the opportunity to help develop courses at both bachelor and master level at Chalmers. “Driver in the loop simulators” have the purpose to immerse a person to the level that he or she reacts the same as when driving a real car. The content in which the person reacts to is therefore essential for level of immersitivity, the better content we can deliver, the better results our simulations can be
My role at Caster is as a vehicle dynamicist where I focus on setting up parameters for the physics model of cars in the internal vehicle model. Alongside this I perform testing of these models where I tune the parameters to ensure proper functionality and achieve the desired performance. I have created models used for educational purposes, to perform driver practice for the formula student team and for the members of Caster to analyze.
My role in Caster Board was well described as education coordinator. This means making the simulator and the opportunities that comes with it available for as many students at Chalmers as possible. Caster is currently involved in three courses in form of assignments and labs in bachelor and master level. In my role I got to meet many students, teachers and of course a lot of collaboration with fellow board members.
My role in Caster is to ensure the well being and personal development of each member of Caster. The sole purpose of a leader is to function as the building block who enables a team to grow and create a dynamic where the organization develops through its members engagement. Together with the strategy team our purpose is to stay ahead and lay the foundation of upcoming projects and collaborations. By connecting all this together my goal is that Caster shall enable as many students as possible to be Engineers in the Front Seat.
As technical coordinator my task is to coordinate our technical work and I’m responsible for our technology development in the bigger perspective. This includes being technical expert from our side at meetings with partners. I’m working in close connection with our education coordinator during the start of a new course cooperation regarding which possibilities we have.