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Take on the Mouser 500 Engineering Challenge and help the Mouser /
KV Racing Technology Team solve some of their most intriguing challenges.


Your ideas, concepts, and ingenuity could win you a new iPad3 and the chance to own a piece of IndyCar memorabilia – an autographed Tony Kanaan racing helmet! We will have 3 challenges, and you will have 45 days to come up with the best solution. Ten great ideas for each challenge will be chosen by our panel of experts and reviewed by the Mouser/KV Racing Technology Team.

10 Finalists per Challenge:
Get the official 2012 Mouser Racing T-shirt and your idea reviewed by the Mouser/
KV Racing Technology Team. One winner will receive an iPad3 HD 32GB Wi-Fi.

Grand prize:
The three winners (one per challenge) will be entered into a drawing to win a
Tony Kanaan autographed racing helmet.

View Official Rules.
Refueling Tank
For this challenge, we need a better way to determine the level in the refueling tank. Currently, there is a Gill level sensor (12V DC supply, 0-5V DC output and RS422 serial feed) in the tank to track fuel volume during race testing. (Reference product data sheets for exact details.) This set-up is not used in actual races due to having to hookup a bulky power supply and volt meter to take manual readings. The challenge is to come up with a solution that includes a local and rugged digital read out for fuel volume to be used during actual IndyCar races that can also wirelessly transmit real-time fuel levels to a laptop in the pit. All electronics will be external to the tank in an environmentally sealed enclosure. General racing parameters include the practice of using sealed connectors, externally braided wire, and environmentally sealed boxes that conform to IP67/68.

Gill Sensor Overview
Gill Sensor Schematic
See the newest sensors