While we wait for our motor and motor controller components to arrive, we have been working to design component mounts, a test bench setup and testing methods that will validate our system. The component mounting plates are being created on SolidWorks and will go through force simulations to determine the force that the connections that hold the mounting plates in the chassis must be able to withstand. The mounting plates that will hold the components inside the chassis will also be used to hold the components in pace on the test bench. We are also working with the Controls System design team to determine whether dynamometer testing is the best method to validate that our motor, motor controller design, and the signals being sent to the motor controller are functional. The fabrication of the mounting plates will begin next week!