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Welcome to FS Wiki, the only (un)official Formula SAE/Student wiki.

Vehicle(9 C)
Autonomous System(1 P)
Body and Aero(6 P)
Brakes(5 P)
Chassis(4 P)
Electronics(2 C, 6 P)
Ergonomics(3 P)
Powertrain(3 C)
Suspension(7 P)
Vehicle Dynamics(2 C, 6 P)
Team(2 C, 2 P)

Engineering Materials(2 C, 2 P)
Manufacturing(3 C)
Software(1 P)

Please report bugs atUser_Talk:emilyanthony.

All pages: Special:AllPages


Getting Started

New here? Go to the Getting Started page for a comprehensive FAQ and how to use this wiki.

We are constantly updating this wiki and adding extensions to improve quality of life. The current list of extensions is below along with their help pages. Follow those pages to learn about these extensions. Please submit a request to User:emilyanthony to add to this list or to report bugs.

Name Function Link Status Priority Notes
EmbedVideo youtube/vimeo etc support https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:EmbedVideo Installed Medium  
PreLoader preloaded formatting for new pages https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Preloader Installed High no templates created yet
LiquidThreads Threading and reply functions in talk tab https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LiquidThreads Installed, working with quirks Medium weird loading symbol won't go away
TinyMCE Rich text editor, click "Edit Source" to use https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:TinyMCE Installed High  
ContactPage Contact forms for site visitors https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ContactPage Not Installed Low  
PDFEmbed Embed PDFs https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:PDFEmbed Not Installed Low mediawikiwiki:Extension:PDFHandler exists for now
CategoryTree Visual representation of Wiki categories https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryTree Installed Low  
AntiSpam Antispam provided by cleantalk.org https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Antispam Installed High  
User Rights Email Notification emails user when group has been changed https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:User_Rights_Email_Notification Not Installed Low  
Translate translate mediawiki text https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Translate Installed High  
Echo Provides an in-wiki notification system that can be used by other extensions. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Echo Installed Low  
Cite citations https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Cite Installed Low use <ref>Citation info here</ref> to place citation within the article body and <references /> at the bottom of the page to list all citations.
Math create math figures/equations like this: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Math Installed Low See wikipedia:Help:Displaying a formula for syntax

Navigating the Wiki


Wiki pages are divided into categories. Contributors are asked to specify categories for content. Do not place articles in the top category only; be as specific as possible. Multiple categories may be assigned to an article. For example: The article Ergonomics shall be listed under Category:Vehicle but not Category:Team. Steering Wheel could be listed under both Category:Vehicle, Category:Ergonomics, and Category:Electronics. The Engineering Materials category is for subjects that are not subsystem specific but engineering related such as fasteners, materials pages, simulation tutorials, etc. The FSWiki category should be reserved for master pages and pages that are far too general to get placed under Team, Competition, or Vehicle. The use of the FSWiki category tag should be actively discouraged.

The syntax for listing categories at the end of an article is: [[Category:Name]]. This syntax may be used to create new categories. Check that the category exists prior to creating a new one. Mediawiki isn't smart enough to pick up on similar categories ("electronic" vs "electronics", for example) and this will create clutter if it is not maintained. Category names are CASE SENSITIVE. "Electronics" is not the same as "electronics". Type carefully.

The root categories for FS wiki are as follows: [[Category:Vehicle]] [[Category:Team]] [[Category:Competition]] [[Category:Engineering_Materials]] [[Category:FSWiki]]


This site is built and maintained by Formula SAE/Formula Student students and alumni. The owners, creators, and contributors at this site claim no official affiliation with Wikipedia:SAE International, Wikipedia:iMechE, Formula Student Germany GmbH, or any other official sanctioning body of the Formula SAE or Formula Student competitions. The site exists only to enable knowledge transfer and the design process, not to replace it. This site is not an official source of information regarding rules, deadlines, or competition communications.

The FS wiki is an online, open-content, collaborative encyclopedia; that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups working to develop a common resource of knowledge in the FS competitions. The structure of this project allows anyone with an Internet connection and a user profile to alter its content. Please be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information.

Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the articles of the FS wiki are the property of their respective owners. Their use here does not imply that you may use them for any purpose other than for the same or a similar informational use as contemplated by the original authors of these articles under the CC-BY-SA and GFDL licensing schemes. Unless otherwise stated, this site and any wiki site are neither endorsed by nor affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such FSwiki cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk.

Site Sponsorship and Funding

The FSWiki is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Shootout LLC. It costs us $250 for hosting and domain fees every March to keep the wiki up. Interested in supporting the wiki? Follow the Stripe link down below to toss us $5 to keep the site up.