Micro Miner was constructed from Solar Miner IV. Construction began in February after an accelerated design cycle. The chassis was modified slightly to fit the narrower body, and a completely new body was constructed for the race. As per the rules, we were limited to 1.8m2 of silicon cells, so the body was much smaller than any other of our cars. Additionally, the battery pack was only 5kg. It took 1st place in the S-Class of the 2006 Solar Bike Rayce
, held at Crowder College. We decided to compete in this due to the lack of an upcoming North American Solar Challenge at the time.