2017 Aug 18 By Blake 0 comment

Colorado Springs to Denver in 12 minutes with point to point transportation. Wow! Hyperloop One has an amazing interactive website that will show you the various times it takes to travel in the Hyperloop vs conventional transportation. Check it out here: http://hyperloop-one.com/routes/ Colorado Springs to Denver Boulder to Denver Denver to Fort Collins Fort Collins to Pueblo So how might you arrive and leave the cities? Arrivo Loop also has amazing renderings of their vehicles or ‘pods.’ Arrivo Loop Pod …

2015 Nov 21 By Blake 0 comment

These teams have been actively developing community and prototypes for the SpaceX Pod Competition. The SpaceX is helping with a design weekend January 15-16th in Texas, and the final hyperloop competition June of 2016. More posts to come on the teams, as well as updates in how they hyperloop will look like in Colorado, along the front range. Team HyperLynx https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=GMOA3WYX-U4 Mechanical Engineering seniors design team at the University of Colorado, Denver will be building a Hyperloop pod and testing it at the Hyperloop competition EuroLoop https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=NAmcKAIytLU Connecting Europe with the speed of vacuum, A Hyperloop forecast, designed by…

2015 Oct 20 By Blake 0 comment

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/534766863/project-hyperloop Great news in that a Colorado student engineering group called Team HyperLynx has team for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition! Best of luck! They have received press and you can check out their facebook page. Our Mechanical Engineering senior design team at the University of Colorado, Denver will be building a Hyperloop pod and testing it at the Hyperloop competition, sponsored by SpaceX, in June 2016, held in Hawthorne, California. The pod will be designed and built at the University of Colorado, Denver by using advanced engineering techniques, supplemented with computer design and analysis.  Our project aims to raise enough money through Kickstarter, private…

Hyperloop Stations will Benefit from Google Investments
2015 Jun 12 By Blake 0 comment

Newly created, and Google funded, Sidewalk Labs has an interesting mission. The New York Times has a great article about them: Sidewalk Labs, Mr. Doctoroff said, planned to work in “the huge space between civic hackers and traditional big technology companies.” While big technology companies take a “top-down approach and seek to embed themselves in a city’s infrastructure,” he said Sidewalk Labs would instead seek to develop “technology platforms that people can plug into” for things like managing energy use or altering commuting habits. He pointed to New York’s bike-sharing program as an early example of a technology-assisted innovation in…

Major Financing Funneling Into Hyperloop Development Companies
2015 Feb 12 By Blake 0 comment

Seems like California and Texas are beating Colorado in development of Hyperloop technologies and routes. Below is the earth shaking news as reported by Bruce Upbin of Forbes: Hyperloop Is Real: Meet The Startups Selling Supersonic Travel From startup to the speed of sound: Hyperloop Technologies CTO Brogan BamBrogan and Co-Chairman Shervin Pishevar The majestic Senate majority leader suite in the U.S. Capitol was still Harry Reid’s in September when he eagerly scooched his leather chair across the Oriental rug to gaze at something that, he was told, would change transportation forever. Former SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan (yes, that’s his legal…

CO Hyperloop Reality
2014 Dec 20 By Blake 0 comment

  Yes, they Colorado Hyperloop will happen*! A flurry of news articles have been published today on the press release of Dirk Ahlborn’s Hyperloop Transportation Technologies on the JumpStart Funds website. Key points from the Wired article: “Musk made the plans public and referred to preliminary tests in Texas, but it’s unclear if he ever followed through on building a test model.” “Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. has announced a new stage of the project, together with new research into the finance and engineering of the system set to arrive later this week. The company works on an unusual model, drawing from a network of…

2014 Oct 28 By Blake 0 comment

MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department’s 2014 Centennial Celebration The MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium was where Elon Musk answered a question on the Hyperloop. The question was prompted by Elliot Owen, who built a working model of the hyperloop tube and pods (that can be seen below). The question can be seen in the link below, at the 01:02:00 mark: http://webcast.amps.ms.mit.edu/fall2014/AeroAstro/index-Fri-PM.html Here are some key points answered by Elon; He was asked by on whether temperature of the Hyperloop tube would be too high. Elon responded that the diameter of the hyperloop tube would be twice the diameter of the hyperloop…

2014 Oct 09 By Blake 0 comment

Because its easy to make critiques at every new technological advancement, see the LED debate below, the Colorado Hyperloop would like to congratulate Gary Truesdale’s latest Hyperloop Efficiency Concept. The video below shows how he made a device that could reduce overall energy use of each hyperloop pod and tube sections by forcing air circulation in the Hyperloop system. Hyperloop Test Fixture V2, Credit: Gary Truesdale http://youtu.be/LCBQbDopZbI?list=PLpA1OZDvaZCb4aXnVx-3Oms4Od4lYBpcQ Good job Gary, keep up the innovations! With innovations like the one above, the Colorado Hyperloop will be using the most energy efficient and lowest carbon renewable energy technology currently available. So…

2014 Sep 30 By Blake 0 comment

The future is modular? Perhaps it is, but the key takeaway from Project Ara, a modular function mobile device, is that they are trying out the idea rapidly. It is based out of something called Phonebloks: Phonebloks began as a college project. It was an idea more than it ever was a business. It was an idea Phonebloks hoped would spread across the internet and someone would grab it and run with it. In the last year or so, the idea has spread, and now multiple companies are using this idea to drive their business. One of those companies is Google. Project…

2014 Sep 10 By Blake 0 comment

“Rail map of China” by Howchou – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Model both as a toy and as a way of doing things. The high speed rail of China and its universal development in all corners of its country is a model that the Colorado Hyperloop could copy. But before we wholeheartedly take its at face value lets look at some current news on why they build these system: Riding Beijing’s subway end to end: 88km of queues and crushes on a 20p ticket With bullet trains as a new Silk Road, China tightens…