New year, new possibilities!
If you haven’t started to get your land speed car or motorcycle ready for the August-September racing season, you are running late!
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The glamorous life of a racing driver.... The good news is that the repair has worked for 5 years.
The glamorous life of running a racing team - spent all day fixing the leaking fuel tank for the generator in the trailer. The fuel tank is installed under the trailer floor, so it had to be taken out, repaired and put back in place. I am now covered in metal chips and diesel fuel. Aaaaah... it smells like racing season.... // Eva ... See more
—- Full room at “Raving Academics” —-
I had a blast talking to an overfilled classroom at the UoA IEEE Student Branch “Raving Academics” at the University of Auckland. Over 100 people showed up, the organizers had only expected about half that. The program also included John Cater speaking about satellites and Grant Covic speaking about wireless charging, and those were both a tough act to follow.
It was great meeting some of our brilliant UoA engineering students. I received quite a few comments about the course I am teaching “ENGGEN 115 - Principles of Engineering Design”. This course has historically been the most hated course at the engineering faculty, but this year the word on the street is that the students really enjoy it. I had several 2nd year students tell me that it wasn’t fair that the course is so good now when it was so bad last year, and asking me why I didn’t show up a year earlier. I don’t think I could get a better grade for my teaching. ;-) ... See more
--- Speaking at "Raving Academics" tonight ---
If you happen to be in Auckland and have nothing better to do tonight, I will be speaking at "Raving Academics" about "World Speed Records, 3D printed motorcycles, and why engineers are superheroes!". Time: 6-9 PM. Place: University of Auckland, 302-620 (Science Case Room). 😃 ... See more
Wow, can't believe we have run the KillaJoule as a sidecar for 7 years!
At this point, I couldn't imagine going back to two wheels. Having three wheels came with many more benefits than we first realized: stability, safety, and downforce, to mention the main ones. ... See more
---- Soon a sidecar for KillaJoule! ----
We have worked all winter, and the KillaJoule is now stretched 18 inches (45 cm) and the sidecar is almost done. We will do a serious attempt to beat the overall sidecar world record of 217 mph (349 km/h) this year.
Picture: Since Bill done all the welding, he got to make the first "test ride". ;-) ... See more