I have to admit that it is pretty cool to watch yourself on TV…
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—- Building stuff - in real life! —-
The beauty of land speed racing is that your success is so easily judged - did it go fast or didn’t it? That makes the KillaJoule such a great example of backyard engineering - you just can’t argue with 270 mph/434 kph.
I had the pleasure to be a guest lecturer in one of The University of Auckland’s 2nd year engineering courses this past week. My topic? How you built an ultra-fast electric vehicle on a shoestring budget, of course! The course was MECHENG 235, Design and Manufacture 1, so I thought it was a suitable topic. And yes, I am going to continue to claim that mechanical engineering is sexy, because it is! :-)
Although I know what I do is kind of cool, it never stops amazing me that people are so interested in what I am doing. After all, I am just an engineer running a fun project in my spare time....
Thanks Arcot for inviting me and for taking the photos!
Thank you all MECHENG 235 students for showing up to a guest lecture despite you are up to your necks in assignments and tests!
Faculty of Engineering, The University of Auckland ... See more
--- Featured in latest Swedish "Classic Bike" magazine ---
Swedish friends and fans - make sure to pick up the latest issue of Swedish "Classic Bike" magazine, in stores now.
It has a very well-written 8-page article about me, my racing heritage, and - of course - KillaJoule! Written by Henrik Nyberg, and photos by Kevin Smith at Top Dead Center Photo.
The magazine is also available in digital format: https://www.classicbike.se/digitala-classic-bike/ ... See more
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