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These College Students Built a Hyperloop Pod... Here's What Happened





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Published on Sep 2, 2017

College can be stressful with all the classes, exams and social events to balance. Now, imagine doing all that while building a Hyperloop pod that will be judged by Elon Musk… no pressure. A scrappy group of students from Wisconsin boldly took on that challenge, and they learned that no matter how many all-nighters you pull, there’s always more work to be done.

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“SpaceX is revolutionizing terrestrial transportation through its Hyperloop transportation services. The company currently provides these services to innovators and universities interested in high-speed transportation technology and solutions.”
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“The mile-long track saw three finalist teams battle it out for speed supremacy, including WARR Hyperloop from Germany, Switzerland’s Swissloop and Paradigm, a North American team with members from Northeastern and Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada.”

“Founded in the Summer of 2015, Badgerloop is a student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison helping determine if hyperloop could become reality. We provide members with the unique opportunity to work on real world engineering and transportation infrastructure challenges.”

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Special thanks to the entire Badgerloop team for letting us tell their story!


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