The 512 Hyperloop Team (formed under Hyperloop Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin) is comprised of 70 undergraduate students from The University of Texas at Austin. Students from all types of majors are pooling their knowledge and expertise to transform the concept of Hyperloop into a reality. The team aims to develop a working prototype of a Hyperloop pod (named Auroch), capable of moving at 330 mph. They plan to test and contribute to academic research in the fields of forced-flow axial compressors, high-speed air bearing devices, and associated control features. The baseline is to have the pod attitude passively stabilized through the bearings. In the following weeks, analysis will be performed to evaluate feasibility of the solution.The team intends to both build the pod and participate in Design Weekend, which will be held at Texas A&M University.
The budget for our project is $15,000. Your contribution will invaluably benefit the students who are contributing to this endeavor, providing them with the opportunity to engage in a unique developmental experience. All money will go towards the pod’s production and equipping our students with an outstanding level of experience. This project will help further our students' engineering development, making them better suited for the field they are pursuing their degree in. Starting from scratch, students will integrate leadership, creativity, and technical skills in order to design and build a prototype. The complexity of this project places students at the forefront of technology and innovation and pushes them to grow in all areas. This project will give students hands-on experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom setting. Your support will help create this immersive experience for the team. Each amount of donation is related to a perk.
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Your name goes on the Pod + Receive a personal shoutout from our HornsRaiser and Facebook accounts!
Perks listed above + Receive a personal letter through email from one of our project champions with an electronic picture of our team and pod
Perks listed above + Receive frequent email updates from our project team head lead on how your contribution is helping the team achieve its design goals
Perks listed above + The pod will carry your name on a metal plate INSIDE the pod.
Perks listed above + Be recognized on the website in the partner directory permanently
Perks listed above + Meet our students in person for lunch or dinner. If travel is a concern, we are willing to do a webcam conference call. You will receive a framed and signed picture of our team and pod. If you are part of a company, your company may visit our students and deliver a presentation.
Perks listed above + Have your name printed on our team shirts. If you are part of a company who is donating, your company name may be featured. Perks listed above + You may attend a presentation of our Hyperloop pod design and provide feedback. If you are a company and would like to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to process tax-deductible paperwork.