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Project ended on March 20, at 09:00 AM CDT
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Organization Restructuring

February 22, 2016

In the aftermath of Design Weekend, 512 Hyperloop has decided to restructure the organization of the team in order to promote cohesiveness as a unit. As such, we have merged and altered many of our subsystems. The current listing is as follows:


Frame and Structure


Thermal Fluids


We hope with this new methodology we will be able to work together more effectively to make the pod a reality. Thank you to everyone for their support!

Classic Automotive

February 16, 2016

We would like express our gratitude to Classic Automotive for donating a turbocharger to our team. We plan to use this compressor to prove the practicality of bypassing air in a low pressure tube for the purpose of reducing syringe effect induced drag at high speed travel. Specifically, it will be used as a proof of concept and a demonstration of technology and skill.

Thank you for your contribution to our team! 

Moving Forward

February 01, 2016

We did not place at Design Weekend. However, SpaceX will be allowing five to 10 teams to advance in the next few weeks after reviewing their Final Design Proposals. Furthermore, if we find sponsors who are willing to support our idea, we can progress forward. Nevertheless, we are grateful to have made it this far along with 124 teams from around the world who made it to Design Weekend out of 1,500 total applicants. We are of every member on the 512 Hyperloop Team! Their hard work and dedication is absolutely commendable.

We are NOT going to give up. We will continue to work hard to transform the concept of Hyperloop to reality. We will build a pod and show what 512 Hyperloop is capable of.

To conclude, we would like to thank all of our friends and family for their support. Thank you to Lance McNeill, Cathy Wyman, Mary Adams, Abdul Haseeb, Molly Gardner, and all other contributors to our team. Thank you to our professors and faculty at The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. We appreciate it very much.

- 512 Hyperloop

Ready for Design Weekend!

January 27, 2016

Having recently submitted our Final Design Package, 512 Hyperloop had a meeting to do some final preparation and go over the logistics for the upcoming Design Weekend being held at Texas A&M University, from 1/29 - 1/30. We distributed shirts and discussed our plans for presentation and what the atmosphere at the venue would be like. Everyone is very excited to both demonstrate what we have learned in our research into the Hyperloop mode of transportation but also to hear about the great solutions the other teams have come up with as well. We can't wait to talk with all the sponsors and corporations about our ideas and plans for the future. Embedded you can find the intro video we will be showing at Texas A&M; be sure to check out the other videos on our YouTube channel and to Like our Facebook page for other updates. Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far; we appreciate everyone's contributions!

- Abhishek Routray, Systems Engineering, 512 Hyperloop


Thank You!

January 26, 2016

On behalf of 512 Hyperloop Team, I would like to thank the following donors: Rohan Koripalli, Alexander Choi, Lewis Longbottom, “Iron Man”, Madeline Rukavina, James Yoder, Robert Morris, Mahdi Koubaa, Arshad Ali, Brian Poteet, Juan Mata, Bliss Angerman, Sid Rumalla, Karen Howe, Anthony Rukavina, and Sarah Williams. Your contributions have provided us with a head-start in our HornRaiser. With your donations to our team, we will be making purchases for our pod after Design Weekend (January 29 and 30). Stay tuned for more updates by Abhi Routray from 512 Hyperloop Team.

Thank you for your contribution to 512 Hyperloop Team!

- Khushbu Patel, Head Lead of 512 Hyperloop

Our way
of Thanking You


Friends of 512 Hyperloop

Your name goes on the Pod + Receive a personal shoutout from our HornsRaiser and Facebook accounts!

13 of 150 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2016


512 Hyperloop Supporter

Perks listed above + Receive a personal letter through email from one of our project champions with an electronic picture of our team and pod

7 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2016


512 Hyperloop Partner

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

14 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2016


512 Hyperloop Bronze Partner

Perks listed above + The pod will carry your name on a metal plate INSIDE the pod.

1 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2016


512 Hyperloop Silver Partner

Perks listed above + Be recognized on the website in the partner directory permanently

1 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2016


512 Hyperloop Gold Partner

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.

2 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2016


512 Hyperloop Platinum Partner

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 in order to process tax-deductible paperwork.

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Estimated Delivery: April 2016
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