“It’s something more than just building some backyard science project. It’s something
we’re building for Louisiana, to boost our education and to help the community,” said
Connor Joslin, who is the team’s lead engineer and is from Mandeville, La.
Joslin also explained how their prototype is one of the largest and most realistic pods in the competition. The LSU team’s technology is more than theoretical and has the potential to be built to full-scale.
Hyperloop is a concept for a new high-speed transportation system created by SpaceX founder Elon Musk. This competition will bring together the best engineering teams to test innovative prototypes of the Hyperloop pod on its mile-long track. The competition will be held Jan. 27-29.
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