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Send Hyperloop at Virginia Tech to Competition III

$6,000
60%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
47 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 20, at 07:30 AM EST
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Send Hyperloop at Virginia Tech to Competition III

Hyperloop at Virginia Tech is a student-led design team competing in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. 

We are an interdisciplinary team composed of students from the College of Engineering, Myers-Lawson School of Construction and Pamplin College of Business.

Hyperloop is a transportation concept proposed by Elon Musk in which a levitating pod will travel at transonic speeds in near-vacuum pressure. This would allow for trips from New York to Washington, D.C. in as little as 30 minutes

Building off of our previous 2 Hyperloop pods, we have seen the successes and identified key areas of improvement. Now, more than ever, we need your help to continue transforming this concept into a reality. 

Join us in creating the V-18 pod and be a part of the future of transportation!

Previous Pods

                                                                      VHyper: The First Prototype Design

                                    V-17: The First Fully Functional Pod, Designed For Competition I

How do your Contributions help?

After placing Fourth and Seventh in Competition I and Competition II respectively, we are overhauling our pod. Previously we used cold gas propulsion, coupled with electronic braking, sensors, a carbon fiber shell, and custom suspension. Not only are we redesigning all of that, but we are also going all electric! After in-depth analysis and testing, we decided to use an electric motor to power the majority of our pod to achieve our target speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through your generosity and the pride that stems from the Hokie community, we can maintain our status as a top player in the future of engineering.

For more information about our team visit our website! www.vthyperloop.com 

Follow us on social media to stay in the loop! #RidethePod

Facebook: VTHyperloop

Twitter: @vthyperloop 

Instagram: @vthyperloop

 

                                                                                                                  

 

Levels
Choose a giving level

$10

In the Loop

You will be added to the email list to receive updates on the progress of the pod throughout the next year

$50

Charge the Pod

Not only will you be added to our email list, but you will also be entitled to behind the scene videos and interviews with the team throughout the year

$100

Power the Pod

Your contribution helps to buy the parts for our electric motor and power our pod through the Hyperloop

$250

Stop the Pod

Your donation goes towards the redesign and building of a new braking system capable of stopping our pod from at least 250 MPH in 400 Meters!

$500

Levitate the Pod

With the help of your donation we will be able to design new suspension and wheels to create a smooth ride during our mile long run for optimal performance and speed. You will also get the chance to have a lunch or dinner with some members on the team!

$1,000

Mark the Pod

Through your generous donation, your name or company logo will be displayed on the side of our pod and on our website publicly thanking you for your contribution to our pod. You will also be entitled to a tour of our facilities.

$3,000

Ride the Pod

Includes all of the benefits in the lower packages, and also included a preview of the pod and a chance to explore the inner workings of the pod from our project and engineering leads.