WHO WE ARE
Cal Poly Hyperloop & Tunneling is a multi-disciplinary engineering club which competes in a variety of engineering competitions to develop capable engineers through hands-on experience. The club began in 2018 to participate in the 2019 International Hyperloop Pod Competition; a contest sponsored by SpaceX in which teams design and build sub-scale Hyperloop pods, which are propelled inside a one-mile long, partial-vacuum sealed tube. Cal Poly Hyperloop & Tunneling is now preparing to compete in the Not-A-Boring Competition sponsored by The Boring Company and Elon Musk.
Spring Quarter 2022
In spring quarter Cal Poly Hyperloop manufactured and tested our linear induction motor, while also finishing the manufacturing of the pod chassis. The team also began transitioning to competing in the Elon Musk and The Boring Company founded 'Not-A-Boring Competition'. The club will be completely focused on this new competition next school year.
Winter Quarter 2022
The team is currently manufacturing our test-track which will enable us to run the pod on campus. With easy access to testing, the club quickly iterate on and improve the pod. Our propulsion system, the linear induction motor, is currently being produced.
Fall Quarter 2021
This quarter, Cal Poly Hyperloop is focusing on designing and testing. We are working on the subsystems and we will begin small scale testing to verify basic functionality and determine areas of improvement for systems such as the linear induction motor, eddy current brakes, yaw-control, controls, and electronics.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic our team has been working virtually over zoom to continue designing and planning.
Fall Quarter 2020
This fall the pod is undergoing significant changes. We are integrating more components with the magnetic systems for a faster and safer pod. The propulsion system is transitioning to linear induction motors and braking is researching eddy current braking. We are also working to create a Hyperloop test track on campus to improve our testing capabilities. The preliminary design review will occur October 24th.
Spring Quarter 2020
Since the transition to online learning due to Covid-19, the team has been working on updating and improving the model of the pod.
Winter Quarter 2020
The team is building up prototypes and test fixtures to test their designs for magnetic levitation, braking system, cold gas propulsion, linear induction motor, and controls systems. The team is actively working to build a modular pod to showcase their innovative designs by the end of the year.
Fall Quarter 2019
We are currently working on designing the world's first hyperloop pod capable of magnetic levitation and cold gas propulsion. Design leads are generating conceptual ideas in CAD, running power and kinematic equations, and planning for safety. Our preliminary design review is scheduled for late October and prototypes for subsystems will be built by January first. The current plan is to have manufacturing of the fully integrated pod done by the end of Q1 2020.
Spring Quarter 2019
This quarter, the team manufactured every component and assembly for the pod in preparation for the competition. This included hosting a Design Showcase to demonstrate our construction and attending the Cal Poly Green and Gold Night.
Winter Quarter 2019
After submitting our 100 page design whitepaper to SpaceX, the team was selected to compete in the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. For the quarter, the team focused on finalizing the pod designs and starting the manufacturing of pod components.
Fall Quarter 2018
This quarter, we progressed through the preliminary design review by SpaceX and developed our pod design for the next stage of the competition.