Projects

Atmospheric Electric Power

Atmospheric Electric Power

Type: Earth, Sky and Sea

The task is to design and build several rotating machines that are powered by thunderstorms underway around the earth.

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Baseball Cannon

Baseball Cannon

Type: Directed Energy

The task is to design and build a transportable compressed-air cannon that will launch a baseball far enough to be a homerun over the center fence at Coors Field (415 feet).

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Electromagnetic Railgun tested at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren VA, 2008

Bench-top Railgun

Type: Directed Energy

The task is to design, build, and test a bench-top-scale electromagnetic railgun.

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Copper Vapor Laser

Copper Vapor Laser

Type: Lasers and Optics

The task is to design, build and test a copper-chloride (CuCl) and/or copper-bromide (CuBr) laser.

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Digital X-Ray Photography

Digital X-Ray Photography

Type: Applied Physics

The task is to design and build an x-ray machine capable of imaging low-density inanimate objects.

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Electromagnetic Can Crusher

Electromagnetic Can Crusher

Type: Propulsion and Levitation

The task is to design and build a device that crushes aluminum soda cans using intense pulsed magnetic fields.

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Electromagnetic Disk Launcher

Electromagnetic Disk Launcher

Type: Propulsion and Levitation

The task is to design, build and test a device that launches scrap aluminum hard-drive platters high in the air using pulsed magnetic fields.

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Gas Turbine Engine

Gas Turbine Engine

Type: Propulsion and Levitation

The task is to design, build and test a propane-fired turbine jet engine manufactured from an automotive turbocharger.

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Grand Challenge - Lieberman's Light Bulb

Grand Challenge - Lieberman's Light Bulb

Type: Propulsion and Levitation

In this Grand Challenge, the Team is to design, build and display a version of Jeff Lieberman’s floating Light Bulb art.

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Two Person Hovercraft

Grand Challenge - Two Person Hovercraft

Type: Propulsion and Levitation

The task is to build a pair of single-person racing hovercraft, sell them, and use the money to build an advanced two-person hovercraft.

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High Power CO2 Laser

High Power CO2 Laser

Type: Lasers and Optics

The task is to design, build and test a continuously operating high-power CO2 laser with an output power of 50 watts.

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Huge Van de Graaf Generator

Huge Van de Graaf Generator

Type: Applied Physics

The task is to design, build and test a really big Van de Graaff generator. The voltage goal for the machine is 750,000 volts.

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Liquid Fuel Rocket Engine

Liquid Fuel Rocket Engine

Type: Propulsion and Levitation

The task is to design, build, and test a liquid-fueled rocket engine.

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pulsejet group

Lockwood-Hiller Valveless Pulsejet Engine

Type: Applied Acoustics

The task is to design, build and test a Lockwood-Hiller style valveless pulsejet engine. The engine will be powered by propane and ignited by a timed electric spark. The optimized engine will become the propulsion package on a student-build vehicle (go-kart), as a separate follow-on project.

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Magnetic Levitation

Magnetic Levitation

Type: Propulsion and Levitation

The task is to design and build an electromagnetic device similar to Elihu Thomson’s Jumping Ring experiment.

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Nitrogen-pumped Dye Laser

Nitrogen-pumped Dye Laser

Type: Lasers and Optics

The task is to design, build and test a table-top nitrogen (N2) laser operating at 120 pps in air with some nitrogen enrichment.

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Plasma Jets and Living Tissue

Plasma Jets and Living Tissue

Type: Biomechanics

The task is to design, build and experiment with an atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ).

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Powered Rope Ascender

Powered Rope Ascender

Type: Propulsion and Levitation

The task is to design and build your own version of the amazing ATLAS rope ascender capable of hoisting a 250 pound payload at a rate of 10 feet/sec.

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Rubens' Tube

Rubens' Tube

Type: Applied Acoustics

The task is to design and build a Rubens’ Tube, similar to the one demonstrated by Heinrich Rubens in 1904.

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Single-bubble Sonoluminencence

Single-bubble Sonoluminencence

Type: Applied Acoustics

The task is to design, build and test two sonoluminescence chambers and demonstrate a glowing bubble in each containing different liquids and gasses

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Solar Powered Stirling Engine

Solar Powered Stirling Engine

Type: Power Conversion

The task is to design and build an alpha-style Stirling engine powered by the sun.

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sppb target

Supersonic Ping-pong Ball

Type: Directed Energy

The task is to design and build a compressed-air/vacuum cannon that accelerates a Ping-Pong ball to velocities beyond Mach 1.0.

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Jem Stansfield on BBC’s “Bang Goes the Theory”

Vortex Cannon

Type: Directed Energy

The task is to design and build a full-scale vortex cannon powered by a stoichiometric mixture of acetylene and air.

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Wireless Power

Wireless Power

Type: Power Conversion

The task is to design and build a pair of self-resonant coils that transmits power to a 60-watt light bulb over a distance of several meters.

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