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Project: Improve a Man’s Quality of Life

Kyle Dukart forwarded us a project that he thinks would be up our alley. Jeanine Socha has a 19-year-old son who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 1. He’s physically […]

Is Tesla Works for Nerds Only?

”People rise to the level of what is expected of them, and we’ve always been a group with high expectations.” – Former Tesla Works President Taylor Trimble Some common stereotypes […]

Project Vulcan Spotlight

We interviewed team leader Mitchell Paull to learn more about the status of Project Vulcan. What is Project Vulcan? We created Project Vulcan to showcase both the science and soul […]

Gunship Project Spotlight

This weaponized T-shirt warrior will gather a crowd.   Left: Jack Kilian and Thomas Daede add monitoring devices to the Gunship batteries. Right: Ken Condon installs heat shrink on a […]

Current Projects

Animatronic Barbershop Quartet

Animatronic Barbershop Quartet

Construct four robotic replicas of President Kaler’s head, painted to look like marble busts, singing in glorious four-part harmony.

Fido

Fido

Create an IOS app integrated with hardware that remotely controls workshop access and equipment.

Floating Arm Trebuchet

Floating Arm Trebuchet

Build an efficient trebuchet which uses a rolling pivot to harness the motion of a vertically dropping weight.

Fusor

Fusor

Build a small nuclear fusion reactor.

Gunship

Gunship

Build a remote-controlled, hovercraft-mounted pneumatic T-shirt cannon for use at sporting events.

Hovercraft

Hovercraft

Build a UH-10F entry-level hovercraft.

Laser Projector

Laser Projector

Use a rapidly moving laser to project an image onto a surface.

Light Show

Light Show

Run an annual light show synchronized to music on the Civil Engineering plaza.

Project Vulcan

Project Vulcan

Visualize music through vibrations in analogue materials.

Pyroboard

Pyroboard

Build a two-dimensional array of flame that responds to music.

Quadcopter

Quadcopter

Build a maneuverable quadcopter.

RoboMagellan

RoboMagellan

Build an autonomous vehicle which can navigate by itself.

Robomural

Robomural

Build a giant robotic mural that periodically updates itself.

Strandbeest

Strandbeest

Engineer an eight-foot-tall metal pedal-powered mechanical walking machine.

Superconductor Levitation

Superconductor Levitation

Use high temperature superconductors to create a levitation demo.

Tesla Turbine Vehicle

Tesla Turbine Vehicle

Build a small motorcycle powered by a Tesla turbine.