Diggerloop 2019

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Who Are We?
We are Diggerloop, the Colorado School of Mines Hyperloop Pod Team. Our intent is to make it back to the finals in the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.

What is the Hyperloop?
The Hyperloop is the brainchild of Elon Musk; it is a new mode of transportation that is safer, faster, and more efficient than the current modes.

SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
The Hyperloop Pod Competition is an international event hosted by SpaceX where over 1200 teams design pods to reach the highest speed in a mile-long tube that is close to full vacuum. Diggerloop is one of 20 teams that have made it to the final stage of the competition each year for the previous two years and we hope to get invited back this year with the goal to rank high enough to qualify our pod in the competition tube. Thus far a total of 5 teams have made into the competition tube and we hope to be one of the three to get in this upcoming competition.

Why Do We Need Your Help?
This year we are hoping to revamp our high voltage power system which powers our nearly 500 hp motor. We have decided to use Lithium Polymer batteries due to their industry leading power density. These batteries are necessary to power the motor and  learn how our system performs. Without these batteries, the pod will not be at its full potential. Having nearly a full year of testing will allow us to ensure the safety and performance of the system.

Follow us on Social Media: @Diggerloop 

Visit our website: https://diggerloop.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiggerLoop/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/diggerloop/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diggerloop/

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