SpaceX Hyperloop Student Competition
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We in /sci/ have formed a team of 15 to tackle the Hyperloop Student Competition to design a pod and if we're selected to, build one.
In case you don't know, Hyperloop is Elon Musk's design of low pressure tubes that will have pods travelling in supersonic speed between LA and SF.
Currently we have set our core team and recruiting specific skills to cap the roster: Aerodynamics, Controls (Microprocessor based embedded), Compressors, and mechE help.
If you're interested, write me up on
Mini Foundry & Metal Casting, Safety & Tips
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Smelting aluminum cans, making items. Making swords and armor are what really interest me.
Grant Thompson, a Youtuber has simple interesting techniques. I've been inspired by his mini foundry and lost foam casting combo, however I don't believe they would be enough for larger works. The Items don't have to be Iron, but what easily accessible crucible would withstand heat sufficient to melt iron?
/diy/ what precautions would you give for someone afraid of the spiting metal coming from such an endeavor? What advice would you give for casting larger items?