Teslarati: SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition underway: Badgerloop unveils pod design

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This Teslarati article features the UW-Madison Badgerloop team, which includes many engineering students.

Day 1 of SpaceX’s long awaited Hyperloop Pod Competition is underway in Hawthorne, California. Approximately thirty teams competing in the SpaceX-sponsored event including the winner from last year’s Hyperloop Design Weekend, MIT, will be judged on four categories ranging from safest and most reliable pod to best performing while in flight.

We had a chance to go behind the scenes with University of Wisconsin-Madison’s BadgerLoop team to witness what it takes to prepare for the high speed competition. Those following Hyperloop developments may recall that Teslarati interviewed BadgerLoop after the team won the Pod Technical Excellence award last year and qualified for this weekend’s Pod Competition. More…