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07 Feb
2020

Cal Poly Human Powered Vehicle Breaks 26 Year Old School Record!

  • February 7, 2020
  • Tai Freligh
  • 160 views

Last year we brought you the story of how engineering students at Cal Poly used Precision Board urethane tooling to make fairings for their human-powered vehicle.  We also told you that the team withdrew from the ASME competition and decided instead to compete at Battle Mountain, Nevada in September 2019 in order to beat the..

25 Feb
2019

Cal Poly Human Powered Vehicle Team to Race at Battle Mountain

  • February 25, 2019
  • Tai Freligh
  • 423 views

The Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Team at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is doing something a little different this year.  Rather than race at the student competition put on by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), they decided to compete at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC) in Battle Mountain, Nevada this September. Five members..

05 Mar
2015

Cal Poly’s 3000 MPG Supermileage Car

  • March 5, 2015
  • Steve Cornelius
  • 154 views

George Leone, Student Project Facilitator at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA, sent us pictures of a fascinating project one of the student teams is undertaking. Cal Poly students are designing a “Supermileage” car to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon as part of a class project. The Shell Eco Marathon is designed to challenge..

14 May
2014

Solar Cooking In Third World Countries

  • May 14, 2014
  • Admin
  • 42 views

A unique program at Cal Poly SLO, headed by Dr. Pete Schwartz, is experimenting with ground-breaking solar cooking technology with its ultimate goal to make solar cooking an effective, affordable option for under-developed locations worldwide. Many villages in under-developed locations rely on open-fire cooking daily, which leads to respiratory problems and premature deaths, especially among children..

29 Oct
2013

Cal Poly Students Optimize Solar Cooking With Precision Board

  • October 29, 2013
  • Admin
  • 105 views

A group of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Engineering and Physics students recently took part in an amazing project designed to help residents of some of the world’s poorest locations cook food with solar energy. Using the Scheffler Reflector concept (a large solar reflector that tracks the sun on a single polar axis, reflects the..