Tonight, the final of the Hyperloop Pod Competition 2018 will take place. After our Pod “Mujinga” has passed the first tests very successfully during the testing week we had the opportunity to attempt a vacuum chamber test at SpaceX. Unfortunately, one of our inverters suffered a failure. This caused our high-power batteries to be short-circuited. Despite extensive efforts to fix them, the internal cells remain damaged. Of course, we are very disappointed that this year it was not enough for the top 3. At the same time, we are also very grateful for this exciting opportunity and working directly with SpaceX engineers has encouraged us. We were able to establish confidence in our design and even after the incident we could learn so much. Throughout this experience we have grown significantly as engineers. Many thanks to our sponsors and all who supported us without them this journey wouldn’t be possible! This whole experience will certainly also be useful to us in the future, because our long-term goal goes far beyond this competition. #thejourneycontinues ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #myethzurich #eth #spacex #hyperloop #swissloop #swisstouch #journey #friends #gomujinga
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Do we look like a team or what? With our matching bags and shirts you might even confuse us with a football team. We sure are as focused as one. Today is already day four of testing week. So far we are very happy with our progress. There is still a lot to do, but we are ready for the tasks ahead! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #myethzurich #eth #spacex #hyperloop #swissloop #thejourneycontinues #journey #friends #gomujinga
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@swissloop_ch team at @spacex hyperloop competition! 😃🚀💪🔥 #hyperloop #swissloop #thejourneycontinues #engineering #mujinga
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The @swissloop_ch team has arrived at the Hyperloop Pod Competition 2018 and took the obligatory SpaceX group picture in front of the Falcon 9 rocket. 🚀 . To quote the team: "It has been an amazing journey so far and it’s crazy to think that a few months ago we were all strangers coming from different Swiss universities, having different professions and backgrounds. Over time these strangers became not only work colleagues but dear friends. And this is a great reward in itself." . Follow them along on their socials! #gomujinga 🙂 . #ethzurich #ethzürich #students #technology #science #studentslife #spacex #hyperloop #swissloop #thejourneycontinues #journey #friends #innovation #engineers #future #transportation
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The obligatory SpaceX picture in front of Falcon 9. It has been an amazing journey so far and it’s crazy to think that a few months ago we were all strangers coming from different Swiss universities, having different professions and backgrounds. Over time these strangers became not only work colleagues but dear friends. And this is a great reward in itself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #myethzurich #eth #spacex #hyperloop #swissloop #thejourneycontinues #journey #friends #gomujinga
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We have arrived! Today testing week starts at @spacex. We are very excited for the coming days. During the week we will have to prove our concept to SpaceX to get qualified for the final on July 22. Wish us luck! You can follow us through the week on social media. We will post daily on Facebook and Instagram. Also, don’t forget to check out our daily Instagram story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #myethzurich #eth #spacex #hyperloop #swissloop #thejourneycontinues #journey #travel #gomujinga
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Since the competition final is fast approaching, we wanted to share the first steps of our new pod Mujinga. At 11 pm on a Sunday night in June we had our first test run with every subsystem, sensor, cable and screw attached. The test was a great success and a huge relief for the whole team. Fingers crossed we can prove our concept to @spacex and show them what Mujinga is capable of in the tube! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #myethzurich #eth #spacex #hyperloop #swissloop #thejourneycontinues #journey #test #testrun #engeneering #gomujinga
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We're supporting the Swissloop team in Elon Musk's Hyperloop Pod competition, taking place on July 22, 2018. Young colleagues from our vocational training have contributed with molded pieces for the current project. We wish the Swissloop team all the best! #Schindler #Swissloop #Hyperloop #GoforGold #vocationaltraining #Goodluck Photo credit: ©JuliusHatt
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