Hello Science Envy visitor! Thank you so much for finding my little corner of the universe. ScienceEnvy.com was created many years ago when I thought that my mission in life was to promote STEM and get young and old people interested in science and engineering by writing cool articles about cool stuff. In the following… Continue reading New life, new projects, new websites!
Author: Eva Hakansson
Look inside “KillaJoule” – the world’s fastest electric motorcycle
At 270.224 mph (434 km/h), the KillaJoule is the fastest electric motorcycle in the world. It has also made its rider and builder Eva Håkansson the world’s fastest woman on a motorcycle. But what makes KillaJoule so insanely fast? We are un-wrapping the bike and revealing all its secrets. There are only three battery-powered vehicles… Continue reading Look inside “KillaJoule” – the world’s fastest electric motorcycle
3D printed C-clamps – handy for all your projects!
You can never have too many C-clamps if you like woodwork, metal work and other crafts. Do you need more clamps and have access to a 3D printer? Just print some more! Many designers in the 3D printing community are happy to share their designs. The Thingiverse user “johann517” has shared his nicely designed C-clamp… Continue reading 3D printed C-clamps – handy for all your projects!
3D printed glow-in-dark turkey
Posted Nov 26, 2016 Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Thanksgiving is one of the largest holidays in the U.S., and the tradition is to eat turkey. I did the same, but my turkey was a free-range, organic variety. We hosted Thanksgiving together with our neighbor, and he was responsible for purchasing the… Continue reading 3D printed glow-in-dark turkey
Electric car in the winter!? Yes, it works great!
Update July 7, 2018: This post was originally published on Nov 22, 2016. Since then, I have sold the red 2012 Nissan Leaf in the picture, moved to New Zealand, and purchased a white 2013 Nissan Leaf, which I love even more! Because New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, it is currently winter here,… Continue reading Electric car in the winter!? Yes, it works great!
Racing-inspired gingerbread cookies
We all love cookies, so why not let your favorite STEM project inspire your cookie design? My choice to was to make racing-inspired cookies, of course! Of all the cookies in the world, gingerbread cookies are my absolute favorites, and the best I have ever tasted are made with my grandma Carla’s recipe (you can… Continue reading Racing-inspired gingerbread cookies
The life of a Formula 1 bolt (from Red Bull Racing)
Being the fastest in the world is all about science and engineering! This amazing 3 minute video shows the enormous effort going into one single bolt in a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car! If the video above doesn’t work, click this link instead: http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/f1/stories/1331819418898/life-of-a-bolt Photo courtesy of Red Bull Racing.
New record: 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h)!
New speed record for the KillaJoule! The KillaJoule and rider Eva Hakansson set a new international speed record of 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, on August 31, 2016. The record is 8 mph faster than the previous record that the KillaJoule set in 2014 (no record attempts were… Continue reading New record: 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h)!
3D printed dryer knobs!
Posted September 23, 2016 3D printed solution to an everyday emergency – a broken knob on the dryer! One of the great benefits of owning a 3D printer is that you can create spare parts. This knob is for an old Fridgidaire dryer, but it is easy to create a knob for just about anything… Continue reading 3D printed dryer knobs!
3D-printed gear shifter knob!
Posted September 8, 2016 What do you do when the shifter knob in your truck breaks at Bonneville? 3D print a new one, of course! Using the broken shifter knob for reference, I created the shape with CAD (Computer Aided Design) in Autodesk Inventor, and exported it as a 3D-printable .stl file. I then printed… Continue reading 3D-printed gear shifter knob!