Have you always wanted a fancy designer handbag? But you don’t have the thousands of dollars to spend on a Chanel® or Louis Vuitton®? Here is the solution – 3D print your own! And by doing so, you can make it exactly as you want! I bought dozens of fancy (and too expensive) designer handbags,… Continue reading Download and 3D print your own designer handbag!
Make your own KillaJoule Easter Egg! (3D files and recipe!)
Posted April 22, 2019 I love to give away Easter Eggs, but I think the ones in the stores are both boring and expensive. For the last few years, I have made my own with 3D printing. This year’s “egg” features the KillaJoule (of course!) and has room for homemade treats (or store bought candy,… Continue reading Make your own KillaJoule Easter Egg! (3D files and recipe!)
New Australian record! End of an era. Start of a new era.
Posted March 8, 2019 In case you have been following us on social media, or in case you don’t want to read the whole story below, here is the summary: We are done racing in Australia for this time. We set a new Australian record for electric motorcycles at 216.199 mph (352 km/h) (pending ratification… Continue reading New Australian record! End of an era. Start of a new era.
Make welding helmet for Barbie®!
Posted January 5, 2019. Of course Barbie® needs a welding helmet so she can work on her racing car or motorcycle! With any 3D printer you can make your own “Mini-Eva” engineering action figure complete with a welding helmet. All needed files and instructions are found below. It will fit Barbie® and similar fashion dolls.… Continue reading Make welding helmet for Barbie®!
On the cover of “STEM Women Magazine”! :-)
Posted November 20, 2018 KillaJoule and I made the cover on the international magazine “STEM Women Magazine”. Read this in-depth article (and the entire magazine) for free here: www.stemforwomen.com/swNOV18/ It can also be downloaded as PDF
Make helmet and racing suit for Barbie®!
Posted October 30, 2018. Of course the doll needs a racing helmet and racing suit! With a sewing machine and 3D printer you can make your own “Mini-Eva” engineering action figure complete with racing suit and helmet. All needed files, patterns and instructions are found below. It will fit Barbie® and similar fashion dolls. Who… Continue reading Make helmet and racing suit for Barbie®!
Meet the “KiWieel”
Posted October 14, 2018. Meet the “KiWieel” – our first demo model of the new non-pneumatic tire design. Finite element analysis shows it is good for 500+ MPH (800 km/h). 🙂 Meeting a rubber manufacturer tomorrow that will help me find the best rubber compound, and I am very excited. Note, the wheel section is… Continue reading Meet the “KiWieel”
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
We are re-inventing the wheel!
The weakest link in all wheel-driven speed record attempts is a surprising and obscure detail – tires! Tires can be one of the main points of failure on all vehicles, but are specifically troublesome on extremely high speed, wheel-driven vehicles. Therefore, we are literally re-inventing the wheel for Green Envy! The very fastest cars are… Continue reading We are re-inventing the wheel!
KillaJoule as “LEGO™”
This KillaJoule model compatible with the popular LEGO™ toy system was designed by Urim Chae, one of my first year engineering students at the University of Auckland. The 562 students in my first year course “Principles of Engineering Design” (ENGGEN 115) were in Semester 1 2018 assigned to design an accessory compatible with LEGO™ in… Continue reading KillaJoule as “LEGO™”