Posted 26 August, 2018. All modern technology – computers, phones, satellites, cars, and even such simple things as blinking toys – rely on programming! Knowing how to program is an incredible useful skill, but getting started can be quite intimidating. Programming is all about logical thinking, and just about anybody can learn how to code.… Continue reading Learn to code with “Scratch”
Posted 5 August, 2018. *Phew* I held a technology packed, marathon presentation, and crammed through 94 powerpoint slides in 1.5 hr at the Mechanical Engineering Group Auckland past Thursday! I think that may be a record of mine. There are so many stories to tell about the KillaJoule design and build, but I could only… Continue reading Great evening at Mechanical Engineering Group Auckland
Posted July 19, 2018. Nice surprise in the mailbox the other day – a large article about me and my racing in the Swedish car magazine “Teknikens Värld” (“The world of technology”). The headline reads “Eva – fastest in the world!” 😀 It is an issue from earlier this year, so it won’t be available… Continue reading “Eva – fastest in the world!”
Posted July 17, 2018. This is the first KillaJoule 3D printed model that I have seen that I didn’t make myself. Thank you George for sharing it! Download your own 3D-printable KillaJoule model here. 🙂 // Eva
Posted July 12, 2018. I am always looking for fun and easy 3D prints, and this is my new favorite: Articulated slug! The articulated slug is designed by “8ran” and can be downloaded here for free (I didn’t design it, I just downloaded it). I can confirm that it is very easy to print. I… Continue reading Articulated 3D prints – fun and easy!
Posted July 10, 2018 If you have followed the KillaJoule project over the years you may have mostly seen me on facebook, or perhaps on www.EvaHakanssonRacing.com. If you happen to have received a somewhat recent business card from me, you may also have seen the domain www.KillaJoule.com. Over the years I have also used www.EvaHakansson.com… Continue reading Why move KillaJoule to ScienceEnvy.com?
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
Posted July 6, 2018 I have a growing collection of 3D printers, but I am also looking for printers that will suit people with a tighter budget. It looks like I have finally found one: Creality Ender 3! I bought my Creality Ender 3 direct from AliExpress after reading this review by All3DP. Prices and… Continue reading A $200 3D printer – that works!
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!
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™”