We are rLoop, reddit's very own hyperloop pod design team, and we have made it to the final round of Elon Musk's hyperloop competition! AuA!
Our short bio: Nine months ago, Elon Musk announced that SpaceX would be holding a competition where teams would compete to design the best hyperloop pod. We redditors took up the challenge, along with ~1,200 other teams.
Our crowdsourced design group, rLoop, won best non-student design and is now one of only 30 teams which will advance to the final round, where we will build and race our pod on a 1-mile test track at SpaceX HQ this summer! We would like to thank the reddit community for their incredible support!
The success of our open-source collaborative online think tank model has been fascinating, and has garnered some media attention, recently from Forbes, and even the front page of reddit!. We see the internet as a tool for empowering humanity, and we hope to show people what can be accomplished when an online community comes together to help solve the world's most exciting challenges.
With us today are:
/u/beltenebros, Project Manager
/u/zarok, Engineering Lead
/u/-Richard, PR Lead
And more team members to come! I'll post their usernames here when they stop by.
Ask us anything!
My Proof: Pic of hyperloop badge next to username. See my posting history for further proof.