Saturday, May 8, 2010
Kinetics Is Coming Back!
A long time tradition around here, the Kinetics, is coming back after a couple of years of absence. Here's a photomontage with music.
For those of you who have never seen this, it involves teams of crazies and engineering undergrads (but I repeat myself) building a human-powered vehicle to move on land and across water. Points are awarded for style and performance.
Since some of these vehicles get their first shakedown run at the start line, one of my favorite awards is the Titanic trophy for the best sinking at the start line.
Tentative date this year is August 28th, so there's still time to get building your human-powered hovercraft. The venue will be Union Reservoir, in Longmont, just up the road from the old venue.
One of these two babies will provide the motivation at the start. Participants have until I can reload to get out of range, so speed will be at a premium.
Oh snap! I'm told I can't do that.
Never fear, there will be at least an earth-shattering Ka-Boom.