So the other day I was reading an article on slashdot about Copenhagen Suborbitals, a group of amateurs trying to launch themselves into space with their own homemade rocket (from their own homemade submarine, no less!)
This got me thinking of MIT people who just kind of make these really awesome mostly dangerous things. There are, as you might imagine, quite a few of them! Unfortunately we do operate under some limits here. For example Massachusetts has some pretty lame rules about homemade explosives / launchers / fire / etc. I’m sure there are a bunch of students here who could build a giant flamethrowing exoskeleton to invade Boston but I am pretty sure it would not fly with campus police.
But if there is someone at MIT who falls into that mold, it’s probably Charles Guan.
For example, lolriokart:
I’m also a big fan of SEGFAULT:
Anyway, Charles was fairly nostalgic on the eve of his graduation. So he made two more things:
You can see more of everything Charles has made at his website, http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/, where he’s posted careful documentation, models, and other stuff so you can even follow along at home should you be so inclined.
Congratulations on your graduation, Charles – and thanks for all of the dangerously awesome memories!