Posts made in January, 2012

First Peek Into Hells Charger

»Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in Current projects and Tech Notes | 2 comments

First Peek Into Hells Charger

After a long day of design judging at the 2010 Formula SAE California competition, there was a message on my cell phone from someone named Jim Peruto, who was one of the first to read my book Think Fast. From reading the book, he had concluded that I was the right guy to help him develop a car for an attempt on the Guinness World Record for open road racing. I had never even heard of that before, but it sounded really dangerous. Still, it sounded like it might be an interesting engineering challenge, and the way that Jim phrased what he said in the phone message made it sound like he would be a great guy to work with. Both of those guesses turned out to be very, very right. This program is a perfect example of what ThinkFast Engineering is all...

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Snapshot 001

»Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Current projects and Tech Notes | Comments Off

Snapshot 001

TFE just rifled out of the tunnel in a brilliant flash and a reverberating roar, the sun glinting off its shiny new surfaces for the very first time. It’s moving too fast to tell just what it looks like. All we can tell right now is that it’s a bright streak over the pavement, hurtling furiously into the future. It should come into focus soon, so we can all get a better sense of what it is and what it does. One thing is for sure, there is no lack of excitement around here. ThinkFast Engineering has been powershifting through the gears for a while, so the web site is in catch-up mode. We will talk a lot about machines, some about the men behind them, and occasionally about how and why men and machines seem to benefit from each other. TFE...

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Grand Opening

»Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Current projects and Tech Notes, ThinkFast Engineering | 1 comment

Grand Opening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Neil@ThinkFastEngineering.com 760-310-8460 ThinkFast Engineering is open for business, and has a newly developed web site describing the company’s capabilities. The URL is http://thinkfastengineering.com and it features three main areas: ThinkFast Engineering section describes TFE‘s capabilites and experience. FastBits is an online e-store with a product line of innovative motorsports parts and accessories. ThinkFast Lab is a blog about current activities and tech notes, racing team adventures, and occasional surprises. TFE was founded by Neil Roberts, an accomplished veteran of ultra-high performance vehicle design and engineering, with decades of superb results to show for it. These capabilities are available on an...

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