The Numerator 2.0

This blog will follow the design, manufacturing and competition of world's fastest calculator.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Do you know what time it is??

Does anybody realize what today's date is? Well for those of you not counting down the days, today is August 28th. We have only two months before race day.

The Good, The Bad, and the Nerdy is making great progress. Yesterday marked the first roll in the numerator. Some of us took the beast out and got some good street time in the west blvd. area. She rolls like a dream.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The word is out

The numerator has hit the market. The rumors are circulating. The anticipation is thick.
I am trying my best to let red bull KNOW that we are serious about this event.

I would like to make a formal apology for my poor grammar and spelling on this blog. I am human, I make mistakes.

Moorman will begin working on the team uniforms shortly. He is requesting ideas and inspiration for t-shirts for the team/roadies/fans.

Numerator- its always on top

Saturday, August 26, 2006


We have been working on THE NUMERATOR all week and have some progress to show off.
The links below will show a few little video clips. I hope this keeps all the fans happy.
Check them out, tell your friends, jump on THE NUMERATOR band wagon while there's room!

Don't underestimate the power of the NERD.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Waiting for the Word

The application has been mailed.
Cross your fingers that we will get the good word Red Bull.
Class starts a week from today.
here a link to one of the craziest human powered vehicles in the world.
Watch the video. trust me
crazy huh??

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Application

We have assembled the first rough draft for the application that will be sent to the Red Bull Pit Crew. Larissa and here graphic design skills will be adding the final touches. Red Bull should have the application from us by the first of next week.

I am confidant that the people at Red Bull will see our desire and allow us to bring the Numerator to the STL for a weekend of enjoyment. by the way mark, what do ya have planned for us that weekend??

School starts here at Mines in less than two weeks. OUCH.

Spead the word of the Nerd,

Monday, August 14, 2006

The Numerator, undressed

Here is a snapshot of the initial 3-D model of The Numerator. The finial aspects of steering geometry and vehicle dynamics are still on the drawing board. The steering system incorporates ackermann steering, much like your car. This method of steering allows the inside wheel to turn more than the outside wheel, lessening the effects of tire scrub. Tire scrub increases rolling resistance, which slows ya down. That is enough dork talk for today. Enjoy


The Numerator

The Fastest Calculator has been given an official name. The Numerator.
As we all know, the numerator is always on top!
The announcement of the offical driver(s) will be released later this week.
All media/press requests should be routed to

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


We first must come to grips with our power source for this race. Gravity. I could whip out my physics book and copy some long, drawn out, wordy definition, but I think I will cut to the chase. The only means of propulsion for this machine is the same force that keeps a baseball cap on our head. I am not belittling the power of gravity, I am merely making you aware. This thing will not have a HEMI.

As this blog grows, I invite you to make comments and suggestions for the machine, our members and our fans. We hope to keep you posted with pictures, stories and drama that arises during this project. We all know that no reality event would be successful without drama. And most inportant, Keep your fingers crossed so we can get excepted to race!!!!!!!!

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