Saturday February 28 at 7.30pm on SBS
In a warehouse on an island in San Francisco Bay, a team of engineers and PhD’s are inventing the future one prototype at a time.
From finding solutions to today’s problems, to conceiving cool machines that are just fun to have around, the Prototype This crew imagines and then invents the future by using emerging technologies to build the craziest, one-of-a-kind prototypes of tomorrow.
Each week the team, made of Joe Grand (Electronics and Circuit Design), Terry Sandin (Animatronics and Fabrications) Zoz Brooks (Robotics and Computing Systems) and Mike North (Materials and Mechanical Engineering) show off their zany brilliance, hi-tech wizardry and give us a look at some of the latest tools and gadgets that may change the way we live in the world.
Episode 2 – Traffic Busting Truck
Saturday February 28 at 7.30pm
The boys take on the challenge of building a car that will beat the LA traffic. The team combines Omni directional wheels, pneumatics, steel legs and an innovative control system to create a vehicle that will literally lift itself over the traffic ahead. And as an added bonus, the lift also gives the car the capability to find a parking spot like nothing else on wheels!