DA VINCI'S BRIDGE IN ICE

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-6ºC
Juuka, FI

Last preparation days!

We've transported all our stuff to Eindhoven, to load the Transfennica container next Friday. Our big 1600 kg inflatable was a bit hard to handle, but we finally got it out of the van. We also did a last attempt…

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Slush

'Bridge in Ice' was also presented at Slush, a major tech-conference in Helsinki! We're always looking for interesting commercial and academic contacts. We'd like to thank the Embassy of the Netherlands in Finland for having us at their Holland Café!

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Preparations Continue

We're quite busy these days with the preparations for building our Ice-Bridge. Roel and Thijs even had to split up this week. Roel together with Bram (the project leader of the Candela in Ice Pavilion) is drilling the anchors in the…

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We started the production

Yesterday we started the production of the inflatable mould at Poly-Ned in Steenwijk.

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Last tests with the paper reinforced ice

We're doing our last tests with the paper reinforced ice. Besides our attempt to achieve a stronger material, we also try to improve the testing equipment every time.

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Our second trip to Juuka

Today we arrived in Helsinki. We directly headed to Aalto University where we presented the current plans of our Bridge in Ice project.

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Testing reinforced ice

Yesterday we spent the day testing reinforced ice samples with the Structural Design Research group, in one of the freezing cells of Eurofrigo BV in Venlo (www.eurofrigo.nl).

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Our Professor at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza

At Thursday 24 September Arno Pronk went to Milan to visit the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci.

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We’re in full speed now!

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Summa College in Eindhoven

This morning we were at Summa College in Eindhoven

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Instagram

You can now follow us on instagram! 

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Jacob-Roelandslyceum in Boxtel

Earlier today, Roel en Thijs gave their presentation to students of the Jacob-Roelandslyceum in Boxtel. Maybe some of these students could give us a hand!

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Even it's hot outside, We still continuing our Ice plans

With scale models of the inflatable moulds we're trying to achieve the right shape, and our ideas seems to work out.

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Subscribe for your projects and courses!

This summer you have to subscribe for your projects and courses. It's possible to gain ECTS ánd build a world record! Join our enthusiastic team for constructing world's largest span in ice.

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Website release

Today we release the new website!

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Finnish Dutch Trade Guild

In the evening we pitched a 2 minute presentation at a meeting event of the Finnish Dutch Trade Guild. 

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Visit KU Leuven and University of Ghent

We had a small trip to Belgium, to visit our colleagues at the KU Leuven and University of Ghent. We had a very interesting meeting with Johan Rutgeers and Dirk Huylebrouck, both very into Leonardo da Vinci. 

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QuizNight XL

We hosted a question during the QuizNight XL, part of the Dutch Technology Week. We demonstrated the strength of reinforced ice compared to plain ice live on stage. Professor Maarten Steinbuch tried to break the ice-samples, in front of 1250 participants. 

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Off to Finland

It’s time to travel to Finland for starting a proper preparation with the local companies and community. First we will stay 2 days in Helsinki, we’re we visit our Finnish colleagues of Aalto University. They’re very interested and have the intention to…

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TU/eXperience Day

Today we tried to give visitors the real ice-experience.

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