Entrant Profile

Julian Sharpe

Location: Mukilteo, WA United States

Company: Survival Capsule LLC

Profession: Engineer/Designer

Number of times previously entering contest: 1

Favorite design and analysis tools: MSC Nastran & Patran

Hobbies and activities: Hiking, Swiming, Going to the Beach.

Online communities: http://www.youtube.com/user/SurvivalCapsule

Inspired by: The capsule was initially thought of whilst weekending on the Oregon Coast, USA. Off the Oregon coast is a 500 mile Cascadia fault which has produced many Tsunamis in the past. After the Indonesian Indian ocean Tsunami I was very much aware of the danger existing off shore. So I concept-ed a personal safety system for my family and I. The Indonesian Tsunami killed almost a quarter of a million people. The Tsunami is a very real threat. So saving lives is my inspiration. You may live in a Tsunami free area but you could take a vacation in an exposed region of the world and not even know it!!
You can see our Tsunami Survival Capsule in the May 2014 Edition of the Popular Mechanics magazine

2014 Entries

Date Title Category Views Votes
04/16 Survival Capsule Consumer Products 18205 321