Why a tunnel digging program?

 Robotics program in new york city 

Sometimes, all we want to do is get from point A to point B. But even for a man as rich as me, soul-destroying traffic prevents me from doing so. We at the Boring Company are creating a network of weatherproof tunnels that would fix congestion in any city, no matter how large it grew. But first, we’d need to increase tunneling speed and dropping costs by a factor of 10 or more - and we’ll need a dedicated workforce of engineers to do it.

 

 

Tunneling the Future

Getting us from point A to point B without the hassle

 robotics engineering

Branding

An innovation in itself, go from basic TED talks or festivals to creating hype by selling hats and flamethrowers from Twitter while simultaneously fundraising.

 robotics coding

Loop/Hyperloop

Develop high-speed underground public transportation systems traveling at either 125-150 miles per hour (Loop) or at 600+ miles an hour (Hyperloop). Support both single passenger vehicles or mass transit.

 robotics design

Tunneling

Somebody has to move all the dirt and rocks aside. Create a boring system that works 14x faster than existing machines and is 3-4 times cheaper, increasing productivity and reducing cost.

Embark on a journey

 

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Part I: First Principles

Boil things down to their most fundamental truths and then reason up from there. 

1. Good old fashioned digging
2. Creating whitepapers to generate hype and competitors to be crushed (also known as market validation)
3. Have Chris Anderson proclaim you the savior of humanity on TED stage

 

 
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Part II: Twitter Hype

Run a dual marketing/recruiting campaign and break ground


1. Buy a boring machine
2. Cross-hire employees from other ventures
3. Learn to sell hats and flamethrowers to fundraise millions of dollars

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Part III: Begin Tunneling

The final solution to achieve production at scale, and finally accomplish our mission.

1. Setting unrealistically optimistic goals
2. Entering into shady and dubious handshake deals with politicians
3. Mastering the trifecta of developing next-gen transportation system, increasing tunneling speed, and keeping employee morale high.

 

Personalized Intelligence

 
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A Day in the Life

 

 Mentor Leading Class Discussion in Program

Welcome!

9:50 am - 10:00 am

We start all of our classes with a recap of the previous day's work to refresh our students' memory, usually with a quirky task or activity (e.g. design a tool to peel eggs). This also serves as a warm-up to get them thinking and ready for a day of building.

 

 


 Student Soldering Circuit in STEM summer program

Morning Session: Solving the problem of soul-destroying traffic

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The only thing stopping mankind from solving the problems plaguing the world is hard work and dedication. At Kinet-X, we’re plowing forward at full speed without brakes (or breaks).

 

 


 Students having lunch break during program

Lunch Break

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Relax and chat inside, or go out for some fresh air and explore the surrounding area (Lower Manhattan is a foodie's dream!). Students are welcome to continue working on their projects or talk to mentors for extra help or guidance.

 

 


 Student Engineering during stem summer program

Noon Session: Solving the problem of soul-destroying traffic

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The only thing stopping mankind from solving the problems plaguing the world is hard work and dedication. At Kinet-X, we’re plowing forward at full speed without brakes (or breaks).

 

 


 Mentor teaching students during program

Feedback & Recap

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

We wrap up the day with a final recap, and students are encouraged to share their thoughts on the day's work. Many students stay afterwards for extra mentoring, and they are encouraged to do so. 

 

 

 

 
 

A summer experience done differently.

 
 
 
 Mentor helping Student code website during program

We're committed to you

Everybody at Kinet-X has only one goal: to help you get the most out of your experience. When you learn at Kinet-X, you can always expect to have your lingering questions answered, discuss potential ideas and topics with your mentors, and receive meaningful feedback on improving your work.

 

 
 Students working together on code during program

Stay engaged

Programs can start off well, but keeping yourself excited might be a challenge. Our program starts off on a brisk pace and keeps it going until the very end, keeping you on your toes and completely immersed in programming and engineering with exciting activities and enjoyable lessons.

 

 
 Students engineering together during program

Make friendships

Kinet-X provides students with endless opportunities to grow and learn, and one of the most important opportunities that we provide you is the ability to meet some of the brightest, talented kids in NYC. Over the course of 2 weeks, you and your friends will solve tough problem sets, build amazing inventions, and forge friendships to last a lifetime.

 
 

Tunnel Digging

Learn to bore tunnels in just 2* weeks.

7/23-8/3*

$995/week

April 30 Final Deadline

For more info (including space & scholarships), read our FAQ below

*No time guarantee. Saving the world has no time limits.

 

 
 

Frequently asked questions

What sets Kinet-X apart from other tech programs?

Everybody's goal at Kinet-X is to help students reach their potential. We want our students to leave the program with more knowledge / experience than they had prior to joining. We teach an in-depth and comprehensive curriculum that combines engineering, computer science, and design to give students all the tech fundamentals they need in one course. Class sizes are extremely small, with a 1:5 mentor student ratio. This results in tailored attention to each of our students, and an incredibly unique program modeled after real-life accelerators, designed to train and inspire students to learn technology. 

 

What does tuition cover?

Tuition helps us provide you with materials, activities, laptops, snacks, a fantastic space, and talented mentors. 

 

When is the application deadline?

Our final application deadline is April 30, but admissions are rolling. That means you can submit an application any time between now and April 30 and receive a decision asap. Applicants are highly advised to apply early!

 

Do I need any prior experience to attend?

We don't expect you to have any knowledge of robotics, engineering, or CS when you join. However, if you do have experience in any of those areas, our robotics course is extremely flexible and our mentors will be glad to customize the program for you.

How much does the Kinet-X Tunnel Digging course cost?

Full tuition for our Tunnel Digging Summer 2018 program is $1990. If your family has financial difficulties, we provide need-based scholarships. If you've been accepted, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you attend. 97% of our past students who wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise participated in Kinet-X due to scholarships. If you sign up for two programs, you'll receive a $200 discount. Refer another family and receive $300 off.

 

When and where is Kinet-X taught?

Our Tunnel Digging Summer 2018 program will be hosted at the Pine Street School. Class begins on July 23rd and runs through August 3rd from 10am-3pm. Students are welcome to stay after for extra help or to just continue working on their projects. Our mentors generally leave at ~4pm. Students will be working to change the world, so please excuse them if they go home at midnight or not at all.

 

Are there any age requirements?

We generally teach students from the ages 9-15. If you're outside this age range but still want to attend a Kinet-X program, no fear! Just drop us an email and we can talk.

 

Who will be teaching me at Kinet-X?

Our mentors are bright, talented people with a passion for helping younger students succeed. They themselves have vast experience in the education system, attending schools from Caltech to the University of Chicago.

 

What if I have more questions?

We'd love to answer them! Just contact us here