Since working on the rotating climbing wall last year, I've been interested in trying to revive the East Campus roller coaster. Fellow MechE 2016's Jaguar K. and Wesley L. were similarly enthusiastic about the roller coaster, so we started coming up with ideas over that fall semester. We got an early start on the approval process for the ride, and, thanks to lots of hard work from our Rush chairs and others, we were able to get the permitting and approval from MIT and Cambridge in time.
After a week of construction, we had a working roller coaster:
|Photo credit to the folks at monograph.io|
More documentation of the roller coaster's design and construction can be found here.