The Formula One in Schools Technology Challenge reached
The aspiring F1 engineers, created a miniature Formula One car, which they raced along a 20 metre track against competitors from across the region. The fastest R-Type car during the day was built by Sonic Speed who set a time of 1.114 seconds, whilst also winning the award for 'Best Engineered car'. XLR8 from
The discretionary award for Innovative Thinking went to The Hawks, from
F1 in Schools is a global multi-disciplinary challenge for students aged from 9-19 to use CAD/CAM software to design, analyse, manufacture, test and race their miniature F1 car made from balsa wood and powered by compressed air cylinders.
Working in teams of between three and six, the students prepare a business plan, develop a budget and raise sponsorship as well as designing and racing their car. The challenge inspires students to learn about science, maths, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership, teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.
The Scottish Finals were the second round of the 2008/09 season, as the F1 in Schools regional finals travel around the
The Formula One in Schools Technology Challenge reached Scotland last Friday, as the third round of the Regional Finals took place at the Glasgow Science Centre. The efforts of the ‘Road Rippers’ from Lochgelly High School in Fife were...
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