Hello everyone! It’s Javier, I hope you’re all excited for the run up to Regional finals. This week I am here to give an update on our car development; and other events we have taken part in.
This week we have finally managed to finish our car development for this season's Regional finals. Now it's time to produce the final manufacture of our cars ahead of the project submission deadline. This ‘rushed’ development, due to COVID isolation periods, has led to 10 broken front wings, 5 broken rear wings, tether line guide breakages as well as numerous fingers being super glued together. Staying positive has been tough, but hopefully we have now got a final car design that will survive race day, fingers crossed!
Over the past few months we have been organising a lecture to be delivered by the Early Careers Event team of our Platinum Sponsor, BAE Systems, to our Year 11 students. This was held in our schools new lecture theatre and was a massive success, we were very happy to have promoted STEM within our school as we know how much BAE Systems’ opportunities can help students like ourselves. We think that this competition offers such great opportunities to inspire others, and any chance we get to promote STEM to others we take.
We recently collaborated with up and coming Indian team, Aquila, to record their first ever podcast. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our experience in the competition so far and we wish them the best of luck, you can listen to the episode here. Collaborating with teams from around the world is one of most fun things to do within the competition as you learn about different cultures and meet some amazing people, it is also a great way to get some ideas for your own team as well as see potential future competition!
Don't forget to check your submission deadlines for the Regional finals, they are closely approaching. Try not to leave everything until the last minute, everything always takes longer than you plan it to, there will be things that go wrong, try to finish earlier than the deadline. We do try this and one day may even achieve it ourselves! Keep going and make sure to contact us if you would like any advice, we will help as best as we can.
UP NEXT: Next time Maisie will update you on our pit display and verbal presentation progress, and any updates on the car...