As a design team, the challenge is to construct and demonstrate a battery-powered cart that is propelled by a fan. Working from simple materials, participants must design and build their carts to meet the demands of each round, including a fast-paced sprint race and an unpowered ramp descent.
The basic starting kit includes:
See further information on the supplied kits.
Each team is provided with a basic starting kit. The supplied motor and AA batteries must be used throughout the competition. Any additional materials can be used.
See the list of all the project rules.
|Student’s Pack – Round 1: This sheet gives pupils information on the first round of the project.||Student’s Pack 1 (PDF 27k)|
|Student’s Pack – Round 2: This sheet gives pupils information on the second round of the project.||Student’s Pack 2 (PDF 36k)|
|Development Process: This explains how to experiment with your cart and improve its design.||Development Process|
|Teacher’s Pack: This gives information on the project and contains some helpful hints on how you may want to run the project.||Teacher’s Pack (PDF 199k)|
Support from Rolls-Royce during cart design and testing