STEMgineers Build & Drive Radio-Controlled Vehicle Workshop
When learners take part in our STEMgineers: RC Build & Drive workshop they will learn about key mechanical engineering principles by building a 1/10th scale radio-controlled electric vehicle. Upon completion students will have the incredible opportunity of taking part in a series of thrilling driving skills challenges with their own vehicles.
This workshop can also be adapted to include maths and physics based challenges whereby students use their RC vehicles to measure speed, distance and time, as well as forces.
It usually takes students 3-4hrs to build their vehicles but we can adapt this STEM session to have different starting points which reduces the build time.
This workshop can be delivered to up to 45 students per day and requires a full school day for most effective delivery.
Where possible an outdoor space is required in the afternoon for driving the vehicles but a large indoor space can be used for a limited range of driving activities.
We visited Walton Academy to deliver this STEMgineers RC workshop in combination with our EV3 LEGO Robotics and Coding workshop and this was the feedback we received from the school:
“I just wanted to say a sincere thank you to you and your team, from everyone at Walton who was involved in your fantastic STEM day.
I can confidently say the feedback has been nothing but positive, especially from the students. Having seen many of these events over time, this is the first where I have seen 100% engagement and enthusiasm from all involved – they had a great time!
Jo, our Head of Science who is quite hard to impress, stated it was the best STEM event she had ever been involved with.
Thanks for your time and we look forward to welcoming you back to Walton in the near future.”
Mr Will Teece, Principle
This is a unique and engaging school workshop that is aimed at encouraging students at considering career paths in engineering.
- Electric motors and their mechanisms
Rack and pinion steering systems
Gearing and transmission (inc differential)
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Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||26 August 2020|
|Last modified||26 August 2020|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Effective use of tools, Design & Development, Impact of technology, Design for society and the environment, Electronics, programming and control, Engineering, Mathematics, Practical work, Outside the classroom, Techniques and procedures, Computing, Design and technology, Science|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Running times||4-8 hours|
Multi-booking discounts available
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