4×4 in Schools
Design, build, and race RC 4x4 Cars
👥 Open To: High School Students
💻 Format: Hybrid
🌏 Region: Australia
💵 Cost: Free
💰 Prize: TBD
Please check the REA website for more details on this challenge, including the exact dates and registration process.
Step into the world of the 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge, an international competition that elevates STEM learning to new heights.
This unique hackathon pushes student teams to design and construct off-road vehicles complete with trailers, incorporating remote-controlled steering to navigate an exhilarating ‘extreme’ 4×4 obstacle course. Against the ticking clock, participants face a combination of mechanical and electronic challenges akin to those encountered by professional Automotive Engineers. The program encompasses conceptual development, detailed CAD design, manufacturing, assembly, and rigorous testing. Furthermore, students collaborate with industry professionals, fostering teamwork, project management skills, self-promotion, and public speaking abilities.
The possibilities for student innovation in this challenge are boundless. Starting with a ready-to-go starter kit, students progressively apply sensors and control circuits to their vehicles. In the professional category, the challenge extends to the creation of fully autonomous vehicles.
The 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge serves as an exceptional incentive and educational tool, captivating students and engaging them in the world of STEM. It offers a new avenue for students and teachers alike to develop key skills essential for success.
Don’t miss the chance to embark on this exhilarating journey of exploration, innovation, and skill development. Join the 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge and inspire the next generation of STEM enthusiasts.