In teams of six, our first-year Mechanical Engineering students designed, built and raced a spring-propelled dragster. The dragster must be powered from a standing start over a timed 10-metre course.
There are up to 100 points on offer with 20 marks for each successful run (max 60) plus additional marks as follows:
Less than 5 seconds - 8
Less than 4.5 seconds - 16
Less than 4 seconds - 24
Less than 3.5 seconds - 32
Less than 3.0 seconds - 36
Less than 2.8 seconds - 40
With a winning time of 2.51 seconds, congratulations to Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering students Dominic, Sophie, Amy, Ben, George and Jonathan!
Watch highlights from the competition