Utilisez votre BBC micro:bit pour remporter le concours de voiture-fusée BLOODHOUND

À quelle vitesse pensez-vous qu’une voiture peut se déplacer? Alors que vous avez peu de chances de voir la voiture de vos parents aller plus vite que 112 km à l’heure, il y a une équipe d’ingénieurs qui travaillent à la conception d'une voiture fusée dépassant les 1600 km à l'heure !

Le projet BLOODHOUND, tout en essayant d'atteindre leur objectif, l’équipe d’ingénieurs aident les élèves à travers le Royaume-Uni à développer leur goût pour la super vitesse... avec micro:bit de BBC.

En partenariat avec Microsoft Education et l'armée Britannique, ce concours de voiture fusée sera proposé à plus de 4 000 écoles à travers le Royaume-Uni, soit environs 112 000 élèves.

The “Race for the Line” BBC micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition will encourage pupils aged 11 to 16 to work together to make a foam rocket car powered by a small solid fuel rocket motor, and pit it against rival teams.

Teams compete at open race days at one of 120 regional Race HUBs. The top two primary and secondary school teams from each hub will qualify for the regional finals in March 2017. The winning primary and secondary school teams at each of the 15 regional finals are invited to the national finals held in June at the Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire.

To prove just how fast your car is travelling, the BBC micro:bit can be used to capture data on your car's speed, then upload it to a computer.

Use that data to tweak and experiment with your car design and you may have a champion machine in the making!

Participating teams will learn about Newton’s 3rd law of motion, physics, engineering, chassis design, how rockets work, teamwork, time keeping and most crucially, mathematics to calculate the speed attained.

Schools and youth groups can visit BLOODHOUND’s social learning site to find out how to enter by visiting www.racefortheline.com and must register by 31st October to receive their free rocket car kits.

You can also view and download the BLOODHOUND contest flyer .pdf here.
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