BLOODHOUND launches biggest STEM competition in history

10,000 teams across the UK to compete in the BBC micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition

Students across the country are designing and building rocket cars from blocks of foam, fitting them with BBC micro:bits, which will enable them to record information such as acceleration and track their velocity.

Organised through a network of 120 BLOODHOUND hubs, the teams will be racing in series of regional heats, leading up to the national finals at Santa Pod Raceway at the end of June.

Gone are the days when young students have to guess at the performance and how to improve next time. Now they can download the data, analyse exactly what happened, and engineer their improvements based on the information.

This is another example of the ‘BLOODHOUND Effect’, inspiring young people to engage in science and technology in the most exciting way possible.

Students can get the inside line on how BLOODHOUND’s Engineers addressed the challenges of aerodynamics and discover how to optimise the performance of their cars by using BLOODHOUND’s first official app.

Available for both ios and Android devices.



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