A Self Learning STEM Education Program integrated with vital soft skills where college students in the age group of 19 to 26 collaborate to form a team of 5 to 8 students and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical ways to create scientifically fascinating F1 model cars. With R&D at its core, the program experience propels the learning circle of the participants to carve a niche out of their personalities by embarking on a journey that institutes the mindset of becoming the next generation entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers and leaders.
A team has to be formed that should comprise of Team manager, Design Engineer, Resource Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Sponsorship Manager and Graphic Designer. Forming a team doesn’t only mean that you should sit together but to establish your own identity through name, color schemes and logos.
Figuring out the amount of financial resources required and budgeting accordingly. Enlisting the expenditure to go for sponsorship support accordingly. To create a business plan,the students can take help from Team Manager and Resource Manager to easily allocate the finances.
Students are trained to design their own cars on Autodesk Fusion 360 software. Following the technical regulations and staying within the given parameters they then design their own car striving to be the fastest of all.
To analyze performance of their model car, Autodesk Flow design software is used to determine various factors affecting the speed of the car.
Manufacturing will take place through CNC and 3D printing. The teams will get an idea of how a CNC machine and 3-D printing works . Students learn what material to use to make their cars lighter, stronger and faster.
Students are given access to the real track to analyze their cars for stability, speed, velocity and how would it perform in the real scenario.
Enterprise Judging - Team has to put their own pit display and string together a portfolio of their team which includes their team logos, color schemes, etc. Teams are judged as a company headquarter here.
Scrutineering Judging - The car is scrutinized based on a set of guidelines to ensure that teams adhered to the regulations while building their cars to face off in the challenge.
Design & Engineering Judging - The team is judged on the research, development and engineering of the car. Teams have to put together a portfolio recounting their journey of how they came up with the design and what software was used.
Teams have to submit 2 portfolios. These portfolios contain all the information about the team, how it was formed, about the sponsors, challenges, design and manufacturing, the final product, etc.
Teams, after completing their F1 car projects, will race against each other. There are two types of race: 1- Reaction Race, 2- Knockout Race. Here, your reaction to release the car and in how much time it encompasses the track is judged. So yes, now we are talking!