Run by the Greenpower Education Trust, Sunday 16th July 2017 saw the culmination of many collaborations centred around inspiring young people through STEM.
Teams of students, ranging in age from 9 years to Post-16, raced single seat electric cars that they'd built over time with the support of industry mentors. The circuit was located around the KCOM Stadium in Hull.
Our Connected Hull project was able to support by offering research and trials of telemetry possibilities via The Things Network, particularly to teams we'd worked with during prototype phases of hardware and software.
One school was Francis Askew Primary in Hull, and you can hear their team of 9-11 year old engineers talking about using sensors and data collection to impact on their own driving performance.
The podcast below also includes snippets from their teacher about how future developments with sensor technology can support them with particular aspects of car efficiency.
We'll share data and a closer look at the technology added to the builds in the next blogpost.
Images and podcast by Jerome Whittingham