The IET Formula Goblin Project
‘The IET Formula Goblin project aims to inspire children ages 9 – 13 years old to take an interest in engineering in a fun and innovative way. The buggy kit comes flat packed with step by step instruction guiding the team through the build in an easy to understand manner. The build introduces children to basic mechanics and on completion they can use it at one or many of the events around the country. ‘
The Goblin Challenge project is now in full swing and the team have been working hard to make the electric buggy that we will take to Goodwood in the summer, and compete against many other schools from around the country. The Sandroyd team, otherwise known as the Temple Tornados, have been developing body design ideas and improving their manufacturing skills by working as a team and deciding on important elements such as steering, braking and aerodynamic bodywork.
Over the past few months the team’s understanding of basic engineering skills have developed greatly and we are confident that by the end of the build, the team will have a unique, safe and innovative vehicle to race at the Goodwood event in July.
The team will be competing against many other schools on the day, so therefore our vehicle will have to stand out from the crowd and try to be the fastest!
The build is being integrated in to the curriculum to highlight key areas such as friction, electricity, materials, maths and most importantly Design Technology – whilst being a fun and hands on activity for children to be a part of. The project also encourages parental participation during clubs and event days, and as a team we are hoping to gain support from local and national businesses both practically and financially to help the projects progress.
The team are hoping to raise funding to cover the cost of the buggy kit including the chassis and the body, and in addition to this, they would like to raise enough money to buy team overalls, caps and helmets.
Please drop in to the Design Technology workshop and have a look at the buggy as the team are always pleased to show off their handy skills and have some feedback.