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Cat1

Formula Goblin

Cat1a

The Formula Goblin aims to inspire children ages 10 – 14 years old to take an interest in engineering in a fun and innovative way. The project challenges children to build their very own functioning and drivable electric car. To get started, a school would purchase a kit car that includes all of the basic components, motor, and batteries needed to build and run the car.

Building the Goblin kit car and designing the bodywork covers curriculum subjects in design, technology, and science, including circuits, forces, materials, friction, and structures. In addition to these core subjects, the Goblin has been successfully incorporated into art projects and language arts.

  • Includes approximately 15 hours of build time using basic hand tools
  • Emphasizes student teamwork
  • Integrates with STEM curriculum

Cat2

Formula 24 (F24i) Intermediate

Cat2a

Formula 24 (F24) Intermediate is the challenge for 14 to 24-year-old Secondary school students and is ideal for secondary schools, youth groups, and engineering clubs. This is the kind of project that inspires young people to take a role in hands-on engineering projects to build mechanical, electrical, and aerodynamic skills.

The project is ideally suited for teaching STEM subjects and gives students exposure to engineering and technology fields such as automotive design, aerodynamics, electronics, the strength of materials, and fabrication.

  • F24 Intermediate: Ages 14-17 (Secondary School)
  • F24 Advanced: Ages 18-24 (Colleges, Universities and Corporate Teams)
  • Design, build and race efficient cars
  • Directs students to engineer and technology careers
  • Provides access to computer-aided (CAD) design and engineering tools

Cat3

Formula 24 (F24a) Advanced

Cat3a

The IET Formula 24 Advanced challenge gives 14 – 19 -year-olds the opportunity to build and race either a Greenpower Kit Car or, using supplied motor and batteries only, a car of their own design. Aimed at schools but private entries, youth group and club teams welcome.

  • F24 Advanced: Ages 14-19 (Colleges, Universities and Corporate Teams)
  • Design, build and race efficient cars
  • Directs students to engineer and technology careers
  • Provides access to computer-aided (CAD) design and engineering tools

Cat4

Formula 24+ (F24+)

Cat4a

The 19 – 24+ age group Formula 24+ provides the opportunity for college students, universities, and apprentices of corporations, such as the Jaguar Land Rover graduate team, to appear in a championship race. The races are 60 minutes, and entries are powered by one set of batteries. The shorter race duration means that teams can use the battery power more quickly than the Formula 24 category, allowing for significantly faster times.

  • Ages 19 – 24+
  • Design, build, and race super-efficient custom cars
  • All community colleges, colleges, and universities can participate
  • Ideal for students, graduates, and apprentices