Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Faraday Challenge
On Tuesday 11th October a group of students set off to Hove Park School to take part in the IET Faraday Challenge Day. There they competed against 6 other teams from other local schools in a hands-on engineering challenge.
Once the event began the students had to work as a team to design a product. They were given planning sheets, some ‘Faraday money’, and access to a shop that contained various building materials like sheets of plastic, wires, battery packs, small motors, string, lights, etc. As well as designing the product, they had to build a working prototype, and then present their product.
The prototype they built included a pressure sensor made using tinfoil and card that was connected in a circuit to a light, a buzzer, and a motor. The team worked brilliantly to achieve this and all showed impressive creative thinking, scientific knowledge, and problem-solving skills. Our team designed an incredible product, they all worked hard for the entire day and represented the school excellently.
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In the end our team didn’t win the competition but we couldn’t have asked for more from our students and we couldn’t be prouder. They will all receive a CREST Discovery Award and an Industrial Cadets Challenger Award for taking part.