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Bassaleg School

Formula 1 in Schools 2011-12

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Team Background • Formed in May 2011 • Entered the Newport Schools’ 2011 F1 in Schools Competition at the Newport Schools’ Design Technology Competition( Sponsored by Panasonic & Newport Rotary Club) •Won the Newport School’ F1 in Schools Competition • Contributed to Bassaleg School winning the Perpetual Trophy in the 2011 Newport Schools’ Design Technology Awards for Overall Excellence • Recognition in our School Newsletter and South Wales Argus Newspaper • Reformed the team in September 2011 and introduced new team members • Re-structured the team began the hard work that we will present to you today

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Management

As a team we decided to spend equal amounts of time on each section of the

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Managing our time Within our team we each had specific roles:

Jack Watts

Team Manager

& Manufacturing Engineer

Matt Cox Design Engineer

Emily Ford

Design Engineer

Elinor Cottrell

Graphic Designer

Victoria D. Williams Resources Manager


The Brief - You are the Formula One Team commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest Formula One Car of the Future, driven by new compact compressed air power plants.

Our Challenge • To design an F1 in Schools car that is faster than the rest. • To market our team so that we are instantly recognisable as Team Bassaleg

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Specification We were given the task to design and manufacture a small scale F1 dragster •We decided that the car had to: •Be as aerodynamic as possible. •Be as light as possible, but in the limits of the rules; weighing approximately 55-60g. •Look good and eye catching . •be in line with all the rules and expectations of the Bloodhound SSC class set by F1 in Schools. The car will be made from a block of Balsa Wood and shaped by a Denford Router. •The car had be should be in-between 170 and 290mm long. •It will not have any “add ons” . •It will have a minimum cross sectional area of 175mm (squared). •The car must travel at record breaking speeds.

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The original car

These are the cars that we used to take part in the Newport Rotary Championship. We needed to make various changes and modifications to the car so that we could win all our races next year.

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What do we want to do different?

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Designing the car Stage 1 : Research & Inspiration Analysing Existing Car Designs


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Designing the car Stage 1 : Research & Inspiration

CARS, VEHICLES, OTHER OBJECTS

Aerodynamics?


Research: Aerodynamics

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Designing the car Stage 2 : Sketching We Sketched out design ideas for our car in our sketch book

Ideas

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Final Design Sketches of our final car design ready to start drawing in ProDesktop

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Designing the car Stage 3 : CAD

We extruded different shapes away from the black template then rounded the edges. There was a lot of trial and error.

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Designing the car Stage 4 : CAD Final Design This is the final car design in Prodesktop.

This file was emailed to a manufacture centre for our car to be made using CAM.

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Designing the car Prodesktop Album rendering

We rendered the car in the Prodesktop Photo Album to see what it would look like in real life.

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Making the Car

J Sanding Filler primer More Sanding Quality Assurance Spray Finish Apply Decals Assemble Wheels


Final Manufactured Car

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The old display stand Changes: • Bigger Traffic lights

Banner

School logo

Gravel surface

•Better road surface • More CAD-CAM


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Final Display stand • Laser cut Acrylic sign • Vinyl logo made on the sticker machine • PVC foamex road • Sticker cut white line • Programmed traffic light circuit

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Marketing • PowerPoint Presentation • Design Portfolio • Display work • Team Logo and Branding • Team Wear

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Marketing Question What is are team name &what should are team logo look like?


Marketing

We collected sponsors

Designed a team logo • PowerPoint Presentation • Design Portfolio • Display work • Team Logo and Branding • Team Wear

Twitter account @XtremeF1bassale

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Marketing

front

back


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Our thoughts on the work‌ evaluation work

car

stand

The work went well. Everything went according to plan.

The car looks great finished. A good design led to a great finished product.

The stand was a job well done. Same as the previous design, only bigger and better.

How we worked as a team We worked twice a week, ensuring we worked efficiently and accurately. Overall, we worked well as a team


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Thank you for listening


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