The F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge is the world’s largest secondary school technology program. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations. Engadine High has been national champions in two consecutive years and competed at the World Titles in Abu Dhabi and Texas!
Teams of 3-5 students from Years 7-12 use real world 3Dimensional CAD/CAM technologies to design, test, manufacture and race miniature CO2 powered balsa wood Formula 1 cars.
The project was established as a way of generating interest in Engineering and Manufacturing related trades and professions. Engadine High school has been involved in the project from its inception and has historically shown superior design, manufacturing and marketing skills.
Our ongoing interest in this extraordinary competition has led to significant investment in to engineering at Engadine High. We have purchased a Denford CNC Router; Laser Cutter and several 3D printers. We have also modified our rooms to incorporate a dedicated computer lab to support engineering software, located adjacent to our Engineering Centre.
Our major sponsors are PAYCE the Australian Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and Engadine Rotary.
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Re-Engineering Australia is a not for profit organisation. Click here for a link to their website.
2008 - Silver Lightning and Zero Degrees entered at Regional level and both teams advanced through to State. Zero Degrees won fastest car in NSW.
2009 - Zero Degrees came first at the State final held in October 2009. The students competed in the National Finals at the Melbourne Grand Prix in March 2010.
2009 - Fire Hawks competed in Melbourne at the Grand Prix, Albert Park Circuit. The wheels invented by Ben, have been analysed by Caltex and a professor at the University of Wollongong as they were so unique.
2010 - Turbine Racing competed at Regional and State level and were awarded fastest car in the Professional Senior class with a time of 1.090 sec. The world record time was 1.02 sec.
2011 - Rapid Racing won through to the Regional Championships and went on to compete at the State Championships in November. They were awarded runners up and obtained a wild card entry to the National Championships that were held in Adelaide in March 2012.
2012 - Rapid Racing (a team of 5 boys) competed at the National Titles in Adelaide and became Australian National Champions in the Development Class section. They were required to collaborate with a team from Germany under the new name of Rapid Motion, and competed at the World Titles in the Professional Class Division in Abu Dhabi. They achieved 4th place out of 33 teams and won the award for 'Best Collaboration team.’ They came in the top 5 in all categories.
2012 - Motion Racing, a team of Year 9 students (three boys and two girls), won the regional finals and competed at the NSW State Finals. They won seven of the nine awards and became State Champions.
2013 - Motion Racing competed at the National Finals in Melbourne in February 2013. They won the Senior Professional Class (even though they competed in the Junior Professional Class) and went on to represent Australia at the World Titles in Texas in November 2013. In a stunning result, they came 5th in the world (out of 38 teams). They also won 'Best Pit Display' and were finalists in ‘Best Verbal Presentation’ and ‘Best Portfolio’. They also reached the quarter finals of Knockout Racing.