Congratulations to the Burnside Teams that took part in the Electric Car competition run last week at Ruapuna. The students developed a very competitive vehicle and placed well over all. Michael Perry, Josh Lowe and Jonathan McKay all drove on the day, through a series of obstacle courses, speed trials and endurance races.
Michael Perry did well and placed 5th and the Josh Lowe, Jonathan McKay entry placed 9th respectively out of a field of 16. We would have done better but had a major gear failure which took us out of one event.
The movie entry of Tony Lee and Armand LeRoux was enough to give us a first place in the movie section.
It was an enjoyable day and a different way to learn about
mechanics physics and engineering. Pictured are the students with
Eva Håkansson the fastest woman on wheels
(242mph on machine she built herself!)