ASME 2012 Student Design Competition

Summer 2012, myself and three fellows students from Loughborough University entered the ASME Student Design Competition. Our journey began in September 2011 and ended in Nantes, France with a second place finish, narrowly missing out on representing Europe at the final in America.

We were required to design four self-propelled devices to compete in a relay race. Each devices had to contain an on-board energy source. The competition was judged and scored, based on a number of criteria. These included the total number of devices initiated, the number of devices with unique combinations of on-board energy sources and the total time taken to complete the course.

The scoring formula was;
Run Score = (Total number of devices initiated x 15) + Max(120s-Trial time,0) + (Number of devices with different energy sources initiated x 50)

Our final run can be seen here:


As a team we created devices with four different energy sources to gain maximum scores:

Battery and Motor car

Battery and Motor car

Propeller Car

Propeller Car

Flywheel car

Flywheel car

C02 Car

C02 Car

The team:

The second place team.

The second place team.

 

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