Lea Manor School was proud to be awarded second prize last year for their entry into the competition to create a remotely controlled chariot. Work has now begun on our chariot for 2016 and ambitions are running high!
As students began constructing the outer casing I asked how they rated their chances..
" Our chariot is definitely going to win.. the idea is unique and its definitely going to impress the judges' Nikhil Tailor 9E
"Last year we were the youngest team to enter and we came second.. this year we're going for first" Mr. Campbell
"It's going to be hand-built perfection" Mulbaza Hafeez
Watch this space as the process gets going and design work continues!
The Rampaging Chariot is a powerful, radio controlled featherweight sporting robot that is used by schools and youth groups to compete in an annual Robotic Games to determine the National Champion. It is a project aimed at interesting young people in engineering organised by the Rampaging Chariots Guild.
You receive the first robot as a free kit and your team builds it and tests it (this takes about 12 hours work). Schools can then design unique bodywork and think of ideas to improve its performance.