The Bloodhound Project 2016 - updated 23 June

The BLOODHOUND Project is using a 1,000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

RACE FOR THE LINE

The project has teamed up with Microsoft to develop its model rocket car programme to integrate micro:bit enabling it to run a schools model rocket car competition.

Tonbridge Grammar School is the local STEM hub for the MicroBit Model rocket car race programme and will be hosting races for 12 teams, representing local schools, on the week beginning 6th June. Rocket car kits are modified by the teams to run faster and the times entered on to a national leader board. The goal is simple – the thirty fastest teams to compete the Model Rocket Car Challenge go to the final to be held at Santa Pod Raceway on June 30th.

This is a great opportunity to get students excited about science, work as a team and get hands on experience of programming and aerodynamics in one of the most fun ways possible.

As you can see we had lots of fun creating and personalising our rockets.  Race day was the 10th June and although we had a few teething issue, the event was enjoyed by all and we look forward to the next race day sometime in the next school year.