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  1. F1 IN SCHOOLS TEST DRIVER CHALLENGE

    STEP 5 - MINI PROJECT PORTFOLIO

    All F1 in Schools teams produce a portfolio to showcase their work to judges at competitions. Portfolios cover all the stages of the project. The Test Driver Challenge also includes a portfolio to give you a taste of this side of the project.

    The Test Driver Challenge Mini Portfolio gets you to think about the brand you might develop for your F1 in Schools team, present and evaluate your car design ideas, and also document your final car assembly steps.

    We have created a special template that all Test Driver Challenge participants must follow...

    image.png        Download the Mini Portfolio Template - F1iS-Test Driver-Portfolio-Template.pptx

    To help you learn more about developing an F1 in Schools Team brand you may like to review the following videos:

    Video 1 - Team Identity in F1 in Schools

    Video 2 - Creating a Great Brand

     

     

    Video 3 - What is a Logo?

     

    Video 4 - Different Types of Logos

     

     

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    There are three different categories for entry to the U.A.E. F1 in Schools Competition

    1. Test Driver Challenge - a simple 'come & try' / taster style category that focuses on Car Design, Make and Race
    2. Rookie Category - for younger and first time entrants. National winners qualify for the world finals
    3. Professional Category - for older students and those who have previously participated. National winners qualify for the world finals

    Each competition category has its own specific set of car design and competition entry rules. You can find the Car Design and Competition Rules at the link below

     

  3. This topic will help you better understand some of the restrictions associated with the CNC Manufacturing of F1 in Schools Car bodies using a 3 - axis CNC machine.

    First - check out our short video that provides a time lapse view of a typical F1 in Schools CNC machining process:

    It is important that car designers have an understanding of the limitations, particularly if you are designing a car for the Test Driver Challenge or Rookie Category of the UAE National Competition.

    Test Driver Challenge and Rookie Category Cars are only allowed to be manufactured using a left side and a right side of car machining process. In essence, this means that when you view your car body in the side view, you must be able must be able to see all surfaces to be machined.

    The below information and diagrams help explain how 3 axis CNC machining can restrict car body designs

    Introduction

    In industry, all products are designed with consideration given to any limitations that may exist due to the available or chosen manufacturing methods. An F1 in Schools car is no different. It is important to understand the manufacturing technology and process so that the car designer can create a car body shape that is actually possible to manufacture by a CNC machining process.

    CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machining is a very important and widely used manufacturing method in industry. Many schools are equipped with 3 axis CNC machines which is the minimum requirement for car body manufacture in F1 in Schools. Schools without access to this technology can have their car body designs CNC machined by the experts at Yas in Schools. 

    The following video provides a good overview of different CNC machining methods used in industry

    F1 in Schools Car Body Machining Method

    The recommended standard CNC machining method, and method used for Test Driver and Rookie Cars, is to machine car bodies using two machining operations, one operation from the left side of the car and one from the right side. For each operation the F1 Model Block is mounted on its side in the CNC machine via clamping in the special F1 in Schools Machining Fixture. This method provides for a wide range of car profile designs to be machined with a minimum amount of machining operations. The picture below illustrates the CNC machine setup for side machining operations:

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    The green arrows above indicate the 3 axis direction system of the CNC machine. These are the three axes of direction that the cutting tool can move in, often simultaneously, in order to remove the excess Model Block material revealing the profile of your F1 in Schools racer. The standard method of manufacture is to machine the car body using two machining operations, one machining operation on each side of the car. The right side of the car is machined with the Model Block mounted as pictured above, the Model Block is then rotated 180 degrees about the x axis to machine the left side of the car body. The left side machining operation is simply a mirror image of the right side.

    For professional category teams, machining can be done on the top and bottom of the car by rotating and mounting the model block with the top or bottom facing upward in the fixture.

    Due to there being only 3 axes or directions of movement that the cutting tool can move in, some shapes or profiles may not be possible to machine. The diagrams below help explain this further

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    Professional Category teams can have additional top and bottom machining operations. If the above right illustration was for a Professional Category team, the block could be rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise and then the top surfaces of the wing feature shown in red could be machined successfully. However, it would still be impossible to remove the material shown in red under the wing features.

    Finally, the size and shape of the cutting tool needs to be considered. The standard machining process for F1 in Schools car bodies uses a ¼ inch (6.35mm) diameter ball nose shaped cutter.

     

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    Hopefully now you have a better understanding of the CNC machining process used to manufacture F1 in Schools car bodies and the few limitations that this imposes. You should now keep these factors in mind as you unleash your creativity in designing your F1 in Schools car body.

    The next video provides even greater detailed explanation and compares 3 axis CNC machinining, (the standard for F1 in Schools), with multi-axis CNC machining methods and technology

     

  4. FULL DETAILS OF OUR NATIONAL FINAL COMPETITION EVENT COMING SOON!

    Details for how to prepare for and attend the F1 in Schools National will be added here.

    Event information will be emailed to all people who submit a design for manufacture and all teachers from registered schools

    In the meantime - check out all the action from the 2019 F1 in Schools World Finals, presented by ADNOC on Yas Island....

     

  5. F1 IN SCHOOLS TEST DRIVER CHALLENGE

    STEP 4 - SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING

    Overview

    This section provides detailed instructions and advice for how to submit your Test Driver Challenge F1 in Schools car body and front wing for manufacturing by Yas in Schools

    1. Export Fusion 360 part designs as .STL files
    2. Use the online form to submit your request and upload .STL files

    1. How to Save the Car Body and Front Wing as Separate STL Files

     

    2. How to Submit Your Parts for Manufacture

    For a limited time we will manufacture on car per person free of charge! (Note - car designs that don't comply with the Test Driver Challenge Technical Regulations wont be manufactured

    To submit your design, simply fill our manufacturing request form and upload you car body and front wing as separate .STL parts.

    CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN

    We will CNC Machine your car body and 3D Print your front wing in ABS plastic. We will also contact you directly by email to get your delivery address details so that we can freight the manufactured parts to you.

    BACK TO TEST DRIVER CHALLENGE MAIN MENU

  6. STEP 3 - DESIGN YOUR OWN CAR

    This section will guide and provide you with tips and useful links so that you can design your own Test Driver Challenge F1 in Schools Car.

    The Fusion 360 course at Step 1 taught you all the skills you need to now be able to design your own F1 in Schools car. From the Research & Investigation at Step 2 you will have seen that your Test Driver Challenge Car will be much simpler than the one that featured in the Fusion 360 course.

    If you haven't reviewed the important basic design rules for Test Driver Challenge cars at STEP 2 - Research & Investigate, do that now CLICK HERE

    Remember - All Test Driver Challenge Cars must be designed around the Test Driver Car Template

    Design Your Own Car - Suggested Workflow

    1. Sketch Ideas - Download PDF templates for hand sketching your design ideas here > F1iS Test Driver Hand Sketching Templates.pdf

    2. Get the Test Driver Car Template - the assembly is available from the following link. Upload to your Fusion workspace.

    2a. Test Driver Template Assembly IGES Format - If you prefer to model you Test Driver Car using a different type of 3D CAD Software (eg. Solid Works, Inventor, OnShape) then you can download the Test Driver Car CAD template in the generic .IGES format. Go to our downloads page - CLICK HERE

    3. Start Modelling Your Design - Check out how we Modeled our example car using Fusion 360 in the video below

    4. Check your Design is Legal - don't forget to check that your design complies with the Test Driver Challenge car design rules. These are detailed in the Test Driver Challenge Technical Regulations. Find a link to the document at STEP 2

    5. Check the Weight of Your Design - you can analyse the mass of your design using Fusion 360. See our last video on this page

    Yas in Schools Example Test Driver Challenge Car Design

    The following video shows the whole process for how we used the Test Driver Challenge Car template to model an example car design...

    You can watch the video above direct on YouTube and make use of the Chapter links in the video details section - CLICK HERE

    Adding Decals / Stickers to Your Design - If you are interested increasing the aesthetic appeal of your 3D design, you could choose to add decals. Check out the video below which shows how we added decals to the Yas in Schools example Test Driver Car design

    Follow steps in the next video to check the weight of your Test Driver Challenge Car Design. Your car must comply with the minimum weight as listed in the Technical Regulations

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  7. STEP 2 - RESEARCH & INVESTIGATE

    Its important to research and investigate the various Test Driver Challenge Car design requirements along with understanding the manufacturing processes before you start working on your own car design. It will also be beneficial to have reviewed previous F1 in Schools car designs to help provide you with inspiration. This section will help guide you through the important things to investigate and research...

    Test Driver Challenge - How it fits in the UAE Competition Matrix

    There are 3 categories that students can choose to enter in the U.A.E. F1 in Schools National Competition

    1. Test Driver Challenge

    • Optional Beginner level
    • Simple Come and try / taster style category
    • Car must be designed around the Test Driver Car Template
    • No need to form a team
    • Competition prizes and awards, but there is no World Finals qualification

    2. Rookie Category

    • Novice level
    • Must be first time Rookie entrant and 15 years of age or under
    • Must enter as a team of 3-6 students
    • Must use F1 in Schools standard wheel system plus other car design restrictions
    • National Final winning team qualifies for the World Finals

    3. Professional Category

    • As the name suggests, this is the F1 in Schools Pro level
    • For over 15 years old or previous Rookie or Pro entrants
    • Must enter as a team of 3-6 students
    • Greater freedom with car design and complexity
    • National Final winning team qualifies for the World Finals

    The F1 Model Block - What is it?

    All F1 in Schools cars must have their car bodies CNC machined and manufactured from the official F1 Model block. This effectively means that all of the car body, and optionally the wings if to be made from Model Block material, must be designed to fit within the physical dimensions of the model block. You can easily check if your design fits within the block using Fusion 360. The Model Block is made from a polyurethane material that is very light and easy top machine with good surface finishing.

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    The above illustration shows the F1 Model Block. The left side image is with the bottom surface including pre-machined tether line slot facing up. The pre-drilled CO2 Canister Chamber hole can also be seen. The right side image shows the F1 Model Block right way up and again the CO2 Canister Chamber hole on the rear / back end of the block. The specific dimensions of the F1 Model block are shown on the illustration below:

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    So looking at the above dimensions it can be seen that no car body can be wider than 65mm or taller than 50mm. Whilst the model block is 223mm long, the maximum length of an F1 in Schools car is actually limited to 210mm.

    To learn more about the technical specification and physical properties of the model block material, download the - F1 Model Block Technical Data Sheet 29.6.15.pdf

     

    The Test Driver Car Design Template

    All Test Driver Challenge cars MUST be designed around the official Test Driver Car Template. The template is provided by Yas in Schools and can be downloaded as a Fusion 360 assembly file. The template download link can be found at STEP 3 - DESIGN YOUR OWN CAR. The template assembly also includes the F1 Model block as a separate component so that you can check your design fits within the block dimensions.

    Review the below diagram and related information to learn more about how the Test Driver Car Template is used...

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    1. Car Body Core - Shown in green above. When designing your own car, you can only add material to this body core shape. NO MATERIAL CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE BODY CORE SHAPE. Typically designers would add material to the sides and top surface to form a more aerodynamic car body design. Note that the bottom surface of this Car body core is aligned to the bottom surface of the F1 Model block, so therefore, you can not add material to the bottom surface. The Car Body core includes the pre-machined and drilled tether line slot and CO2 Canister chamber hole.
    2. Wheels - The official F1 in Schools wheels are supplied by Yas in Schools. All Test Driver Challenge Cars MUST USE these wheels unmodified, you are not allowed to design and manufacture your own wheels.
    3. Axle Guides - These parts insert into the car body to provide a very efficient and low friction support for the axles. The hole which these axle guides insert into is drilled during the CNC machining process. Designers are allowed to make the body wider where the axle guides insert, but you are NOT ALLOWED to change their position by moving forward, rearward or in the vertical direction
    4. Axles - The standard axles are provided along with the wheels and axle guide parts. The axles in the Test Driver Car Template are modeled at the maximum full standard length. You ARE ALLOWED to change the length of the axles ie. make them shorter so your wheel track becomes narrower if required.
    5. Tether Guides -  The Test Driver Car Template assembly model includes two standard tether line guides. F1 in Schools car are tethered to the race track via a thin nylon line that runs the length of each track lane. The tether line is passed through the tether guides to attach the car. You ARE ALLOWED to change the position of where the tether guides are located.

    For more technical detail related to the Test Driver Car Template, download the Technical Drawing here - Test Driver Car Template Technical Drawing.pdf

     

    Test Driver Challenge Car Design Rules

    Following is a BASIC SUMMARY of the design rules for the Test Driver Challenge category. The detailed design rules are explained in the Test Driver Challenge Technical and Competition Regulations document.

    Download the Test Driver Technical and Competition Regulations here:

     

    Test Driver Design Rules Summary

    • Car Body - The body of the car must consist only of the model block material and be designed around the Car Body Core included with the Test Driver Car Template.
    • Rear Wing - Test Driver Challenge Cars must include a rear wing that is completely visible from the top view. The rear wing must be manufactured from the F1 model block material. The rear wing must be designed to comply with the various minimum dimensions mentioned in the Technical and Competition Regulations. 
    • CNC Machining Restrictions - Test Driver Challenge car body & rear wing will only be manufactured using CNC machining of both the left and right side of the car. This means that all surfaces of the car body and rear wing must be visible in the left and right side views.
    • Front Wing - The front wing should be manufactured as a separate 3D printed part. The front wing must be designed to comply with the various minimum dimensions mentioned in the Technical and Competition Regulations. 
    • Wheels - Test Driver Cars must use the standard F1 in Schools wheels. The vertical and horizontal position of the wheels must remain unchanged from their position set in the Test Driver Car Template. The wheel 'track' can optionally be made narrower. For example: the Test Driver Car Template includes the axles at their maximum length. Designers may choose to shorten the axle length so that the wheels sit closer to the car body they designed.
    • Car Weight - Test Driver Challenge Cars when fully assembled and submitted for racing, must weigh a minimum of 55 grams. You can learn how to analyse the weight of your design in Step 3 - Design Your Own Car
    • Surface Finishing - Unlike Rookie and Professional entries, Test Driver Challenge Cars do not have to be painted. Painting or other surface finishing is optional for Test Driver Challenge Cars

    Example Test Driver Challenge Car Design

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    In the above example of a typical test driver challenge car you can see that and front wing has been designed for separate 3D printing and material has been added to the car body core in the following areas:

    • Rear Wing - added to each side of the Co2 canister chamber hole area
    • Sides - material added as side pod features to improve aerodynamics between front and rear wheels
    • Top - material added forward of the Co2 canister chamber hole to improve aerodynamics
    • Front Wing joint - a lip and step feature that mates with the front wing has been created to improve the joint strength when the wing is glued to the car body
    • Front wing - designed as a separate part that will be 3D printed

    CNC Manufacturing Limitations to Consider

    All F1 in Schools Car Bodies must be CNC machined from the F1 Model Block. This usually done using a 3 axis CNC Router. There are some limitations to consider in terms of how certain shapes can and cannot be machined using a 3 axis CNC machine. These limitations wont impact your creativity too much, but you do need to understand them. To get a better understanding of how 3 axis CNC machining works, visit the page linked below:

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    STEP 1 - GET FUSION 360 & GET UP TO SPEED

    (If you are an experienced user of a different type of 3D CAD software and prefer to use that for your F1 in Schools work, then skip ahead to Test Driver Challenge Step 2. At Step 3 you will be able to download the Test Driver Car template in IGES format so you can open in your preferred CAD solution)

    New to Fusion 360?  A great way to get up to speed is to complete the special Autodesk Design Academy F1 in Schools course . This will prepare you with Fusion 360 skills so that you can later design your own unique F1 in Schools Test Driver Challenge car. The course teaches you the various techniques and tools used to design an advanced F1 in Schools car. The car you design for the Test Driver Challenge will be a much simpler design...

    GET FUSION 360 CAD SOFTWARE

    Before you start work on the Design Academy course you will need to install Fusion 360. Visit our Car Design Software page to get Fusion 360 downloaded and installed for free - CLICK HERE

    AUTODESK DESIGN ACADEMY F1 IN SCHOOLS COURSE

    • Sign up for the Autodesk Design Academy F1 in Schools 3 Hour Course
    • You need to have an approved Autodesk Education Account to enroll in this course
    • Follow the Course instructions to get setup with Fusion 360 software for free
    • Windows and Mac OS compatible
    • Check our course advice below

    CLICK HERE TO ENROLL NOW

    Having Problems Accessing the Course? - We have other Fusion 360 F1 in Schools tutorials you can also use. Visit our Fusion 360 Tutorials page - CLICK HERE

    F1 in Schools Fusion 360 Course Summary

    By completing the course you will be ready to design your own winning F1 in Schools car. The full course takes around 3-4 hours in to complete, but doesn't have to be completed in one sitting.

    • Lesson 1 - Overview | Course Resources | Fusion Basics
    • Lesson 2 - How to Connect Your Team & Collaborate 
    • Lesson 3 - Develop the Design | Sketching | Modelling | Assembly | Freeform Tools
    • Lesson 4 - Bring it to Life | Simulate CNC (optional) | 3D Print Output
    • Lesson 5 - Showcasing the Car | 3D Renders | Animation | Technical Drawings
    • Lesson 6 - End of Course Challenge Assignments
    • Lesson 7 - Course Assessment
    • Lesson 8 - Next Steps | Share Designs | Become a Certified User

    INSTRUCTOR GUIDE - This document provides a great overview of the course for students and teachers. Download here - Instructor Guide_F1 in Schools.pdf

     

    COURSE ADVICE FROM YAS IN SCHOOLS

    We suggest you read over our advice below regarding the course to help improve your experience

    1. User Interface - The Fusion 360 user interface (UI) has had some minor upgrades since this course was created. The following download will help you with these changes - Fusion 360 UI Updates.pdf
    2. Autodesk CFD Ultimate - The course includes use of CFD / Virtual Analysis software called CFD Ultimate. THIS IS OPTIONAL. Note the CFD Ultimate software is only Windows OS compatible. Fusion 360 is MAC and WIN OS compatible. If you decide to complete the CFD module, you will be guided to download an education licence copy of the software.
    3. Lesson 4 Optional - Lesson 4 is great for better understanding how CNC machining operations are programmed in CAD. Yas in Schools will CNC machine your Test Driver Challenge car design for you and Yas in Schools will also do the CNC & CAM programming for your design.
    4. Lesson 5 - Skills and techniques shown in this lesson will be very useful for when you are ready to showcase your Test Driver Challenge car design
    5. Technical Drawings - The course shows how to create technical drawings of your design in first angle projection. F1 in Schools requires technical drawings to be presented in 3rd angle projection. Here you can download a simple guide for changing to 3rd angle projection - Fusion - 1st to 3rd Angle Drawing.pdf

    BACK TO TEST DRIVER CHALLENGE MAIN MENU

     

     

  9. DESIGN - MAKE - RACE !

    Design a Formula 1 model race car, get it manufactured, then race at the F1 in Schools National Final!

    The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is a global competition that uses the magnetic appeal of Formula 1 to deliver comprehensive STEM learning through a 21st Century Skills project based learning approach. 

    F1 in Schools Test Driver Challenge  - is a new competition category that provides a simple 'come & try' style entry level to the competition. Work from home on your own or collaborate with up to 3 of your friends.

    FREE CAR MANUFACTURING - For a limited time we will be offering free car body CNC manufacturing and 3D printing of front wing designs. Step 4 details how to submit your Test Driver Challenge design for manufacturing

    Watch the following video to learn more about the full potential of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge

    GET STARTED NOW - CLICK HERE TO GO TO STEP 1 - GET FUSION 360 & GET UP TO SPEED

  10. GO BACK TO CHALLENGE MAIN MENU

    Augmented Reality - Shift up a Gear!

    Level up to Future Racer Pro User and try showcasing your design using Augmented Reality techs.

    We made our video below using Apples free 'Reality Composer App with the following steps:

    • Use free online tool to convert .OBJ model file to .USDZ - here is a link to the free converter tool we used CLICK HERE
    • Watch the Apple Reality Composer TIPS VIDEO
    • Use a screen recording app such as 'Record it!' to capture and edit the Augmented Reality Experience as movie file
    • Here is our quick effort - you could do better

    GO BACK TO CHALLENGE MAIN MENU

  11. CLICK TO GO BACK TO CHALLENGE MAIN MENU

    Showcase Your Design

    • Show us and the world your awesome creation by creating a short video.
    • Get a grown up to share your video or images online at the ADNOC STEM@ HOME Facebook Group and tag @ymcofficial
    • Try to keep it to 90 seconds
    • Create a 3D tour of your design - pan, zoom and rotate to showcase
    • Highlight the key innovations, sustainability and Eco-friendly features
    • Don't forget - If you want to the chance to win free 3D printing, go to Step 5 - Win Free 3D Printing

    Showcasing Suggestions & Tips

    There are many methods you could use, its up to you to decide how to showcase your design, explain its features and why you included them. Here are a few ideas below to help you decide:

    1. Screen Capture

    Use a screen capture app and record showcasing your design by flying around it in TinkerCAD

    2. Microsoft Paint 3D

    For ideas - check out the Microsoft 3D Paint VIDEOS PLAYLIST

    3. Microsoft PowerPoint 

    Did you know that using PowerPoint for Microsoft 365, you can import 3D models and animate them? Did you know that you can export a PowerPoint presentation as a video file? Here's some tips for how to export your model from TinkerCAD and import to PowerPoint...

    • Export from TinkerCAD - with your design open choose the Export Menu on the top right side

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    • Then choose to export as .OBJ (Object 3D File Type). This will save a .ZIP file to your computer

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    • Browse to the .ZIP file and Un-Zip. There are two files. 
    • In PowerPoint, choose INSERT and 3D MODEL

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    • Browse to your Unzipped folder and select the .OBJ file to import to PowerPoint
    • Checkout the PowerPoint 3D Animation Effects Video for more tips

     

    CREATED & SHARED YOUR SHOWCASE? | GO TO INSTRUCTIONS - STEP 5 | GO BACK TO CHALLENGE MAIN MENU

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    Model Your Ideas

    • In TinkerCAD - Go to your dashboard by clicking on the TinkerCAD logo, top left side.

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    • Select '3D Designs' and 'Create New Design'

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    • Start modelling your creation using techniques learnt at Step 1
    • Check out the videos below for more tips on how to model a car using TinkerCAD

     

    How We Created Our Future Racer

    We asked a you person to model the Yas in Schools example Future Racer, this is how they went about it...

     

    Bean Blob Car Body - How to use the TinkerCAD Bean shape to model a futuristic car body

     

    Car Model Examples Playlist - check out the 4 videos in this playlist for more car modelling tips...

     

    Scribble Car - Learn how to use the TinkerCAD Scribble Tool to model a car body

     

    FINISHED MODELLING YOUR AWESOME DESIGN? | GO TO STEP 4 | BACK TO CHALLENGE MAIN MENU

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    Get Autodesk TinkerCAD & Get up to Speed
    • Visit the Autodesk TinkerCAD website - CLICK HERE
    • On the TinkerCAD page, click the join now button to sign-up for your free personal account.
    • Log in to go to your TinkerCAD Dashboard
    • On the Dashboard top right side, select the 'LEARN' menu

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    • New to TinkerCAD? Check out the 'STARTERS' tutorials to learn the basics
    • Level up by looking at more advanced tutorials - select 'LESSONS'

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    What is TinkerCAD? Checkout the Video...

    UP TO SPEED? | GO TO INSTRUCTIONS - STEP 2 | GO BACK TO CHALLENGE MAIN MENU

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    FUTURE RACER CHALLENGE - POWERED BY IMAGINATION

    MODEL IT  |  SHOWCASE IT  |  WE MIGHT 3D PRINT IT!

    Design your fantasy race car of the future using 3D CAD software. You could even 3D print your design at school.

    • RECOMMENDED AGE GROUPS – 8 to 14 Years

    CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

    What You Need:

    • PC or MAC with Internet Connection
    • Autodesk TinkerCAD (Free & Easy to Access)
    • Optional - Microsoft PowerPoint for your showcase presentation
    • Imagination and Creativity

    How it Works:

    1. Get Autodesk TinkerCAD & Get up to speed
    2. Research & Investigate
      • Research future car technologies and designs
      • What sustainability and eco-friendly innovations will your design feature?
    3. Model Your Ideas
      • Use TinkerCAD to bring your future racer to life in 3D. Export as an .STL if you have access to a 3D printer
    4. Showcase Your Design
      • Use screen capture or even PowerPoint to make a short video
      • Show the futuristic, sustainable and innovative features of your design
      • Get an adult to share your design online at the ADNOC STEM@ HOME Facebook Group and tag @ymcofficial

    Want to take the Challenge? | CLICK TO GO TO INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1 | GO TO CHALLENGE MAIN MENU

  15. REGISTER NOW - CLICK HERE TO GET FULL FREE ACCESS

    DESIGN - MAKE - RACE !

    Use free 3D CAD software to design a Formula 1 model race car, get it CNC manufactured, then race at the F1 in Schools National Final!

    For ages 12 - 17 years

    The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is a global competition that uses the magnetic appeal of Formula 1 to deliver comprehensive STEM learning through a 21st Century Skills project based learning approach. 

    F1 in Schools Test Driver Challenge  - is a new competition category that provides a simple 'come & try' style entry level to the competition. Work from school, home, on your own or collaborate with up to 3 of your friends.

    • STEP 1 - Get free software and complete the online Fusion 360 F1 in Schools course. (Skip this step if you are familiar with use of Fusion 360 or prefer to use a different CAD software).
    • STEP 2 - Research and investigate F1 in Schools car designs
    • STEP 3 - Design your own F1 in Schools Car around the Test Driver Template
    • STEP 4 - Send your design to Yas in Schools for CNC Manufacturing and 3D Printing
    • STEP 5 - Race at the National Final to win awards and prizes

    FREE CAR MANUFACTURING - For a limited time we will be offering free car body CNC manufacturing and 3D printing of front wing designs.

    GET STARTED NOW - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER & GET FREE FULL ACCESS

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    DESIGN AN F1 IN SCHOOLS CAR USING FUSION 360

    Brand new to F1 in Schools or want to brush up on your CAD skills?

    Learn Fusion 360 and Design a F1 in Schools Car.

    • FREE 8 LESSON COURSE
    • FULL SET OF OFFLINE PDF AND VIDEO TUTORIALS
    • FREE SOFTWARE (MAC & WINDOWS)
    • FREE ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATION OPTIONS

    COURSE OVERVIEW

    By completing this course you will be ready to design your own winning advanced F1 in Schools car. The full course takes around 4 hours in total to complete and doesn't have to be completed in one sitting.

    • Lesson 1 - Overview | Download Software | Course Resources | Fusion Basics
    • Lesson 2 - How to Connect Your Team & Collaborate
    • Lesson 3 - Develop the Design | Sketching | Modelling | Assembly | Freeform Tools
    • Lesson 4 - Bring it to Like | Simulate CNC | 3D Print Output
    • Lesson 5 - Showcasing the Car | 3D Renders | Animation | Technical Drawings
    • Lesson 6 - End of Course Challenge Assignments
    • Lesson 7 - Course Assessment
    • Lesson 8 - Next Steps | Share Designs | Become a Certified User

    INSTRUCTOR GUIDE - This document provides a great overview of the course for students and teachers. Download here - Instructor Guide_F1 in Schools.pdf

    CLICK HERE TO ENROLL NOW

     

    COURSE ADVICE FROM YAS IN SCHOOLS

    We suggest you read over our advice below regarding the course to help improve your experience

    1. User Interface - The Fusion 360 user interface (UI) has had some minor upgrades since this course was created. The following download will help you with these changes - Fusion 360 UI Updates.pdf
    2. Autodesk CFD Ultimate - The course includes use of CFD / Virtual Analysis software called CFD Ultimate, you will download a one year education licence of CFD Ultimate. Note this software is only Windows OS compatible. Fusion is MAC and WIN OS compatible.
    3. Technical Drawings - The course shows how to create technical drawings of your design in first angle projection. F1 in Schools requires technical drawings to be presented in 3rd angle projection. Here you can download a simple guide for changing to 3rd angle projection - Fusion - 1st to 3rd Angle Drawing.pdf
    4. F1 in Schools Technical Regulations - When designing your own car, be sure to be checking you are following the correct Technical / Design Regulations for your National Competition. Download the UAE Technical Regulations - CLICK HERE

     

    GET YOUR CAR MADE - ENTER THE NATIONAL FINAL...

    F1 in Schools Come & Try - National Final - even if you have worked solo on designing a car, you can now send your design to Yas in Schools for manufacture then come to the F1 in Schools National Final to race your car. Go to the next section to learn more:

     

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    Learning Channel Now on YouTube !

    Great resource for both beginner and experienced teams. Full set of 32 videos, presented by F1 in Schools team members and covering every aspect of the challenge.

    Click the links below to go to Playlists and view all videos:

    1. THE BASIC STEPS - 8 Videos Playlist
    2. BUSINESS & TEAM PLAN - 6 Videos Playlist
    3. DESIGN - 7 Videos Playlist
    4. ANALYSE - 4 Videos Playlist
    5. MAKE - 7 Videos Playlist
    6. TEST - 5 Videos Playlist
    7. PORTFOLIO - 1 Video
    8. VERBAL PRESENTATION - 1 Video
    9. RACING - 3 Videos Playlist
    10. IMPROVEMENT - 5 Videos Playlist

     

    Video - Learning Channel Introduction

     

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    UNIT 9 - PREPARE FOR COMPETITION

    Want to know some of the best tips for becoming a Formula Ethara Winner?

    Whether you are preparing for your School Competition or the National Final, in this unit you will find lots of useful tips to help get you on the winners podium. Work through the following topics to help get your team in pole position!

    • Team Work - We, not Me
    • Get Organised - Project Management
    • Project Elements - What needs to be prepared
    • The Rules
    • The Scorecards
    • Presentation Skills

    Who is this Unit for?

    This work unit is most useful for students who will be entering the Formula Ethara competition as part of team. If you are planning on entering the special #EtharaAtHome category of the National Final, there is still a lot of useful hints and tips in this Unit for you too. Later on in this unit we will look at how preparing for the #EtharaAtHome category differs from entering the main competition.

    Food for Thought - Famous Quotes about Winning:

    • "IT'S NOT WHETHER YOU WIN OR LOSE, ITS HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME" - Grantland Rice, Sports Writer
    • "WINNING IS NOT EVERYTHING, BUT THE EFFORT TO WIN IS" - Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker
    • "YOU LEARN MORE FROM LOSING THAN WINNING. YOU LEARN HOW TO KEEP GOING" - Morgan Wootten, College Basketball Coach
    • "WINNING ISN'T GETTING AHEAD OF OTHERS. ITS GETTING AHEAD OF YOURSELF" - Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys Qtr Back.
    • "I'D RATHER BE OUTSIDE OF 2ND OR 3RD PLACE SO I DON'T HAVE TO GO TO THE PRIZE-GIVING" - Kimi Raikkonen, Formula 1 World Champion.

    Part 1 - What Makes a Winning Team?

    The answer is in the question! The team, how well the team is organised and works together is key. The most successful teams practice great team work. All team members are working together, with agreed roles, following an agreed plan, and all aiming to achieve an agreed goal.

    Team Work and the team working to a Project Plan is one of the best tips for becoming a Formula Ethara Winner.

    In the following sections we will very briefly cover some of the basics of team work and project planning. You could do extra research to help find simple tools you could use to help with team work and keeping your project on the right track.

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    1. Team Work

    The team, and how team members work together is super important in preparing for competition. Forming effective teams in sport and business is a huge topic that you could explore further, here is a short video with some of the basics for you to consider

     

    2. Project Plan and Project Management

    Preparing for a Formula Ethara Competition is a PROJECT. Successful Formula Ethara Teams develop a plan for their project and then follow and manage that plan to achieve their goals. Effective project planning and management is important in all types of business. Its super critical in Design and Engineering industries. Formula Ethara is a great opportunity to practice your project management skills

    A plan for your Formula Ethara project can be very simple and it will help you a lot more than having no plan at all!

    We have found a couple of short videos that discuss some Project Management basics, you can do more research to help find basic project management and planning tools

    Video - Introducing Project Management

     

    Video - How to Make Project Timeline

    Engineering is everywhere! One of the most commonly used tools to help manage projects was invented by an Engineer, Mr Henry Gantt. A Gantt Chart is a timeline of project tasks. A simple Gantt chart lists tasks, when they start, task deadlines and how tasks are arranged in relation to each other across the whole project timeline.

    image.png     Activity - Team Plan

    Now go to the 'Prepare for Competition' section of the #EtharaAtHome portfolio to start your team plan activities. If you haven't yet downloaded the Portfolio file, CLICK HERE to find it.

    Next in Part 2 we will review the competition categories and what you need to prepare for the competition. Knowing what has to be prepared will help you to create your list of tasks for the team plan....

     

    Part 2 - Competition Categories & Project Elements

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    Competition Categories - What are they?

    There are 3 different competition categories at the Formula Ethara National Final

    1. Rookie Category - school teams entered and where the school HASN'T previously participated in a National Final
    2. Professional Category - school teams and where the school HAS previously participated in a National Final
    3. #EtharaAtHome Category - for individual students or team that have completed the #EtharaAtHome program online

    Project Elements - What are they?

    The project elements are the things that need to be prepared and presented at the competition for judging...

    Rookie and Professional Category Entrants

    The following must be submitted for judging by all teams:

    1. Race Cars – 4 x identical team race cars. These will be used for racing only
    2. Showcase Car – 1 x team showcase car. For showcase car judging and is not returned to the team.
    3. Team Display – setup on supplied table and back board. Includes display ‘slideshow’. Check the rules for details
    4. Team Verbal Presentation – 3 minute duration covering topics described on the verbal presentation scorecard.

    #EtharaAtHome Category Entrants

    The following must be prepared and brought to the competition

    1. #EtharaAtHome Prototype Car
    2. Your car body design saved as PowerPoint ready for manufacturing your race car at Competition
    3. #EtharaAtHome Project Poster - see Competition Regulations document and Judging scorecard

     

    Part 3 - The Competition Rules

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    It sounds like common sense and basic advice, but......READ THE COMPETITION RULES! 

    The best teams have read the rules and regulations so that know exactly what to do and what will be judged

    The Formula Ethara National Final is held each year and run according to the Competition Regulations. "Regulations" is just another word for '"rules". The regulations document contains all detail and rules around what you need to prepare, what will be supplied for you, how judging happens, how racing works, point scoring and also.... copies of the Judging Scorecards

    You can find the Formula Ethara National Final Regulations at the link below:

     

    Part 3 - The Judging Scorecards

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    So - if you have made it done to Part 3, you have found the best tip for winning teams of them all....

    FOLLOW THE JUDGING SCORECARDS!

    Each project element has its own judging score card and points score system. All of the scorecards are included in the Competition Regulations document.

    Each scorecard outlines exactly what content the competition judges will be looking for and how many points can be scored for the various pieces of content.

     

    image.png     Activity - Scorecards Checklist

    Download the Competition Regulations document. Find the Judging Scorecards and read over them carefully. Now go to the 'Prepare for Competition' section of the #EtharaAtHome Portfolio and create a checklist of what needs to be presented for each judging area / project element. If you haven't yet downloaded the Portfolio file, CLICK HERE to find it.

     

    Part 4 - Presentation Skills

    Learning how to be a great presenter is an extremely important 21st century skill. Presentation skills are an important part of the Formula Ethara Competition. At the Formula Ethara National Final, each team needs to make a 3 minute (time limit) presentation to a panel of judges.

    Teams are judged on what they talk about, but also points are awarded for how well teams deliver their presentation.

    Winning Formula Ethara teams have excellent Verbal Presentation technique

    image.png     Activity - Tips for Creating and Delivering an Amazing Verbal Presentation

    We have found some videos that will help you to improve the quality of your verbal presentation by learning more about

    • What are good and bad presentation techniques
    • How to structure a good presentation
    • How to make an impact with a strong introduction
    • Body language 
    • Slideshow tips - Do' s and Don'ts
    • Tips on how to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation

    Watch the videos and make notes of some of the things you could try to help improve your presentation

    Video - Bad and Good Presentation Examples

     

    Video - How to Structure a Presentation

     

    Video - How to Start your Presentation with Impact

     

    Video - PowerPoint and Slide Show Do's and Don'ts

     

    Video - General Presentation Tips from Kids Part 1

     

    Video - General Presentation Tips from Kids Part 2

     

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    UNIT 7 - SHOWCASE YOUR WORK

    Present your work to make stand out form the crowd....

    #EtharaAtHome Portfolio

    Go to the Showcase Your Work section of the portfolio and add cool looking photo of your completed prototype car to the portfolio. You could make your photo more interesting by adding some affects, filters or other decoration like a simple diorama scene. You could try and superimpose your car onto a race track background scene.

    If you haven't yet downloaded the Portfolio file, CLICK HERE to find it.

     

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    UNIT 10 - RACE @ HOME CHALLENGE

    Do you think you could make your #EtharaAtHome car race across the room powered by nothing but air? Follow our guides to:

    • BUILD YOUR CAR
    • POWER-UP WITH SCIENCE
    • RACE @ HOME

    In this unit, learn how to get your #EtharaAtHome car racing by using balloon air power. As extension activity you can conduct your own scientific experiment to help further understand concepts learnt in #EtharaAtHome Unit 6 related to Isaac Newtons Laws of Motion.

    SPEED AHEAD - If you have already built your own #EtharaAtHome Car you can skip straight to Part B - Add Science!

    Part A - Build Your Car

    What you need:

    • A4 sized card or plain paper
    • Printer
    • Scissors, Ruler, Glue, Craft Knife & Stapler
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Materials from Home to use for Wheels

    Overview:

    Use the links below and follow our special online guides to build your car.

    Step 1 - Build the Chassis

    • Download the 2 templates
    • Print on A4 card or paper
    • Follow the video or car makers guide to assemble

    Step 2 - Create Your Car Body

    • Download the car body PowerPoint template 
    • Use PowerPoint to decorate the body
    • Print on A4 card or paper
    • Follow the video or car makers guide to assemble the body to the Chassis

    Step 3 - Engineer Your Wheels

    • Find objects at home that could be used for wheels and axles. Eg. Bottle caps, lego or other recycled items
    • Assemble your wheel system to your car

    Click the links below:

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    image.pngSTEP 2 - Create Your Car Body

    image.png  STEP 3 - Engineer Your Wheels

     

    Part B - Add Science!

    What you need:

    • You must have built your #EtharaAtHome Car. (See Part A above)
    • A balloon
    • Straws
    • Scissors and sticky tape
    • Device with camera - to shoot your own race video

    Overview:

    Watch the video below to modify your #EtharaAtHome car so it can be powered by air escaping from a balloon

    Video - How to Convert your #EtharaAtHome Car to Race @ Home

    Share Your Work

    Showcase your work. Get creative by making a short video of your Race @ Home. Get a grown up to share it and tag us @yasinschools 

    Optional Science Experiment

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    Conduct your own motion experiment and make a record of what you did and discovered in the #EtharaAtHome Project Portfolio. If you haven't downloaded it yet, CLICK HERE to find it.

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    Now that you have your car racing, you can conduct a simple experiment to learn more about whats actually going on when your car moves because of the power or thrust of the air escaping form the balloon. You can design and conduct your own customized experiment or just complete our suggested experiment outlined below. Using your air powered car you could conduct experiments to further investigate any of Newtons three Laws of Motion.

    If you design your own experiment remember to think carefully about controls and variables.

    • Controls - these are are the things that will remain the same in the experiment. Eg. Weight of the car wont be changed
    • Variable - this is what you will change in different tests so you can examine the affect that changing the variable has Eg. you might change the smoothness / roughness of the surface / floor the car races on for each race test.

    Experiment Idea - Newtons 3rd Law of Motion

    Aim - To examine how changing the action of air escaping from the balloon affects the reaction of the car moving

    Method - Change the action of air escaping (the variable) by changing the number of straws that are attached to the balloon. In the video above, two pieces of straw are attached to the end of the balloon. In this experiment you will conduct tests with one, two and three pieces of straw attached to the end of the balloon. Its important that you try ensure that the same amount of air is being blown into the balloon for each test. Here are our suggested method steps:

    1. Mark out a start line and finish line on the floor, about 4 meters apart if you can
    2. Get your stopwatch / timer ready
    3. Prepare the car with 2 x straw pieces attached to the balloon
    4. Inflate balloon (remember to try and keep this the same for each test)
    5. Time how long it takes the car to move from start line to finish line
    6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 so that you have recorded at least three test times. Calculate the average time.
    7. Now prepare the car with 3 x straw pieces fitted to the balloon and repeat steps 4 - 6
    8. Finally, prepare the car with only 1 x straw section fitted and repeat steps 4 - 6

    Record your Findings - Go to the Race @ Home section of the #EtharaAtHome portfolio and document your experiment.

     

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    Science Journal transforms your mobile device into a pocket-sized science tool. You could visit the Science Journal page to learn more about what the app can do. Download the app and use it to help you conduct an experiment on your #EtharaAtHome Car.

    Science Journal  by Google - CLICK HERE 

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    UNIT 8 - SPONSORSHIP

    Need help covering some of the costs preparing for the Formula Ethara Final? How about getting a team sponsor?

    In this unit you will learn some of the basics related to Sponsorship. Teams preparing to compete at the National Final will often find one or more sponsors to help cover some of their costs. By working through this unit you will see how to create basic sponsorship packages and write a letter to a potential sponsor

    What you need:

    • Microsoft PowerPoint Software
    • The #EtharaAtHome Project Portfolio PowerPoint file. If you haven't downloaded it yet, CLICK HERE to find it
    • Internet access to view website links

    Overview:

    1. Types of Sponsorship
    2. Sponsor Packages - Rights & Benefits
    3. Writing to a Sponsor

    image.pngResearch & Investigate

    F1 in Schools is the official Formula One STEM challenge for High School students all over the world. F1 in Schools teams can have quite a lot of costs to cover as they progress through the global competition. The next video is about Sponsorship in F1 in Schools and a good introduction to our Unit...

    Video - Sponsorship in F1 in Schools

     

    Part 1 - Types of Sponsorship

    There are many different ways a team or an event can be sponsored. These are usually one of three broad types of sponsorship

    1. Financial Sponsors - where the sponsor provides support by giving money
    2. In-Kind Sponsors - this is where the sponsor provides goods or services instead of money. Eg. A clothing brand provides team clothing items for free. In-kind sponsorship is probably the most common type for Formula Ethara Teams.
    3. Media Sponsors / Promotional Partners - when media or news outlets agree to provide free promotion or advertising for a team.

    Importantly for all types of sponsorship, the sponsor will usually get something in return. This is known as the sponsors Return on Investment (ROI) and will often be listed out in an agreed table of Rights and Benefits

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    1. Make a list of things you could get help with from In-kind sponsors
    2. From the list, choose the idea you think will be most helpful to your team and research any local business / company that you could ask for help

    Part 2 - Sponsorship Packages

    When looking for sponsors its useful to have created a simple set of sponsorship packages. A set of sponsorship packages should have

    1. Level System - Top level (biggest supporter) to bottom level (minor supporter) sponsor levels created. Don't have too many!
    2. Cost to the Sponsor - this is what you are asking for. Each level should have a cost the sponsor will pay or an in-kind contribution they will provide you.
    3. Rights & Benefits - for each level, what will the sponsor get from you in return

    Thinks about the differences in the packages. Obviously the most expensive package should give the best return on investment / rights and benefits to the sponsor.

    Video - An example of Sponsorship Packages...

     

    image.png     Activity - Create your Sponsorship Packages

    Now go to the Sponsorship section of the #EtharaAtHome portfolio and develop your own simple sponsorship packages. Remember to think about what you will be asking for and what will the sponsor get in return. Is it a fair deal, for both parties. Think about ideas for in-kind sponsor packages. In-kind sponsorship is often easier to get.

    If you haven't yet downloaded the Portfolio template yet, CLICK HERE to find it

     

    image.png     Extension - How to Land a Huge Sponsor Deal

    Sponsorship is a large industry in itself. There are thousands of agencies and individuals approaching big companies everyday with sponsorship proposals. The following video is one example of how to stand out form the crowd... 

     

    Part 3 - Writing to a Sponsor

    Writing to a company and asking them to consider sponsoring your team is an example of persuasive writing. When you are trying to persuade someone, you are trying to convince them to think or do something. You need to convince someone to support your team! 

    In this section you will learn about different some of the basics of persuasive writing and how to structure your letter or email.

    The O.R.E.O Technique - this is method for how to structure your persuasive letter. Think of an OREO biscuit with two then crisp outer layers around the tasty, squishy, creamy middle bit. Each layer of the OREO represents a section of your persuasive letter:

    1. O - OPINION
    2. R - REASONS &
    3. E - EVIDENCE
    4. O - OPINION (restated)

    Video - The O.R.E.O Technique Explained

     

    Now that you have a better understanding of how to structure your persuasive letter, lets look at some tips for how to use persuasive devices like repetition and exaggeration. These will help you get attention and make an impact with your request...

    Video - Persuasive Devices

     

    image.png     Activity - Write a Sponsorship Request Letter

    Now go to the Sponsorship section of the #EtharaAtHome portfolio and have a go at writing a short persuasive letter asking someone or a company to sponsor your Formula Ethara team. Maybe it could be one of the companies you identified in in Part 1 above. Your letter could make reference to the sponsorship packages that you created in Part 2 above.

    Remember the O.R.E.O technique

    • OPINION - You think they should sponsor you and why.
    • REASON & EXAMPLE - Brief introduction on who you are and Formula Ethara. What is the specific sponsor request and why should they decide to sponsor you. Examples of why its a good idea and what sponsorship might look like.
    • OPINION RESTATED - Conclude by repeating the original request and why its a good idea

    If you haven't yet downloaded the Portfolio template yet, CLICK HERE to find it

     

    image.png     Extension - Help with Planning Your Persuasive Letter

    Its worth taking time to plan how you will structure your letter and what you need to say. 

    Video - Planning and Pre-Writing

     

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    The #EtharaAtHome car is built by hand using a very manual process. In this unit you will learn about some CAD & CAM technologies used in the Engineering & Design industries. You will then find out how similar CAD CAM technologies can be used to help design and build a Formula Ethara Car. 

    Work through the Research and Investigation sections below and then complete the CAD CAM section in your #EtharaAtHome Portfolio

    What you Need:

    • Microsoft PowerPoint Software
    • The #EtharaAtHome Project Portfolio PowerPoint file. If you haven't downloaded it yet, CLICK HERE to find it
    • Device with internet and YouTube access

     

    What is CAD and CAM?

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    CAD is an acronym that stands for Computer Aided Design

    CAM stands for Computer Aided Manufacture.

    Engineers and Product Designers commonly use CAD and CAM technologies for the design and manufacture of pretty much everything!

    CAD CAM IS EVERYWHERE!

    Chances are, you're sitting on a chair right now. It might be made from different materials and include complicated shapes and styling elements. Your home is full of a multitude of things created using CAD & CAM. Well, someone had to design those things, including all the intricate details, manufacturing steps and even the packaging they were delivered in.

    Designing and manufacturing all those common household items used to take a lot of time. But today, computers make the process quicker and more efficient by using CAD and CAM software tools. We can use CAD CAM tools to help with the Formula Ethara Car design and make, later in this unit, you will learn how.

    Advantages of CAD CAM

    Some of the advantages of designing and making using CAD CAM technologies include:

    1. Speed / Save Time - the design and making process is faster and becomes more efficient. Making changes is simpler.
    2. Accuracy - CAD CAM technologies are far more accurate than working by hand and can output much higher quality
    3. View and Check Designs - The technologies allow designers to preview design work very realistically. Designs can even be tested digitally and work can be shown to clients through 3D presentations.
    4. Safer - Less manual tasks and hazards for workers. 
    5. Sharing - Designs can be sent to others and multiple companies can collaborate and work together on a project.

    Disadvantages of CAD CAM

    There are also some possible disadvantages of working with CAD CAM:

    1. Cost - it can be expensive to get technologies set up. Once mass production is up and running, the costs are then much lower than manual production.
    2. IT Problems - computers could be affected by virus and other security risks that could impact production.
    3. Loss of Skills - Unemployment might increase and some valued traditional skills could be lost.

     

    CAD and CAM in Formula Ethara

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    Now that you know more about CAD and CAM technologies generally, lets look at the basic CAD CAM tools students can use when they design and build Formula Ethara Cars, in the classroom at school.

    Formula Ethara CAD

    Using Microsoft PowerPoint to create the car body graphics is a very simple example of Computer Aided Design (CAD). With the PowerPoint graphics tools you can simply and accurately create shapes, patterns and text with a more professional finish then working by hand.

    CAD was also used to help prepare the car body template you decorated. A special CAD software called Silhouette Studio was used by technicians at ADNOC | Yas in Schools to design the car body template outline that students decorate using PowerPoint. The Silhouette Studio CAD software helped with creating the car body shapes so they fit accurately on the car chassis.

    When students work on the Formula Ethara program at school, the same Silhouette Studio car body digital design is used to drive a Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) process. A special machine reads the digital design to then quickly and accurately cut out the car body parts. The machine even creates perforations (dotted cuts) for all of the fold lines.

    Formula Ethara CAM

    Building the #EtharaAtHome car is a very manual process using scissors to cut out parts and then a straight edge tool like a ruler to help with folding. Its tough to get everything accurate and precise using a completely manual process. 

    In the classroom, students can use a simple Computer Aided Manufacture electronic cutting machine called the Silhouette Cameo. The machine is connected to a laptop that sends commands to cut out the car body shapes and mark perforated the folding lines. These commands are actually simple mathematical coordinates and distances. 

    Video - Using the Silhouette Cameo Machine for Formula Ethara

    The following video demonstrates how the Cameo CAM machine is used to cut out car bodies that were fits decorated using PowerPoint...

     

    image.png     Activity - Using CAD & CAM for Formula Ethara

    With knowledge you have gained, go to the #EtharaAtHome Portfolio and complete the CAD CAM section to present how you could use CAD CAM technologies to help improve the process of designing and building a Formula Ethara car.

    If you haven't yet downloaded the Portfolio PowerPoint file, get it now at this link - CLICK HERE

     

    image.png     Optional - Extend Your Learning

    In this extension section you can learn about

    1. The Die Cutting Mass Production Process
    2. CAD Software of the Future

    1. Mass Production - The Formula Ethara Car Chassis Parts

    To make the #EtharaAtHome Car Chassis, you first need to use scissors to manually cut out the chassis parts. Its fiddly and hard to be accurate. To make the project much simpler in the classroom, Yas in Schools mass-produces Car Chassis parts.The parts are printed and cut out accurately using a mass production process called Die Cutting.

    The outlines and folding lines of the chassis parts were first designed using CAD software. A manufacturer then uses the CAD design to build a special manufacturing die. The die is made up of a series of blades that are the same shape as the chassis parts. These blades cut through paper card stock using a punching action. Other parts of the die create the crease or folding lines by squashing the paper card on the fold line, rather than cutting through.

    The end result is thousands of identical, perfectly cut and ready to fold Formula Ethara Car Chassis Parts. Watch the videos below to learn more about Die Cut Manufacturing.

    Photo: The Standard Formula Ethara Car Chassis Parts

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    Videos - Mass Production using Die Cutting Technology

     

     

    2. CAD Software of the Future

    Wondering what CAD software and design tools might look like in the future? How might Design Engineers be working by time you are ready to enter the workforce. Check out the really cool techs that Elon Musk and the team at Space X are developing to help make their rocket design work easier.

    Video - The Future of Design

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