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Cas-32  Race for the Line: Rocket Car Regional Roadshow Wednesday Feb 1, 2017 from 10:00AM to 3:30PM
Organised by: Victoria EllisVictoria Ellis Hosted by: CAS East Midlands (Nottingham Trent University)
CAS East Midlands (Nottingham Trent University)
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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence

Race for the Line: Rocket Car Regional Roadshow

Wednesday Feb 1, 2017 from 10:00AM to 3:30PM

Hosted by CAS East Midlands (Nottingham Trent University)

The largest STEM initiative running in the UK with over 100,000 students involved so far, with over 1000 secondary schools and 2000 primary schools involved.

This is a full day workshop led by Microsoft, Bloodhound and the Army, to train you how to build rockets using the BBC micro:bit, and to train you to become a racing hub to let your students compete to build the faster Rocket Car in the UK. Last year’s winning car achieved 70 mph, can you beat it?

Even if you don’t want to compete, come along and find out how you can put your micro:bit to use.

For more information about Race for the Line click here.


Time Topic
9:45 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Introduction to Bloodhound and the project
10:30 Rocket car building and designing
11:30 Rocket racing
12:15 Data generation and basic overview of how this can be used
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Introduction
13:40 Working in groups to build a timing gate
14:20 Coding the timing gate
14:40 Bitty Data logger - show live data

CAS East Midlands (Nottingham Trent University)


CAS East Midlands (Nottingham Trent University)

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