Hi Guys, so me and JD the Kid have been invited to a very special event that aims to help young people be inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM). STEM, lets go!!!
It all began in April 2001 when Squadron of Edinburgh Air Cadets were discussing what to do as a project for the next year. They wanted to build a robot to enter the TV programme Robot Wars and their Officer, who worked for an avionics company now called Leonardo, recruited six engineers to assist.
We are heading to two events that are happening this month, hosted by Leonardo UK, the games tour the UK and are on for the whole month!
The Rampaging Chariots kits were created by engineering and famous test pilot, Peter Bennett, who designed and built the Typhoon robots which featured in the original Robot Wars television programme and if you didn’t know, had won many awards along the way.
They supply schools and air cadets with robot kits which they build and customise themselves. Impressive. They then participate in a range of fun competitions from Robotic Football to Robot Sumo Wrestling. Bet you can’t wait to see it!
So we are here, the games have started, lets go and take a look, here we have The Tug of War! How cool two robots battling out to see which is the strongest!
Here we have the obstacle course, where the chariots have to find their way round controlled by each team with a remote controller
While the scores are finalised, we have a look round, here is a display of a Eurofighter Typhoon System Intergration and what its made up from. Wow so fascinating!
The team here are so knowledgeable, there really is a sense of togetherness, where everyone works together.
Here one of the expert engineers talks to us about the labs and some other interesting facts about Air Defense
Congratulations to Aylesbury High “Engineering the Future”, look at this great robot! I want one!
And these Rampaging Chariots winners Merchant Taylors School for “Best Newcomer” Well done guys!
And the St Helens “Sumo Champions” look at those two fighting machines! Well Done Guys!
So guys if you want more information on Rampaging Chariots and what they do or how to sign up for next year you can hit them up at website here.
Also if you want to see more head over to my YouTube Channel where you can see the Vlog and my interview with Rampaging Chariots Founder Peter Bennett
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