Robots and race cars
These two things typically have two main things in common.
- They are made from metal & plastic
- Students love to experiment and learn about engineering by making them!
Learning about practical math and fabrication takes on a whole new meaning when robots and race cars are involved. Students get to put their knowledge to the test on a racetrack or sport court. Fortunately, a growing number of student organizations from high schools to universities offer opportunities for young people to get involved with a robotics or racing team.
Because of this, we’ve got some great teams that we follow. Also, we get to provide material for these teams. We’re glad that Online Metals is able to help by providing materials needed to make these dreams a reality!
As we often say in the office, makers make our job!
Our favorites to watch!
Check-out some of these exciting designs coming out of schools that we follow. University of Washington, Oregon State University, Villanova University, and Mount Lake Terrace High School are some of our favorites!
UW Formula SAE Team
Always ready for the upcoming season, they have new plans and parts to be made! The team presents their works at the PSEC engineering fair and inspires attendees with their impressive vehicle. To see more of the team’s photos, visit their Facebook page
OSU Formula SAE Team
Coming with a strong reputation, OSU won first place at numerous competitions in 2010-2015. Also, they partner with Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemburg-Ravensburg. Because of this, they race under the name Global Formula Racing (GFR). Check out their Facebook page to see what cool things they are working with now!
Also, the author of this post is an OSU alum. Go Beavs!