2007 Event

      

 

 

Engineers, working on pipelines, need a machine to crawl inside the pipeline to check that all is well or to clear any blockages.

 

The challenge for the Foundation Task was to design and build a vehicle, powered, by an electric motor, to travel along the inside of the test pipeline in the shortest possible time clearing a known amount of rubble. A switch, to start and stop the device, was also required.

 

The Intermediate challenge was to design and build a vehicle, powered by an electric motor, to travel quickly along the inside of the test pipeline avoiding obstacles and debris.

 

The advanced task required more control with reverse and more obstacles to avoid

 

To see the progress of the vehicle, the "top" was removed from the pipeline. The vehicle had be started at a white line and was timed to passing the line at the other end, having passed through the tunnel.

 

Page last reviewed/updated: 8th July 2014.

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