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If you have been doing the same projects for a long time, and you’re looking for a way to get your learners interested in the classroom, organise a 3D Printing competition at your school this year to get them motivated to succeed and win!

They will learn modern skills like CAD/CAM, prototyping and testing, and perseverance…

All skills which will be highly beneficial when it comes to their Design and Technology GCSE or Technical Award work.

One of the competitions we have supported is Formula 3D, a 3D printed car racing competition based on Scalextric chassis and race tracks. The competition is currently on a trial run in Buckinghamshire and receiving great success from local schools.

The competition is currently on a trial run in Buckinghamshire and creating a real buzz and great success for local schools.

BCA is the education partner for the competition, and we have produced a starter pack with 3D CAD templates and resources to help any school set up a similar competition of their own. All you need is:

All you need is:

  • A Scalextric track (several in parents’ lofts waiting to be rescued!)

  • Scalextric car… or to be more precise the chassis of these cars – you’ll be designing and 3D printing the body

  • A CAD software programme (several free ones available)

  • A 3D printer

  • Our 3D printing Starter Pack giving you instructions how to design and put it all together

  • And of course some thirst to win!

How to get started:

We know that most D and T teachers are “hands on” so we created a unique opportunity for you to have a play!

Fill in the form below to try our 3D printing course, including the Scalextric competition project, for yourself, for free.

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