Fruitful outing at tech challenge
THEY joined over 2000 of Queensland’s most inventive students with a thirst for speed, a bent for technology and an eye to the future at the RACQ Technology Challenge in Maryborough earlier this month.
Described as the teenage equivalent of Bathurst, this meet combined four state titles in one energy-busting weekend where students design, build and race alternative transport machines of the future.
Pedal-power rules in the feature event – the 24 Hour Human Powered Vehicle State Championships – where almost 100 teams of students used the latest technology to create machines they race around an inner-city street circuit at blistering speeds.
Tannum Sands High School entered eight teams in the event, while Gladstone sent four teams to Maryborough.
There were some great results from the event with Tannum’s 4 x 2 team named overall champion after winning the HPV Open Make Design and Race Category.
Tannum Tanks were sixth in the hotly contested Open Boys category.