Learn about mechanics, electronics & coding, as you build a computerised car
You'll construct a miniature RC car & customised control system by hacking into an electronic steering wheel and pedal system. Together with an FPV camera and headset, you'll have the ultimate racing experience.
This is no simulator. You'll feel like you're in the cockpit of a real race car – albeit a miniature one - so you'll have to hone your driving skills to avoid crashing your vehicle.
This is also no toy. With a computerised transmitter (a motion-controlled steering wheel) and a computerised receiver, you can customise every aspect of the driving experience from menus to steering, speed, and custom moves.
Design and build your car and racing system & take home the full kit
Learn mechanics & physics of race cars, and programming in C++
Designed from scratch by professional engineers & not available anywhere else
You'll learn how to build, repair and customise an RC car and find out about the physics of racing. You'll discover out how to minimise air resistance, increase traction, and manage the power control and battery systems. Just like real race cars, success on the track is not just about the driver, but the technical skills of the engineering team.
You'll compete against other drivers in a number of challenges from endurance driving to high-speed races. You'll learn how to get maximum performance out of your power system, brakes, and suspension, and build your own programmable F1-style steering wheel to control everything. This is the perfect course for tomorrow's automotive engineers and designers, those who like creating their own technology, and those with a passion for high-speed game play.
The cars are 1/10th scale, around 42cm long - however, they are very, very fast so when you get home, driving them inside isn't advisable. They can, however, handle fairly rough terrain, so somewhere like a large field, tennis court or a sports hall are all great places to race them.
Building the car
You'll start by building the mechanics of the car from the ground up. This is not for the feint-hearted! With hlelp from your tutor you'll assemble everything yourself including parts like the suspension and differential from hundreds of individual pieces.
Building the electronics
The electronic build is also quite sophisticated. You'll solder together the computerised steering wheel and receiver, before testing everything out on the track!