A group of 4th and 5th year pupils have embarked upon a major competition. They have to design and manufacture a working water pump ahead of it being judged at a Young Engineers and Science clubs showcase event in Edinburgh in early June. The team must make at least 80 % of their solution by creating it in 3D modeling software and then sending it to the 3D printer for manufacturing.
So far the team has conducted a load of research and have now started designing elements of their solution. They have printed out their first attempt at designing an impeller that will drive the water through the pump.
This is a really tough challenge and the team are doing well to have made such progress so quickly. Well done team, keep it going and we will keep everyone posted on developments as they happen.