Billy Cart Madness
Year Level: Grade 7-12
Total Session Time: 5-7.5 hours

What is the Course?

Inspire Robotics presents to you Billy Cart Madness. This program involves getting students to unify into small engineering teams, to plan, design and build Billy Carts with PVC! The program culminates with the Billy Cart Madness Competition where each design is put to the test in a series of challenges.

Course Outline

  • Students are introduced to vehicle physics, friction, aerodynamics and the concepts of the energy and friction.
  • Students explore the field of EVs in an immersive open discussion with an expert in the field.
  • Students work in teams to engineer their own Billy Carts.
  • The program culminates with a Billy Cart Madness Competition, where the performance of each cart is measured in an exciting series of challenges and races.

Course Outcomes

Skills Learnt
This course prepares & equips students with the following skills:
  • Team work skills
  • Design Thinking (engineering mindset, iterative designing, ciritcal thinking)
  • Invaluable knowledge on relevant subjects
Curriculum Links
Some possible links to the curriculum include:
  • Mathematics
  • Science - Physics
  • Engineering
  • Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Future Careers
This course inspires and prepares students to seek a career in:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Industry
  • EV Industry

Other Details

Equipment Needed: No equipment is required.
Student Prerequire Skills:
No background or experience in mathematics, physics or programming is necessary.