Technology Mandatory – The dragster

The dragster program addresses the engineered systems context of the technology mandatory syllabus and provides an introduction to electromechanical devices.

Students design, produce and evaluate an electric vehicle and compete against their peers in a drag race. This requires students to investigate the effects of gearing on speed and acceleration and to consider these factors in their vehicle design. Sample STL files for 3D printing an engine mount are included.

Additional resources include:

  • 3D print engine photo example one
  • 3D print engine photo example two
  • Purple engine clamp
  • Purple engine clamp
  • Purple engine mount
  • Purple engine mount


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017.

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