Overfinch is proud to support Team EDGE in the Land Rover in schools 4×4 Challenge
Overfinch is delighted to be sponsoring Team EDGE, a highly polished team of 5 school children at the King’s School, Worcester.
This hotly contested, national schools challenge requires pupils to design, engineer and build a remote control 4×4 vehicle, which must complete a complicated off-road course, designed to put the engineering to the test. Each vehicle must be designed and built from scratch, with teams managing all aspects of their campaign, from the design testing and building of their vehicles, through to procurement of funding, PR and sponsorship.
The young engineers at Team EDGE have been working with many of the latest technologies to manufacture their vehicle. The components that they have produced range from the motherboards, coding and the circuitry required to run automatic headlights, a roll sensor and even an alarm that sounds if the vehicle is approaching its tipping point. They have designed the chassis and bodywork with the latest CAD software programs, with plastic items formed over hand crafted bucks and wheels and aluminium items hand-forged with an astonishing degree of precision.
The team are already proud UK Champions, they were awarded the Best Engineered Vehicle & 1st Place National Finals Development Class back in march — with further support of Overfinch, we are looking forward to their attempt at the next round — the International level.
Overfinch visited these five engineers at their school to present team caps and to learn more about the expertise within the team. The level of professionalism and engineering prowess shown by these five school children is highly impressive, both Overfinch and Team EDGE share a common goal, which is of course, perfection in engineering.
We will be following their progress over the coming months, supporting their bid to win another trophy at the International finals next year.