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Project Zephyr - Foamblock's electric-car-building STEAM experience, is a life-size real-world personal simulator.

 

 

Project Zephyr gives institutions the opportunity to teach their students how to build their custom electric vehicles limited only by their imagination and willpower.

It gives the students the opportunity to experience their creativity and work first hand, literally. There are few things more satisfying than successfully test driving your creation

 

We believe that Project Zephyr can truly change the way a student learns and prepares for life after school.

Looking Through Telescope

Know thyself 

We designed Project Zephyr to be more than just a STEAM course. We would like Project Zephyr to inspire students about STEAM and the future of clean transport. Still, we also wanted to build something that students can use to discover what they want to do in their career, a question many people, even adults, struggle to answer fully. 

 

We have built the Project Zephyhr curriculum in tandem with our custom-designed 3T's method (Targeted Teaching Techniques) to teach students how to voluntarily reach into their fundamental framework while also learning transferable skills. 

Your fundamental framework is something unique to you that characterises you. Amongst other things, it plays a role in influencing what you like or dislike. Why is this relevant? Well, if you understand your fundamental framework better, you can better establish what sort of things you enjoy, thus increasing your chances of finding out what you would like to do professionally. After all, don't we all want a career that we genuinely enjoy practicing?

Project Zephyr can thus promote students learning to: 

- Graduate effectively 

- Achieve a well rounded-education

- Live a more fulfilling life. 

Infinite diversity

To achieve our goals we said from the beginning "this cannot be a kit car" and we stuck to that. Each person's fundamental framework is unique, and as such their opportunity for expression should also be unique.

How about scratch builds? Well, these are hard to right without a lot of experience and if its difficult and not fun, you won't do it.

We want our Project Zephyr to reach as many people as possible, and so it must be practical across a large range of abilities and technical equipment. 

So we combined the kit concept with the scratch build concept and took the best from both worlds and added some magic of our own. 

You don't have to worry about unknown extra costs, complicated extra tools, complicated technical knowledge. Everything you need comes together with Project zephyr and you will get an awesome teaching experience and insanely fun end result with each group that tries it. 

Galaxy

Environmentally conscious 

Project Zephyr was built to be over 70% reuseable as-is after the first build. It can be disassembled for use by the next student group.  Over 65% of Project Zephyr can be re-used as-is for 5+ years*

 

Of the less than <35% which cannot be re-used, 99% is recyclable.

*reusability is subject to the end-users application of the product.

 

If, for example, you decide to educate your students on the mechanics of car crashes to teach vehicle safety by smashing your vehicle (with a dummy driver) into brick walls at top speed, less will be re-useable. 

Stand out 

If you want to be a successful educational institution, purely good textbook education is not enough.

 

Project Zephyr will allow you to provide excellent education along with the "WOW" factor making your institution stand out on multiple fronts. 

Imagine this: "What's that?" Asks a prospective parent on a tour of your school as he gazes at your receptions TV screen with amazement. 

"Oh, that's Emily, a year eight student driving the car she built last year," answers your admissions officer.

 

Tailor made

We believe that being multidisciplinary is vital in today's world, and thus have made

Project Zephyr modular to accommodate multiple disciplines

 

Whether you're a university or a secondary school, you can use the project as a fun kit activity, teaching students teamwork, communication and practical skills using only basic tools. You can also customise your plan to teach advanced concepts in-depth such as lithium battery management systems using high tech equipment.

 

Subjects can range from year 7 to year 13 and beyond into higher education. 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

From simple algebra to advanced calculus and engineering formulas

Management and Leadership

Alone you have 24/7, together you have much more. STEM needs management and leadership to thrive

Physics

You can stick to F=ma or go all the way into structural mechanics

Chemistry

From lithium battery to composite matrix chemistry, the study of elements and compounds is crucial for a clean future

Manufacturing

Learn how to manipulate simple materials and take that all the way to production line theory

Marketing

Ideas are more valuable if people know about them

Art and Design

Let your ideas come to

life, don't be afraid to dream big. 

Conquering Mountains

Something worth

doing isn't easy. 

Something worth doing also

always has a way.  

Project Zephyr in Numbers

- Four years of successful operation

- Exposure to more than 2000 students

- 4200 hours of hard work

- More than 200 hours of successful
   track tests

- Over 100km/h top speed* 

*Speed that can be limited electronically

What's in the box?

Based on your needs, you will receive everything you need to build your car:

Raw materials - Pipes, bars, sheet metal etc.

Basic components - Brakes, Wheels, Steering wheel etc. 

Assembly equipment - Nuts and bolts etc.

Teaching material and instructions for both staff
and students. Everything you need to know to build Project Zephyr. 

Necessary Tools

What's in the box to the left? That's a car built by students from the British School of Bucharest, on display at the entrance to their school.

What do I need to do this?

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" - Albert Einstein. 

A room you can use as a workshop ~20sqm. 

Basic power tools: Drill, Jigsaw etc

Hand tools: A rubber mallet, Hacksaws, Wrenches, Allen keys etc.

An individual that can safely supervise and teach students using the tools mentioned above. 

Have a look

Check out one of the cars built by a group of students aged 13-16. 

View in AR on iOS 12 or newer or play around in 3D. 

GET IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear from you

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+357 96 801283

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