Project Zephyr - Foamblock's electric-car-building STEM experience, is a life size real world personal simulator
Project Zephyr gives institutions the opportunity to teach their students how to build their own custom electric vehicle limited only by their imagination and willpower.
It gives the students the opportunity to experience their creativity and work first hand by being "in" it. There are few things more satisfying than test driving your creation and seeing it work.
We believe that Project Zephyr can truly change the way a student learns and prepares for life after school.
If you want to be a successful educational institution sometimes purely good education is not enough.
Project Zephyr will allow you to provide excellent education along with "WOW" factor making your institution stand out on multiple fronts.
Imagine this: "Whats that?" Asks a prospective parent on a tour of your school as he gazes at your receptions TV screen with amazement.
"Oh, thats Emily, a year 8 student driving the car she built last year" answers your admissions officer.
We believe that being multidisciplinary is key in todays 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 assembly activity teaching students teamwork, communication and practical skills using only very basic tools, or you can customise your project 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.
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
- 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
Whats in the box to the left? Thats 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 and Router.
Hand tools: A rubber mallet, Hacksaws, Wrenches, Allen keys etc.
An individual that can safely supervise and teach students using the above mentioned tools.
What happens when a car is finished?
Once you've completed a car, our connector system can be used to quickly build a trailer that can carry things around your campus such as materials or people, significantly reducing costs and increasing cool
If you do not wish to re-use it, you can quickly disassemble the vehicle and reuse almost all the components to build something else with a new set of students.
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.
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