Design Technology Challenge To Design and Make a Buggy

KS3 Buggy Racing

Year 8 pupils are given a Design Technology challenge to design and make a buggy. Each member of the class will then race their buggy against the other class members. The buggy is a simple space frame design constructed from 5mm pine. The wheels are 50mm MDF and it is powered by a 3v electric motor.  Pupils also design the gearbox using worm or spur gears (click here for more information).

This is the video of the buggy racing: