Tech Engineering Team Awarded at Formula 1 Competition


New Visions Engineering students at The Tech Center at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES electrified the F1 in Schools competition on April 1, qualifying for the national championship and taking home a trophy. Their team—Dead Voltage—designed a model Formula 1 car for the competition, which was held at the Classic Car Club in Manhattan.

With only three weeks to prepare for the competition, Tech Center teachers Carlo Vidrini and Gerry Markel and their students Tom Reid, Carmel; Samantha Robinson, Peekskill; Gregory Saoguero, Mahopac; Ian Murray, Hendrick Hudson; Dominic Iacuone, Mahopac; and Theresa Mendez, Croton-Harmon, “built” their Formula 1 car on the Inventor Computer Aided Design (CAD) program. They then printed the model car on a 3-D printer and used Computer Numeric Control (CNC) tools to mold the finished product. The students also had to prepare a complete media package for their car.

F1 in Schools is an international STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) competition where students collaborate, design, analyze, manufacture, test, and then race miniature F1 cars.