5th Annual RC Car Competition Registration Opens

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SRQ DAILY MONDAY BUSINESS EDITION MONDAY JAN 6, 2020

Registration is now open for the Faulhaber Fab Lab's RC Custom Car Open, an engineering and design competition for K-12 students, organized and led by a high school student committee. Additionally, the school with the most team registrations wins a $1,000 cash prize.

Students from Sarasota or Manatee County public schools, charter school, private school, virtual school and home school are invited to participate in this event that sells out every year. Through six weeks of innovative workshops and team collaboration, students learn the basics of engineering and operation of high-tech equipment available through the Fab Lab including a laser cutter, 3D printer and vinyl cutter. Additionally, students build critical 21st century skills including collaboration, creativity and critical thinking through teamwork and hands-on learning.

Families may register teams of 2-4 students for a fee of $100 which includes the remote control car, six weeks hands on workshops and materials to customize the car for race day on March 7, 2020 and two months of membership to FabLab for each team members. On March 7, teams will compete in three challenge areas for prizes that include scholarships. Registration closes on January 15, 2020. Workshops and race day will be held at the Faulhaber Fab Lab located at 4452 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota.

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