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Mechathlon 2006

Engineering Inspirations

Engineering a Better World Projects Regional Events: Mechathlon 2006

The Mechathlon 2006 proved to be just as exciting as last years competition at the Engineering Inspirations Event at Elvington Air Museum. Thirteen teams took in this second annual competition from 10 different schools in the City of York and North Yorkshire areas.

The mechathlon sprint

Each team brought their own version of a Mechathlete to take part in up to five different events over a period of two hours from half past ten to half past twelve. (See the Mechathlon web pages for more details).

Each team was allowed to make as many modifications to their Mechathlete as they wanted too during the event, so long as they kept the same body. There was a lot of frantic work going on in the pits throughout the competition and despite their lack of experience all the teams did very well but, what a lot of the teams did not realize was that there were lots of points to be gained just by attempting an event.


Congratulations must go to Harrogate High School this year for building two outstanding Mechathletes that made a consistent effort over all five of the events. This lead to Team A, coming in first and Team B, coming in second, well done.

Special mention must also go to King James School Knaresborough Team A, who came first in both the Long Jump and the Hill Climb, well done and keep working on that design.

Next Year?

To all those of you who didn't get chance to take part this year and would like the chance to do so next year, please contact Yvonne Emmerson at NYBEP and make your intentions clear, there are still some starter kits available if you get in quick.

Once again one school has got away with winning both the first and second place trophies, so lets not let it happen again next year, get planning and building, and remember, guys, it all comes down to the gear box!

Where is Harrogate Grammar School, where is Rossett School when you need them?

Best wishes and congratulations to everyone; I hope to see you all again next year.

Kieron McGeever

Mechathlon 2006 Master Score Sheet

SchoolSprintShot PuttLong JumpHill ClimbWeight LiftTotal PointsPosition
Harrogate High A2020171820951
Harrogate High B1918161419862
King James School A1417202015863
Huntington School A1616181713804
Harrogate High C1813191612785
King James School B1515131916786
Ripon College A178141317697
Easingwold School A1119151210678
Huntington School B1314121114649
All Saints RC School A89815185810
Easingwold School B12121110115611
All Saints RC School C101110994912
All Saints RC School B9109884413

Sprint Score Sheet

All Saints RC School A108
All Saints RC School B109
All Saints RC School C1010
Easingwold School A1011
Easingwold School B1012
Huntington School B1013
King James School A1014
King James School B1015
Huntington School A6.9416
Ripon College A6.117
Harrogate High C4.9118
Harrogate High B4.5919
Harrogate High A3.7520

Shot Putt Score Sheet

All Saints RC School A08
All Saints RC School B09
All Saints RC School C010
Easingwold School B011
Harrogate High C012
Huntington School B013
Ripon College A014
King James School B6115
Huntington School A10416
King James School A15017
Harrogate High B21118
Easingwold School A29019
Harrogate High A60320

Long Jump Score Sheet

All Saints RC School A08
All Saints RC School B09
All Saints RC School C010
Easingwold School B011
Huntington School B012
King James School B013
Ripon College A014
Easingwold School A2915
Harrogate High B5916
Harrogate High A7617
Huntington School A8018
Harrogate High C8719
King James School A8720

Hill Climb Score Sheet

All Saints RC School B08
All Saints RC School C09
Easingwold School B010
Huntington School B011
Easingwold School A58512
Ripon College A59013
Harrogate High B61014
All Saints RC School A69515
Harrogate High C86016
Huntington School A87017
Harrogate High A90018
King James School B101019
King James School A122520

Weight Lift Score Sheet

All Saints RC School B10008
All Saints RC School C10009
Easingwold School A100010
Easingwold School B100011
Harrogate High C100012
Huntington School A100013
Huntington School B100014
King James School A100015
King James School B100016
Ripon College A100017
All Saints RC School A18018
Harrogate High B12019
Harrogate High A2.6820