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Design Challenge


Design Challenge 2022 Regional Finals and National Final

The 2022 project is to build a line launcher. Line launchers can be used to fire a rope from one ship to another at sea, or for various other rescue scenarios, such as delivering a line to a high-rise building, or pulling a zip line over a divide.

Teams are tasked to produce a small-scale indoor device, to fire a squash ball attached to a line, at a horizontal target, from various distances. There are many methods of firing projectiles; such devices require a controlled and safe method of energy storage with a reliable release mechanism.

Regional Final dates

Throughout 2022, first- and second-year undergraduates competed against each other in Regional Heats, going onto take part in their Regional Finals with the aim of qualifying for the National Final of the Challenge.

This year's Design Challenge National Final will be taking place on 7 October 2022 at One Birdcage Walk in London, with the finalists confirmed as follows:

First-year teams
University Team
GLR University College London UCL A
NER University of Durham Zigzag McQueen
NWR Lancaster University Lancaster A
Wessex University of Bournemouth Future Robot Wars Winners
Midlands University of Lincoln Cygnet

Second-year teams
University Team
GLR University College London UCL Team D
NER Northumbria University
NWR Salford University Rami Rammingtons

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