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Design Challenge


Design Challenge 2023 Regional Finals and National Final

Internal pipe climber

The 2023 project is to build an internal pipe climber. Teams will be tasked with building an internal pipe-climbing robot. This is a device that can climb up the inside of a piece of vertical transparent tube lifting an increasing load, limited only by the cost and sizings listed in the competition specifications.

Regional Final dates

  • North Eastern: 3 May 2023
  • North Western: 26 April 2023
  • Wessex: 23 March 2023
  • Greater London: 31 March 2023
  • Midlands: 22 June 2023
  • Yorkshire: 2 June 2023

National Final

  • 13 October 2023

Throughout 2023, 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.

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