The Royal Adelaide Show has a significant competitive section devoted to the development of excellence in technological fields. Many of the competitions are school based providing an outlet for students to pitch their skills against their peers within the state.
All technology competitive entries will be showcased in the Advanced Technology Centre, together with displays and demonstrations of current technology including a 3D printer display and a McLaren F1 Car.
F1 in Schools – SA State Final
The South Australian State Final of the National F1 in Schools competition is conducted by REA Australia.
Schools can enter any of the four categories – Cadet Class (Years 5 to 12), Development Class (Years 5 to 9), Junior Professional Class (Years 5 to 9) and Senior Professional Class (Years 10 to 12). The F1 cars are judged on manufacturing and compliance with the technical rules, Portfolio Pit Display, Verbal presentations and racing covering time trials, reaction racing and knock out racing.
Subs in Schools – SA State Final
The competition is promoting engineering including the use of advanced technology systems, culminating in a range of judging including the Submarines and ROV’s undertaking Sea trials in a swimming pool located externally to the Showground.
School Categories: ROV – Remotely Operated Vehicle, (Years 6 to 12), Design Space Class (Years 8 to 12) and Submarine Class (Years 8 to 12).
Land Rover (4 x 4) in Schools Technology Challenge
The competition is promoting engineering including the use of advanced technology systems, culminating in a range of judging including the Model 4 x 4 vehicles undertaking a Track Assessment on a specially designed off-road track.
Stemsel - Microcontrollers & Robotics
See the best of robotics, including UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), robotic soccer, line following (robots designed and constructed to follow a line in a field) and egg incubators.
3D Printing Competition
Open to all South Australian secondary students in the categories of Sculpture e.g. chess piece, Functional Object e.g. box with lid, and a Moving Object e.g. windmill, in both junior and senior sections. Participants need to supply a 3D model and a portfolio of work to support their entry.