2019 Solar Car Regulations
Please have a careful read of the official 2019 AIMSC model solar car regulations above. The Tasmanian competition will run in accordance with these for the most part and participants should become familiar with the entire document.
Rule changes for the Tasmanian Championships
A few changes have been introduced by the Tasmanian Committee to make for a simpler state competition. Only teams selected to compete at the nationals will then need to comply with the AIMSC regulations in full.
The key changes to the Tasmanian event are detailed as follows:
Sections 3.1 & 6.3
There is no limit to the number of cars a school can enter. The Tasmanian event does not have a maximum of 32 entries and is held on a single day of competition. A group of 2 or more students is permitted to enter multiple cars as long as each entry can be assigned at least one unique student. Teamwork and helping one another out is encouraged.
Racing will be conducted as a series of round robins and each car will take part in many rounds of competition. Cars will then be ranked on their number of race wins for finals participation.
Sections 4, 5 & 7
Teams are encouraged, but not strictly required, to submit a multimedia video presentation or be expected to participate in any random interviews at the Tasmanian competition. This will only apply to teams going on to represent the state at the national finals. As an example, please see one of the top AIMSC submissions from 2018 included at the bottom of this page.
Teams competing at the Tasmanian event will need to provide their own 50g eggs and tennis ball for racing. Please consider bringing a replacement egg or two in case the driver sustains an injury during the competition.