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Young engineers will take part in exciting carbon-free challenge

August 16th, 2017

Budding engineers from Monmouth will be using objects next week in an exciting project to highlight the benefits of fuel cell and hydrogen technology.

Ten young inventors and programmers, aged from eight to 18 years old, will use software and hardware to make toy cars, ducks, boats or robots move faster or longer.

The week-long carbon-free initiative is called the Arcola Energy Hydrogen Hack and takes place at Monmouth School for Boys from 21 to 26 August.

It forms part of the Schools Hydrogen Challenge, Arcola’s long-running, not-for-profit education programme.

The youngsters will select an object from a box provided and demonstrate their creativity and engineering skills to hack hardware. They will use their RPi, Arduino and a Fuel Cell to make their chosen item do something new.

Lyndsay Hope, from Monmouth School for Boys, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Monmouth heat.

“This is a really creative, innovative and fun way for young people to learn more about clean energy and the role it plays in ensuring a sustainable future for everyone.”

Dr Ben Todd, Managing Director of Arcola Energy, said: “We are delighted to be partnering Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools to deliver these innovative hack events in Monmouth and can’t wait to see the finished products.”

The Hydrogen Hack event will take place during the week commencing Monday 21st August in 10 regional centres across the UK.

It will culminate in a national final in London on Saturday 26 August, where the overall winner will receive the Arcola Cup.

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