Recover E : Mini Formula E Envision racing car
Lazerian and Envision Racing have launched an exciting new competition called Recover E, inviting young innovators and designers to join their Race Against Climate Change. The competition aims to raise awareness about the millions of tonnes of electrical products that are discarded every year, which could be used to power the transition to a cleaner, greener world.
The challenge for the young competitors is to build a Formula E race car from e-waste, using old electrical items from friends and family, and incorporating their unique design ideas. There are three entry categories: 9-11 years, 12-16 years, and 17-21 years, with entries welcomed from all over the world.
The competition presents a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about sustainability and contribute to the global effort to address climate change. By creating a Formula E race car from e-waste, they will be showcasing the potential of recycling and upcycling, and inspiring others to think creatively about how we can reduce waste and protect the planet.
Lazerian has designed the mini car for the Recover E competition in a way that makes it accessible to everyone which was announced recently. The base model of the Formula E mini car can be made from a variety of materials found around the home, including record sleeves, cereal boxes, trainer boxes, and old electronic boxes like TV or laptop packaging. This approach is meant to encourage participants to use waste materials creatively and think outside the box when it comes to designing their cars.
Made from electronic waste
All entries to the competition will have the opportunity to be displayed on the Recover E website, and the winners will be announced at the Race Against Climate Change event at the London E-Prix on 29 July. This promises to be an exciting and inspiring event, bringing together young people from all over the world who are passionate about sustainability and creating a better future for our planet.
So, if you are a young innovator or designer with a passion for sustainability, this is your chance to make a real difference. Join the Recover E competition today and help turn e-waste into a winning race towards a greener future.
Participants in the Recover E competition are encouraged to get creative with the use of materials in a structural and creative way. The design of the mini car allows for flexibility in terms of the materials used, giving participants the freedom to experiment and try out new ideas. This approach is also meant to give kids a good understanding of the basis of product design and development through hands-on modeling in paper, card, and an array of materials.
By using waste materials found around the home, the competition hopes to raise awareness about the importance of reusing and repurposing electronic waste. The aim is to encourage people to explore products and how they can be taken apart for repair, reuse, or recycling to create a circular economy that is essential for a healthy world going forward.
Overall, Lazerian’s design of the mini car for the Recover E competition is an innovative approach that encourages people to think about the importance of sustainability and recycling. By providing a fun and accessible way to create a Formula E car from waste materials, the competition hopes to inspire young innovators and designers to come up with new and creative ways to tackle the problem of electronic waste.
We’d like to extend a warm thank you to Music Magpie for teaming up with us and supplying e-waste for this project.