Budding Engineers develop new ‘Brake Beam Sensor’ design


A group of BTEC Level 3 Engineering students have come up with an innovative new 'Brake Beam Sensor' design as part of the 2015-2016 EESW sixth form project.

The group of eight first year engineering students have worked hard throughout the last few months to develop their innovative design, which is based around enhancing road safety.  

They will now showcase their design alongside seventy other EESW teams from across South Wales at the EESW Big Bang Fair, which is taking place at Swansea University, Bay Campus on Thursday 24th March 2016.

The event will include a range of activities from the F1 in Schools – Jaguar Primary School Challenge, to the Engineering Education Scheme Wales Sixth Form Awards and Presentation Day. There will also be an exhibition of companies, universities and interactive activities, such as the ICE bridge in schools. 


Engineering student Brandon Jones commented “I’ve really enjoyed taking part in the project. We had a few ideas to start off with but then after a lot of thought and analysis we decided to go ahead and take forward this brake beam sensor idea. The project has been quite challenging but we held lots of team meetings and worked well together to formulate and produce the design. We are really happy with the completed design and today has provided us with a great opportunity to present and test the design with members of the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Lighting team. The project has almost certainly inspired me to progress on to a career in Engineering.

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