Tech challenge will be streamed live online this weekend
THOSE who can't make it to this weekend's RACQ Technology Challenge in Maryborough will be able watch the event streamed live online.
Three streaming channels featuring the interactive score board, live footage of the Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) race and a team channel have been set up for the event.
The channels were made possible thanks to the donation of internet services form the Maryborough Telstra Shop.
Fraser Coast councillor for Events Darren Everard said students would able to walk around the event and interview teammates and fellow racers and upload the vision to the live team channel.
"Past teammates, fellow students and parents will be able to log on to the website www.technologychallenge.com.au and keep track of their school's progress," he said.
"This year students can also download an official technology challenge interactive app for their smart phone, which gives them direct access to the live scoreboard.
"Live scoreboard screens are also being installed around the HPV track for teams to keep track of their progress and placing.
"We've had live streaming before but never on this level, it's very exciting and a great step forward for the event."
Cr Everard said council's IT department in conjunction with Amacon would also make free wi-fi available for students and teachers during the course of the two-day event.
"Our IT department, headed up by executive manager Sydney Shang, has also offered the use of five laptops and two ipads so organisers and marshals can post updates to the official Facebook page www.facebook.com/RACQTechChallenge.
"I want to congratulate and sincerely thank all of our sponsors, including local expert and long-time IT co-ordinator Robert Wroe who has volunteered his services to the technology challenge for the past 13 years.
"It's the volunteers and sponsors that really make this event possible and we couldn't do it without them."
More than 2000 students from across Queensland will contest the RACQ Technology Challenge, in state title events including the Human Powered Vehicle Race, Smilie Pushcarts, CO2 Dragsters and Robotics Challenge.