Download e-book for kindle: Amazing Rubber Band Cars: Easy-to-Build Wind-Up Racers, by Mike Rigsby

By Mike Rigsby

ISBN-10: 1556527365

ISBN-13: 9781556527364

Combining enjoyable and interactive actions, this consultant could have young children captivated for hours developing brilliant racing autos with the fundamentals of basically rubber bands, cardboard, and glue. those easy directions with templates let budding engineers to achieve hands-on event as they research not just the best way to construct a easy racer, yet find out how to make adjustments similar to aluminum foil axle bearings, guidance mechanisms, hinges, cam shafts, and wheels made from previous CDs. This helpful source has step by step directions for creating a uncomplicated rubber-band version, a railroad push-car, and a high-speed racer. different designated initiatives contain Oscar the guffawing Clown, which has a jaw mechanism that opens and closes while it strikes, and notice the puppy, which has a relocating tail. teenagers also can tips on how to construct a rubber band automobile sufficiently big for a human. Exploring wheels, bearings, and friction, children will study not just tips to make fast racers but in addition the technology that makes the method work.

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Until now. You can reduce friction with a simple aluminum foil bearing. Materials and Tools Scissors Ruler Aluminum foil 2 round pencils 17 01 (001-056) chapters 01-07 18 9/7/07 1:38 PM Page 18 Amazing Rubber Band Cars Start with the cardboard car frame from chapter 1. Insert the scissors into the axle holes and rotate left and right to enlarge each until both are about 1⁄ 2 inch across. Take a piece of aluminum foil, about the size of a sheet of notebook paper, and fold it lengthwise, over and over in layers, into a strip that is about 1 inch wide.

Add glue to the inside surface of the small wheel, then glue a large wheel to the small wheel.

Add glue to the inside surface of the small wheel, then glue a large wheel to the small wheel.

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