Race and Chase
Pulley car, School years 5-9
This project is about designing and making a belt driven car and maximising speed or power. There is nothing difficult about making the car, but an understanding of power ratios is covered in the student notes so that students can make decisions about the sizes of pulleys they will use for their car. With the Power Anchor there is plenty of opportunity for testing and setting up races and stunts.
This project is rich in engineering content, backed up with a full set of teaching resources including student notes and teacher notes plus classroom video with demonstrations plus all the consumables to run the project with confidence.
What you need:
- Teaching resource
- Motors with propellers
- Plane connectors
- Motor cables
Software for PC. Download the software and run the file PADLapp.exe. Save a shortcut to your desktop.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO TEACHERS
The Hyperlink in the ‘Helicar Student Notes’ to the James May Video – ‘Come Fly with Me’, has been moved to the following page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfwn4_W6x9A