Download Amazing Rubber Band Cars: Easy-to-Build Wind-Up Racers, by Mike Rigsby PDF

By Mike Rigsby

Combining enjoyable and interactive actions, this consultant can have young children captivated for hours developing wonderful racing automobiles with the fundamentals of purely rubber bands, cardboard, and glue. those easy directions with templates permit budding engineers to achieve hands-on event as they examine not just tips to construct a simple racer, yet find out how to make changes similar to aluminum foil axle bearings, steerage mechanisms, hinges, cam shafts, and wheels made from outdated CDs.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 exact initiatives comprise Oscar the giggling Clown, which has a jaw mechanism that opens and closes whilst it strikes, and notice the puppy, which has a relocating tail. kids can also construct a rubber band automobile large enough for a human. Exploring wheels, bearings, and friction, young children will study not just how you can make quickly racers but additionally the technology that makes the method work.

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

01 (001-056) chapters 01-07 9/7/07 1:40 PM Page 45 Railroad Push Car 45 Glue the two little people to the upper floor, each facing the push rod from either end. Bend the paper clips loosely around the push rod and attach them to the little people, as shown in the photo. The paper clips are the little people’s arms. Attach rubber bands to the axle, just as you have on earlier cars, and your railroad push car is ready. 01 (001-056) chapters 01-07 46 9/7/07 1:40 PM Page 46 Amazing Rubber Band Cars Decorating the Car Materials and Tools Acrylic paints Paintbrushes Water Markers Use paint, markers, and your imagination to decorate your railroad push car.

Loop three rubber bands together in a chain. 01 (001-056) chapters 01-07 9/7/07 1:40 PM Page 35 Simple Two-Wheeled Car 35 Insert the rubber band chain through one of the two center holes in the right wheel. Pull the rubber band chain through the loop in one of the fishing weights, then through the matching hole in the left wheel. Pull the rubber band chain back through the other hole in the left wheel. Slide the end of the last rubber band through one end of the paper clip, as shown below. Then bring the other end of the rubber band chain through the remaining hole in the right wheel.

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