Rubber Band Racers - Slideshow
Research 10 different types, that's 10 slides plus a title slide.
On each slide list the materials each of the rbr is made up of.
Explain the special/different qualities of each.
We are working on a prototype design which you will be able to create a design on the body of the rbr and then assemble your own rbr.

There will be a set of designs you can choose from.

But if you want your own use the Google search path (find a subject, such as canoes - then add the path black line masters, for example canoe black line masters.

Here is an example of the type of rbr you will be using.


Part 2 of the Design and Technology RBR Project.

To research the fastest moving mechanical objects, designed by man (with the assistance of robots) using advanced design and technology skills.

This should include:

1/. Aircraft,

2/. trains,

3/. boats,

4/. ships,

5/. racing cars,

6/. bikes,

7/. earthmoving equipment (though slow there are fast ones),

8/. trucks,

9/. space craft,

10/. hovercraft,

11/. ferries.

12/. and there's more! (Your research will add to this list).

This is a slideshow of a minimum of 25 slides, including a title slide: The Fastest Movers.

What are you researching:

A comparison of the fastest and second fastest in each type.
Do your research.

Information required is:

1/. Two different images of each.

2/. Details of exactly what it is and how fast can it go.

3/. What is it's actual use. ie: an aircraft, but what type and for what purpose was it built.

4/. Who made it.

5/. (If the information is available) - how much did it cost to build.

Some examples of The Fast Movers are:
The project.

Using the Adobe Illustrator template provided, you will insert your researched design to go onto the top of the rbr.

Linked here are some ideas.

You can also use a coloured image and convert it to a black outline, by using Photoshop and following the steps linked below.

Rbr outline link

Then we will laser etch your rbr and you will start the assembling process:

The top base of the rbr will have your chosen laser etched design on it, also with your name.

You will need:

From the laser etched mdf, create the:

2 sides, which are 160mm x 12mm.

2 end pieces, which are 65mm x 12mm.

4 wheels, which are 25mm x 25mm with centres 8mm in diameter.

Also you need to organise these component parts:

2 axles (two pieces of 8mm dowelling 95mm long),

Some cut gaffer tape, 4 pieces approximately 10mm wide.

1 rubber band, which is to be wrapped around the front axle and tied to the centre of the rbr, as a propulsion mechanism.

The sides and ends are to be glued together using PVA glue.
The dowelling axles go into the holes.
The gaffer tape is to be cut into widths of 10mm. Two pieces of gaffa tape are used as the outer hub on each wheel.
Once built, test the racer on the floor and on the supplied racetrack.
Make any modifications necessary.
Have someone with a stop watch test the speed of your racer - how many seconds from the start to the finish. Record the timing and compare with others, to find the first and fastest rbr, the second and the third.