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Amazing Rubber Band Cars : Easy-to-Build Wind-Up Racers, Models, and Toys - Mike Rigsby

Amazing Rubber Band Cars

Easy-to-Build Wind-Up Racers, Models, and Toys


Published: 1st November 2007
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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Combining fun and interactive activities, this guide will have kids captivated for hours constructing fantastic racing cars with the basics of only rubber bands, cardboard, and glue. These simple instructions with templates allow budding engineers to gain hands-on experience as they learn not only how to build a basic racer, but how to make modifications such as aluminum foil axle bearings, steering mechanisms, hinges, cam shafts, and wheels made out of old CDs. This helpful resource has step-by-step instructions for making a basic rubber-band model, a railroad push-car, and a high-speed racer. Other unique projects include Oscar the Laughing Clown, which has a jaw mechanism that opens and closes when it moves, and Spot the Dog, which has a moving tail. Children can even learn how to build a rubber band car big enough for a human. Exploring wheels, bearings, and friction, kids will learn not only how to make speedy racers but also the science that makes the process work.

Note to builders -- The basic rubber band car -- Creative wheels -- Bearings and friction -- Distance car -- Simple two-wheeled car -- Railroad push car -- Oscar, the moving clown's body -- Oscar, the moving clown's head -- Steering for Oscar -- Domino cars -- High-speed car -- Spot, the dog with the wagging tail -- Life-sized rubber band car.

ISBN: 9781613741177
ISBN-10: 1613741170
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st November 2007
Publisher: Chicago Review Press