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Rubber Band car - Our group began forming ideas simply by...

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Our group began forming ideas simply by sketching each every thought that entered our minds, not shooting down any ideas. We have selected three of these designs to include in our report: (See Appendix for sketches) Idea #1 Our first design mirrored somewhat of a slingshot design. The frame consists of a wide rear axle with a bar placed in the middle to catch the rubber band. The frame is a short boxed one, with the rubber band stretched, spanning from the front axle to the trigger on the rear axle. The rubber band is meant to apply an immediate force to the rear axle, giving it acceleration and causing it so zoom down to track. We modeled the idea from the deduction that a slingshot successfully transfers energy from the elastic band to the projectile or axis in this case. The design shows promise because we hope the slingshot design allows for a fast acceleration and the result force of the rubber band could allow for force to initiate a parachute or some other “surprise function”. Furthermore, the short
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