Physics - Daniel Zimmerman 3/14/2005 Physics Mr. Windley...

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Daniel Zimmerman 3/14/2005 Physics Mr. Windley For this project my intensions where to save money that I do not have. Balsa Wood is very expensive the way it is sold. When I was at Greenbrier Mall a few weeks ago I went into the hobby shop, called Hungates, and found the mouse trap race car, and wood glue. The kit included pre cut balsa wood for the wheels, floor, backing, nose, the sides, a wing, a mouse trap, string, and two rubber bands. The way the car was originally designed I could tell that it was made for larger speeds over smaller distances. But what I need is more of a distance car without speed it just has to move. I took the pieces out of the box and designed a way to remove weight and make it run for a longer distance. I glued the sides to the bottom and let it set making sure that the sides stayed perpendicular to the bottom of the car. I then glued the mousetrap to the middle of the floor plate of the car and let it set for about an hour or so to make sure the glue had completely dried before working on the car any further. I then took the wheels
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