What we Know
We know that it is very hard to make a car with all of the aerodynamics and keeping the car on the ground, and making the car overall move. It is hard to make a real car but not as hard to make one that is small like ours will be. We know that it will take up some time, the wiring will be hard without having them drag. We know that it is also going to be a very fun project.
What we learned
We learned that to make a car you will have to know a lot about engineering so you can be able to balance the car and keep it controlled by someone. We learned that it can be more difficult then you would think, it is a lot of fun building it to because of the things to work together on and working with the wires.
What we want to know
We would like to know if we can really make a moving car without us having to push it. If making a car will help us with other electric things. If making a car that is small can compare to a bigger car and what the speeds compare in small and big.
What action we took
Me and Ryan took the action of making a car out of regular classroom materials besides the wires and motors. We decided to make a video of the car and how we made it. We also finished the car and it was able to move. The actions we took lead us to success and helped us with our project!
How we will do it
Me and Ryan will try to construct a car made out of materials that are around the classroom (except for the wires and motors). We will make the car by taking the two motors in the back with the wires going up to the top with two wheels with no motors in front.
What Questions we still have
We are still wondering how to make a car that we can control with a remote or how to make one level and not tilt another way. We were also wondering how to make a car with more of better materials and how to make our car any better without weighing it down. We were trying to figure out how to level it but we couldn't get it. We would also try to make a car that has four wheels instead of 3.
Ryan - I liked this project because it was a lot more fun then just researching. It was a lot more hands-on and I loved that, I think next round ill try to do something similar like a hands on building passion time (that's one of the main reasons I liked this). The stuff I learned in this round the final product of the car was insane to what we started with to me. It worked if you watch the video above you'll see some of the things we made it do it went in a good 35 circles around our lunch room from just a tiny 9 volt battery. I wish we could work a lot longer on this awesome passion time and would say do it to anyone.
Ben - I loved this project because we actually made a car that could move around pretty quickly. I think me and Ryan worked very well together on this project because we were able to make a video and compromise on what the car will look like and how it will work. I also really liked it because of all of the hands on parts of the activity because of making the car. Me and Ryan did have some flaws but most of the time it was very fun working with him. Ryan really helped me with the wiring because I didn't know how to do it that well, Ryan showed me how to do the wires and where to connect them. Overall I really liked this project and hope to do another fun one like this again in passion time.