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Building a car without a mousetrap! i'm desperate!

  1. Oct 5, 2008 #1
    I am supposed to make a car similar to that of a mousetrap car, except without using a mousetrap. I have basic materials and I am completley dumfounded when it comes to making the car "go."

    please help me! i am so desperate!

    i originally thought that using a car to make the car go would be a good idea but i have no idea how to rig that up.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 5, 2008 #2
    a fan?
     
  4. Oct 5, 2008 #3
    that's actually a really good idea. i hadn't thought of that. i just can't figure out how to rig that up.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2008 #4
    use styrofoam (or something equally light), stick a fan on the back. Add wheels. Voila.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2008 #5
    idk i think that would be considered "cheating." it's supposed to be some complicated physics contraption.
     
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