So you're allowed to, for example, burn the mouse trap as fuel, and then use the heat with a peltier junction to power an electric motor?Originally posted by decibel
hey. i asked my teacher about the constraints and wut were not aloowed to do.....he said we can do whatever we want with the cars....so any more suggestions on how to make it go farther since its gonna be marked on distance
My solution: a yo-yo. Its perfect because it gives you an adjustable acceleration curve. If you're allowed to, you can use it as the 3rd wheel in a tricycle configuration (you can argue its really two wheels close together). Just glue a wide rubber-band around each half for tires. As an added bonus, the wheel has a little mass to it which will make the car decelerate slower. The biggest challenge I see would be making a release mechanism for the pull-cord.Originally posted by NateTG
I was thinking about this, and it occurred to me that putting a cam on the mouse trap might get you a more usefull power curve.