About this product
- DescriptionCombining fun and interactive activities, this guide will have kids captivated for hours constructing fantastic racing cars with the basics of only rubber bands, cardboard, and glue. These simple instructions with templates allow budding engineers to gain hands-on experience as they learn t only how to build a basic racer, but how to make modifications such as aluminum foil axle bearings, steering mechanisms, hinges, cam shafts, and wheels made out of old CDs. This helpful resource has step-by-step instructions for making a basic rubber-band model, a railroad push-car, and a high-speed racer. Other unique projects include Oscar the Laughing Clown, which has a jaw mechanism that opens and closes when it moves, and Spot the Dog, which has a moving tail. Children can even learn how to build a rubber band car big eugh for a human. Exploring wheels, bearings, and friction, kids will learn t only how to make speedy racers but also the science that makes the process work.
- Author BiographyMike Rigsby is an electrical engineer who has contributed to several magazines, including Byte, Circuit Cellar, Modern Electronics, and Robotics Age. He lives in Fort Myers, Florida.
- Author(s)Mike Rigsby
- PublisherChicago Review Press
- Date of Publication01/11/2007
- SubjectChildren's General Interest & Leisure
- Place of PublicationChicago
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintChicago Review Press
- Content Noteb/w photos & illus
- Weight244 g
- Width177 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine7 mm
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