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We followed this method to help figure out the way to build the Solar-powered Capacitor Car. We went through several early ideas until we came up with...
We printed out the chassis using a 3D printer. The dimensions are as follows for the entire chassis. 5" x 3" (Open the file in Solidworks and 3D print...
The front wheel (Click Here) is bought online at Pitsco Education. the diameter is 1.475 inches
We used a small erector set motor. Any small electric motor can be used.
We used a small capacitor off of DigiKey. It is 5 volts and 1 farad.
The Switch is a basic Honeywell snap-action switch (Click Here)
The Back Wheels were designed on Solidworks and 3D printed. the diameter is 2.535 inches
We used a 4:1 pulley combination ( 2 inches to 0.5 inch) They 0.5 inch pulley piece is on the motor, with the larger piece on the rear axle.
The length of the rear axle is 5.36 inches and the front axle is 5 inches long. We took welding rods and lathed them until they fit into the holes.(Ab...
Combine all the parts as shown in the final picture. Charge the capacitor and watch it go!
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