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How To Make A Rubber Band Car

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If you have a school project, then this will probably make you the winner! This can even carry a size 5 soccer ball over 7 feet! This is my entry for the Make it Youth Contest. I hope this helps any other young builders out there. Along the way I learned that cardboard, with the right supports, can be really strong. I also learned that one rubber band will get your pretty far!
 
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Step 1: Parts And Tools!

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Parts: cardboard
Wooden wheels
Two rubber bands
Wall picture frame hook
Popsicle sticks
Wooden axles
2 CD's (wheels)

Tools: hot glue gun
Razor blade
Scissors
Ruler
Pencil

Step 2: Cutting And Gluing!

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Cut 6 pieces of cardboard. Each piece needs to have a 1 inch width and needs to be 12 inches long.

Step 3: Gluing!

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Now glue 3 of the 6 pieces together to form a firm support frame. Do this twice.

Step 4: Poke The Holes!

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Now poke two holes in each side frame piece. Each hole should be slightly larger than your wooden axles diameter.

Step 5: Top Piece

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Now get more cardboard and cut a rectangle. The length needs to be 7 1/4 inches and the width needs to be 5 1/2 inches.

Step 6: Gluing Again!

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After you have cut out the top piece, glue it on the side frames.

Step 7: Add Support

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Now add support to the frame by adding two popsicle sticks to each side.

Step 8: Axles!

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Poke the axles through the holes in the side frames.

Step 9: Glueing Again!

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Now hot glue the wheels on to the axels. Make sure they fit on tight.

Step 10: The Hook

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Glue the hook to the end farthest away from the CD wheels.

Step 11: Apply The Rubber Band

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Add the rubber band to the back axel and then hook it on the hook. Wind up and let it go!
simplebotics (author) 3 months ago
@whoohoo Never though of that. Good idea!
whoohoo3 months ago
somehow, you should add rubberbands to the back wheels for traction
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