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Motorize a LEGO Car by a Motor from a Broken DVD Player

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This simple project showed my kids how simple machine works - electricity, pulley, velocity ratio and mechanical advantage.
 
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Step 1: Step 1 - Fix the motor

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My son has a couple of LEGO sets but none of them are the Technic or those come with a motor. I got one motor from a broken DVD player.

In order to fix it in LEGO blocks, I used some blu tach.

Step 2: Step 2 - Install the power

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Similar to the motor, a 3V battery box cannot fix in LEGO blocks without the help of some blu tack. I got one with an ON/OFF switch.

Step 3: Step 3 - The power transmission

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Stretch the rubber band and the power can be transmitted from the motor to the wheel.

Step 4: Step 4 - Decoration

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My son did the rest of the job. He put one driver and one operator on it. Not bad. You may want to see how it works at my site.