Introduction: Multi-Use Rubber Band Car Launcher

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this is a toy car launcher made of rubber bands. add ramps for extra fun. note: this can be used as many other things such a a jumps rope and other things you may find out by yourself. this is to be entered in the KLUTZ Rubber Band Powered Contest and I need your vote. Vote If You Like It!

Step 1: Materials

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the materials needed are a lot of rubber bands (I used 24), a toy car (playmobile or fisher price dollhouse styles work well), and 2 nails or stakes.

Step 2: Prepare the Rubber Bands

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to prepare the rubber bands you must knot them together with a slipknot (see the video). you must do this until you have used all of the rubber bands. you should have a finished product that is like a rubber rope.

Step 3: Plant the Stakes (or Nails)

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now it is best to do this outside so you cant plant your nails or stakes easily. measure the length of your rope and put the nails a little bit shorter away form each other than that length.

Step 4: Prepare the Launcher

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wrap the loops of the ends of the rope around the nails the keep the rope in place.

Step 5: Launch

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put your toy car towards the center rubber band puul back all the way and release to launch the car. use ramps for added fun.

Comments

SHADOW3.14159 (author)2011-09-19

that is the best

wonder4 (author)2009-05-16

it is so amazing that something so simple can work so well!

bylerfamily (author)2009-04-09

Cool!How high does it go when you ramp it?

EPL (author)bylerfamily2009-04-09

it depends on the ramp and how far you pull it back

bylerfamily (author)EPL2009-04-10

Okay.

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