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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!
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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.
that is the best
wonder46 years ago
it is so amazing that something so simple can work so well!
bylerfamily6 years ago
Cool!How high does it go when you ramp it?
EPL (author)  bylerfamily6 years ago
it depends on the ramp and how far you pull it back
bylerfamily EPL6 years ago