Rubber Band Powered Car

Introduction: Rubber Band Powered Car

Design thinking is the process of a way to fix a problem in a creative way.

Design thinking is important when designing because if you have a problem and you want to solve it, if you use design thinking there will be more ways to fix the problem and they may even be better solutions.

My design is a car that moves with a rubber band and with a little force from the user.

Materials: 4 pencils, popsicle sticks, glue, rubber bands, CDs.

Supplies

Glue, CDs, popsicle sticks, pencils, rubber bands.

Step 1: Make the Base.

Empathy is knowing how other people feel and what they are thinking and putting yourself in other people's shoes. This fits with design thinking because you need to put yourself in your user's shoes and look at what you can do to make the product better. My parents are my users. the drivers and constraints are Easy to use. Easy build. Automatic.Resistant. Light weight.

Step 2: Add the Wheels.

for this step, you need to add pencils and CDs to be the wheels for the car.

Ideation is the process where somebody generates ideas such as sketches.

Step 3: Add the Last Set of Wheels.

in this step, you will have to add wheels to the back part of the car.

There was a long process for the making of my design.

1: I had to find a user and interview him to know what the design was going to be like. after that, I had to make the main idea of what it was going to be about, my user and I decided that he wanted a car that moved made with popsicle sticks. then I had to go through the ideation process to figure out a bunch of designs and figure out which one would work best. after that, I had to start building. while I was building I had a few problems that messed up my car. so I had to talk with my user and make some changes. then I kept building until I found the best thing that would work the best way. and then I finished and I had to test it a bunch of times and it worked, so I stayed with that design.

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    8 Comments

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    25juarez7407
    25juarez7407

    1 year ago

    I like your creation because I think it is something very fun and entertaining that one could do. However, next time, you could do a video of it moving, for the users to be able to see how it functions. Despite from this, congrats on your creation!

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    26galvan7055
    26galvan7055

    1 year ago

    it wasgood that they were unique things

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    26andonie7034
    26andonie7034

    1 year ago

    I like this but maybe show the car moving

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    nicothecreator
    nicothecreator

    1 year ago

    You should add a video of it moving!

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    25delagarza6648
    25delagarza6648

    1 year ago

    I like your idea but I feel like using DVD's wasn't the best way to make wheel. I would have been better to make the car smaller and use bottle caps because the DVD's would wobble causing most of the rubber band engine's trust go to waste.

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    26hernandez7102
    26hernandez7102

    1 year ago on Step 3

    I liked that you explained how your design was made and what is it used for, I will suggest to add more detailed images or more images in total for it to me at least 2 images per step. But I think you did a great job.

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    Gabo Lopez
    Gabo Lopez

    1 year ago

    I liked the finished product and it is very creative but I think you should add how it moves with the rubber band