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Basically I have made a rubber band powered car...but I have to make it turn!

It has to go 3m turn right, then go another 2m. How am i supposed to make it turn? I'm totally stumped

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tave
tave

11 years ago

the question was never answered

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tave
tave

Reply 11 years ago

He really didnt...
[quote]You have three bands because you have three actions to do - move, turn, move.

Use one band to drive the car forwards 60cm. Reaching that point triggers the turn mechanism, powered by the second band, and reaching 90o triggers the third band to drive forwards again.

Without actually making one myself, though (because I tend to make these things up as I go along), I can't be much more help.

(Aren't you working in a team??)[/quote]

He gave a simple idea of how it might work...but what turning mechanism, and how would it be triggered?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Now you're asking us to do the work for you.  In this kind of challenge, part of the credit is usually given for the design stage.

If we give you a design, you cannot take honest credit for the work.

There are a number of methods possible - the only real limit is your imagination and the available materials.


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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

We've had this question before (I guess it's a regular project).  Follow this link to see what we discussed then.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

11 years ago

Hmmm... Are you allowed to use R/C?  You could attach a small fan on a motor controlled from a distance. 

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tave
tave

Reply 11 years ago

all we can use are rubber bands and other basic material (nothing electronic)