Intro: How to Make a Rubber Band Car
If you have a school project, then this will probably make you the winner! This can even carry a size 5 soccer ball over 7 feet! This is my entry for the Make it Youth Contest. I hope this helps any other young builders out there. Along the way I learned that cardboard, with the right supports, can be really strong. I also learned that one rubber band will get your pretty far!
Step 1: Parts and Tools!
Two rubber bands
Wall picture frame hook
2 CD's (wheels)
Tools: hot glue gun
Step 2: Cutting and Gluing!
Cut 6 pieces of cardboard. Each piece needs to have a 1 inch width and needs to be 12 inches long.
Step 3: Gluing!
Now glue 3 of the 6 pieces together to form a firm support frame. Do this twice.
Step 4: Poke the Holes!
Now poke two holes in each side frame piece. Each hole should be slightly larger than your wooden axles diameter.
Step 5: Top Piece
Now get more cardboard and cut a rectangle. The length needs to be 7 1/4 inches and the width needs to be 5 1/2 inches.
Step 6: Gluing Again!
After you have cut out the top piece, glue it on the side frames.
Step 7: Add Support
Now add support to the frame by adding two popsicle sticks to each side.
Step 8: Axles!
Poke the axles through the holes in the side frames.
Step 9: Glueing Again!
Now hot glue the wheels on to the axels. Make sure they fit on tight.
Step 10: The Hook
Glue the hook to the end farthest away from the CD wheels.
Step 11: Apply the Rubber Band
Add the rubber band to the back axel and then hook it on the hook. Wind up and let it go!