For this one-day, I decided to build my own race car for the ramp in front of the FA space. My goal was to build the fastest car in the group and I failed horribly. The car was originally going to be a blue and black Lamborghini that would’ve been really fast, however, I forgot about my original designs and made a very average looking car:
I did, however, decide to improve on it by making the wheels much more stable and I drew some cool patterns on what I dubbed “Kamsen’s Radical Rollercoaster Racer”
After a few tests…IMG_3010
I realized I needed more weight on the car to go faster downhill using Newton’s Second Law, so I decided to add a piece of wood to the front of the car:
However, the results of the 2nd and 3rd prototype turned out to be the same, which confused me greatly. After that, I tried taping a bigger item to the car and found a water bottle:
Surprisingly, it worked this time. My car didn’t go past the second ramp, but it still got further than the others and I had no time to improve so I just settled on it.
If I had more time, I would have redesigned the car with a sports car-esque design that worked for others.
Overall, this project was not very interesting and could have been a lot better if I had more time, but its only 1-day and I couldn’t get much done in one day. However, I did learn a lot about building and design, as well as the ability to incorporate science into day to day life, which was not something I thought I would learn.