Rubber Band Power Racing

engineering
design
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#1

Formula E Racing

Imagine if you will, a race where you design, engineer and build your toy race car with a team of 2 to 4 individuals. The sole source of power is a single 16 foot long rubber band. How do you do it?

The race has even been duplicated by some Chinese design schools even.


#2

We did something similar in college, except instead of a race we had to create a mech that could climb stairs. Mine was geared up so much that you ran a serious risk of injury when winding it.


#3

That sounds like it was quite a bit of fun to do.


#4

Very! We did some really cool projects in college.