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Chromosphere Car

Team Chromosphere Car

Photo & Basic Info

About the Car

We are from Timber Lakes Elementary and our team is called the Chromosphere Car. We called our car the Chromosphere Car because the chromosphere is part of the sun’s atmosphere. We think our car is a winner because of its specials features like how we added 3D printed wheels at the back of our car and how we angled the solar panel to catch more sunlight. We are using some recycled materials like the bottle cap that holds the ping pong ball. Another reusable material is the yard sign parts that prop up the solar panel and the motor. Our challenges while building this car were that we needed perfect measuring to ensure our car would run properly. Somethings that show we are a great team include we’re very hard working and there was a lot of teamwork.

About the Team

  • Car: Chromosphere Car
  • School: Timber Lakes Elementary
  • Grade/Division: Grades 4th/5th
  • Team Member : Noah H.(5th Grade)
  • Team Member : Anay M. (5th Grade)
  • Team Member : T.J. (5th Grade)
  • Coaches: Amy Tyler, Ben Harding

Car Specifications

  • Car Size: Length 11 inches
  • Width 5 5/8 inches
  • Height 5 1/2 inches
  • Weight: 195.6 grams
  • Wheel Size: 1 1/2 inches front wheel
  • 2 1/4 inches back wheel
  • Gear Ratio: 1:6
  • List of Components:
  • Ray Catcher Kit $41.35
  • 2 Gears $3.20
  • 2 Axles $2.50
  • 4 Wheels $ 3.20
  • 2 Balsa Wood Sheets $ 5.50
  • 4 Rubber bands $1.00
  • 1 Ping pong ball (free)
  • 4 Nylon Spacers $1.40
  • Battery Holder $ 1.35
  • 1 Eyelet 50 cent
  • Total Value $60.00

Lab Guide/Car Photos

Documenting & Building

Design Drawing #1
Design Drawing #2
Tinkercad Designs
Painting the Chassis
Attaching Rubber Bands to the Wheels
Measuring & Sketching Designs
Front Axle Assembly
Right Side
3D Printed Wheels

Car Testing Video

Sun Power Test #1

Sun Power Test #2
Battery Test

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