Pembroke Pines Charter Elementary School
Name: Simon T
I wanted to build a solar car because my last EnergyWhiz project was a solar oven and I thought that it would be fun to continue the tradition of using the sun to create new challenges.
|My first problem was that the gear was crooked and so it would not travel forward.||I adjusted it so that it was straight and went forward.||Make the car have movement.|
|The next problem was that the wheels were too small so it was too close to the ground so it would scrape on the ground.||I got bigger wheels and put the axel underneath the chassis instead of on top.||To make it go without having it hit the ground.|
|The gear was too small so it could not reach the wheel gear.||We got a bigger gear that would reach.||To make sure wheels would actually move,|
|Date: March 29th, 2021||Started design process|
|Date: April 3rd, 2021||Designed team shirt|
|Date: April 10-11th, 2021||Gathered supplies to build the car including, balsa wood, motor, paint, and other car basics.|
|Date: April 12th, 2021||Built car number one and tested it- scrap car one.|
|Date: April 13th, 2021||Design and build car two|
|Date April 17th, 2021||Tested car two and it was a success|
The next three photos are of my shirt design.
The next photos are of my assembly process with the car.
Timelapse video of the car building process
Here are some photos of the finished product