Division: JSS Green (4-6)
School: Christ Church School Team Size: 4

Solar Flares

Team Info

Solar Flares – Cheetah Solar Racing Team

Christ Church School

James B (5th), Gabriella P (3rd), Andrew H (3rd), and Solomon C (2nd)

Design Documentation

Project Log

Finished Car Specifications

Length: 33 cm

Width: 12.5 cm

Height: 10.7 cm

weight: 207.82 g
wheel size: 3.5 cm
gear ratio: 1:1

Supplies

3 pieces of balsa wood 4″x12″x1/4″
Solar Made Panel and Motor
Solar Made wheel pack, axels, and nylon spacers
2 medium solar made gears
Battery Pack
Switch
Wires
Alligator Clips
Velcro
plastic cup
glue sticks
binder comb (4 rings)

Test Results / Trial Runs

Battery 25 ft
Attempt 1 – 8.6 seconds – speed = 2.9 ft/sec
2 – 9.2 seconds – speed = 2.7 ft/sec
3 – 8.9 seconds – speed = 2.8 ft/sec

Solar – 50 ft – partly cloudy
Attempt 1 – 19.1 seconds – speed = 2.6 ft/sec
2 – 20.3 seconds – speed = 2.5 ft/sec
3 – 18.3 seconds – speed = 2.7 ft/sec

Solar – 50 ft – cloudy
Attempt 1 – 24.3 seconds – speed = 2.1 ft/sec
2 – 18.6 seconds – speed = 2.7 ft/sec
3 – 21.8 seconds – speed = 2.3 ft/sec

Key Features Video: http://tinyurl.com/CCSsolarflares2022

Additional Information

3D Print of Concept

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