Empowering Student Innovation for a Clean Energy Future

Division: JSS Blue (7-8)
School: Palmetto Middle Team Size: 4

Welcome to Flash!

7th Grade, Palmetto Middle

Alyssa S., Sophia F., Megan M., and Zoey W., are so excited you’re here!

The Nitty Gritty:

Flash’s Weight: 134 grams

Flash’s Dimensions: 10.5 inches by 4 inches

Flash’s Gear Ratio: 4 cm to 0.8 cm

Materials used include: one RayCatcher solar panel, four reused cut wood dowels, one 10.5 x 4 inch piece of wood, one 5.25 x 2 inch piece of wood, two large wheels, two small wheels, two axles, one cut magenta straw, one cut white straw, one large gear, one tiny gear, 1 piece of styrofoam, white paint, and magenta paint*

*all materials were either reused or provided by the school, therefore costs are unknown

4 thoughts on “Welcome to Flash!

  • March 31, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    Love the cloud effect!

  • March 31, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    I have never seen anything put on the bottom of a solar panel before. It reminded me that if we could put solar panels up above the clouds, rain is no longer an issue. I was impressed with its performance. Great teamwork!

  • March 30, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Your car gives the illusion of being as light as a cloud!

  • March 29, 2023 at 10:22 am

    The clouds and lightning bolt are a great design element. It also looks nice and light weight. Do you have plans to add a way to connect it to a guide wire for races?


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