Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 7 years ago

Self Propelled Car Ideas?

For my engineering class we have to build a self proppelled 'vehicle' but preferably a car.

I have thought of


CO2 Canister- Not allowed by instructor

Rubberbands- No originality

Mouse Trap/Rat Trap- Don't know how this would work

If you know of any way I can make the car self propel itself, it would be greatly appreciated, and I just need to know how to power the car, NOT every material needed, If tge way to propel the car affects the body, then describe that too.

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  • C7S
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Make the road or track a magnet.

    Put another magnet on the back of the car. Let go and watch it drive.

    Is a motor allowed at all? Radio shack electric motor with a fan. Fan blows wind to propel car. Car needs to be extrememly light.

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  • 3 years ago

    Self Propelled Car

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  • 7 years ago

    You should be able to get a small scale solar motor and a panel. I had a motor that would turn a propeller and it ran off a 1" X 1" solar panel.

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