March 21st, 2017

posted Mar 21, 2017, 4:03 AM by Mr Becker   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 7:19 AM ]
Did you like planes?  Now it's on to cars!

You will then MAKE a CO2 dragster, which we will race!  You need to make the dragster design follow the Technology Student Association rules (see attachment at the bottom).

We will move into the robotics room.  You will team up into groups of 3-4 students.  We will review the basics of dragster terminology, and have you practice drafting some designs.  Use scrap paper first, to practice the types of lines, the measurements, etc.  Your first assignment due is an accurate, scaled, dragster design.

Thurs/Friday we will start practice developing the dragsters, by cutting polystyrene foam blocks according to your diagrams.  You can even practice assembling them, rolling them.

Pay attention to detail!!  The subtleties of design will affect drag, push, and other factors.

(The aerodynamics movie - )

Videos from last year.

See the specs for your car in the below.  We will be adhering to the 2016 specs.