Mechanical Car Project

Design brief

You are to design and make a mechanical buggy that can burst a balloon 5 or more meters away.

During the project you will learn about different types of motion and the mechanisms used to create them including levers, linkages, pulleys and gears.

In the final lesson, all the cars are tested in competition to see which one is the most accurate at bursting a balloon





Links and linkages

Gear Ratio

Designing Gears

Gears 2D design

Tutorial creating gears in 2D design