Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Idea No. 001 The Cheese Mobile

Well this is our first idea of how our car would look like. We call this car the Cheese Mobile just because it looks like a chunk of cheese. Well this model is made up of Bristol board, a straw, 1/4' diameter dowels and we are still thinking about materials for the wheels. Most likely it may be made up of wood (i.e., a 1' diameter dowel). The shape of this car is the way it is because of the aerodynamics. We noticed how many cars out on the road are all shaped a specific way. We did some research and found out that the shape of the car helps break through the barrier of the wind causing it to travel at a faster rate. The fin also helps the car travel faster. Hopefully when we build this car, it will travel the desired distance of 5m (hoping it is more).